In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Expectation
Here in Newfoundland I’d say I always rely on the meteorologist about his weather prediction. In my mind it’s his job to give us accurate weather prediction especially in winter. Whether the weatherman has fulfilled my expectation of him I’d say yes .
I therefore tried to find out from one of them, what tools he uses to make his forecast. He says they use different tools to measure atmospheric conditions that occurred in the past and present. They apply this information to create educated guesses about the future weather. They remind us that meteorologists and mankind in general cannot control the weather.
The best they can do is observe past and present data, and apply this information to what they think will happen in future.
I guess a lot of learning takes place to predict the weather and the rest of us see the end results.
A while ago the weatherman did not have such sophisticated tools as they have now, therefore their predictions were always made fun of. For instance if they said the day would be sunny, the newspaper cartoon would show a man entering the house, his clothes soaked in rain. Those were the days we didn’t have high expectation of the weatherman’s forecast.