Page 1 of 1

Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:19 pm
by Kit Kat
The weather people that I watch ( various ones ) all seem to get an adreanaline rush when bad weather is brewing. Sometimes when there is the threat of a hurricane it appears that they are almost giddy. It's not just the TV people, it's some of my facebook friends who post this junk.

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:48 am
by Martin
You definitely have not been to the EasternUS Wx Forums. Haha! Fantastic weather forum btw!
easternuswx.com/bb/index.php?/forum/15-weather-forecasting-and-discussion/

Storms are really very interesting to track. The consequences of hurricanes, flooding or other storm damage can be horrific though. Its tough to say why people are so into it. The rush of trying to predict mother nature and the power behind it seems to be my thinking. Nobody wants or wishes for any loss of life or property!

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:19 pm
by Caribbean Traveler
Kit Kat wrote:The weather people that I watch ( various ones ) all seem to get an adreanaline rush when bad weather is brewing. Sometimes when there is the threat of a hurricane it appears that they are almost giddy. It's not just the TV people, it's some of my facebook friends who post this junk.

For a true meteorologist there is a rush when severe weather occurs. The difference is with the small group that wants to see weather destruction without care who is involved.

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:09 pm
by Ninjaguy
Happens everywhere. What about lawyers....ambulance chaser commericials? Stock brokers buying when a company suffers? it's all the same - people getting excited on others misery.

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:45 pm
by nennie0
ninjaguy89 wrote:Happens everywhere. What about lawyers....ambulance chaser commericials? Stock brokers buying when a company suffers? it's all the same - people getting excited on others misery.

Ninja, you got a good point.

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:20 pm
by Kit Kat
I see that no one agreed with me. I guess that I need an attitude adjustment! :ashamed:

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:12 pm
by joyceajm
The meteorologists can get excited about hurricane Danielle. It is a fish storm and will cause no harm.

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:36 am
by Kitty
Earl is going to provide plenty of ratings. I'm glad it is not going to hit land!. I hope that dry air Rich was talking about chokes Earl!

Re: Weather people getting excited about gloom and doom

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:00 pm
by Florida Beach Gal
Looks like you sort of got your wish kitty! It did hit Canada though.