Daily Prompt :Expectation

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.

…………………………………… 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Daily Prompt :Expectation

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. I remember the days my grandfather used to predict the weather, and determine when and how he would plant crops, according to the older ways of watching the sky, the land, the animals, the bugs, etc.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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