On those intrepid hurricane TV reporters



When a hurricane hits, I’m amazed at the press

Reporting al fresco mid all the distress.

As the tide barrels in

And the storm seems to win,

I’m glad I’m not sharing their peril, I guess.




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  • I'm glad you're not sharing it, too. Aiming the camera out the window ought to do it in these worker's compensation-conscious days.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    If you want something really nuts, Channel 60.3 has reruns of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, with "extreme meterologists" driving int tornados.

    As I indicated below, Ginger Zee claimed to be into that.

  • In reply to jack:

    My nephew, Jim, used to be Ted Fujita's assistant at the University of Chicago. Jim chased a few storms in his day. When Dr. Fujita went to the great weather center in the sky, Jim became an esteemed science teacher in Plainfield. To this day, whenever Jim hears the tune "Stormy Weather" he feels the urge to chase a storm. Just kidding!

  • Dan Rather became famous for that before he became famous for something else.

    Ginger Zee went to ABC to chase storms, and they had such a close up on her today that blond was not her natural hair color.

  • "reporting al fresco"---I love this post--and the comments! Thank you AW, Jack and Margaret Serious.

    I'm wondering if the wall-to-wall coverage is partly because the storm is along the east coast? But it is very dramatic, no doubt!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Harvey got a lot of coverage for dumping 50 inches of rain on Houston.

    I'm sure Florence would have gotten even more coverage if it hit Washington D.C., but it moved south.

    Maybe the question is whether these two hurricanes hit places where it is more likely there are climate change deniers.

  • A good point, Jack. I think most weather people agree that climate change is real and we are seeing the effects right now.

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