It snowed earlier this week. The weather forecast was for a ‘trace’ of snow. Waking up in the morning I turned on the news and the reporter was outside in what looked like a blizzard. The snow was heavy and to make matters worse it was blowing sideways. The reporter said the weather lady would tell us exactly how much snow to expect.
Our weather lady (not hired for her meteorological knowledge to be sure) introduced us to “AccuCast”, short for Accurate Forecasting. AccuCast is the latest in weather technology and it would tell with “pin-point” accuracy how much snow we should expect within the next twenty-four hours. She went on and on about how reliable it was, how up to date it was, and how accurate it was. Our part of town was to receive 2.1 inches of snow (notice that’s two POINT one inches). I got up, got dressed and started shoveling the five and a half inches (officially measured by yours truly) of snow off my driveway.
The following morning not one word was said during the weather report about AccuCast. To their credit, they did get closer than ever before –it did snow. In the weather world that is probably pin-point accuracy.