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Evan Andrews’ Top 10 viewer reactions to a busted forecast

Posted 1:29pm on Friday, Mar. 28, 2014

One of the questions we had for DFW TV meteorologists was “How do viewers react when you get a forecast wrong?” The answers varied, although many said viewers understand the volatility of the weather here, and are therefore pretty forgiving.

But they’re not always forgiving. Evan Andrews, of Fox 4’s Good Day, is in the unenviable position of telling people how their day’s weather is going to go before they’ve even finished their morning coffee. Maybe it’s the informal nature of Good Day, but Andrews appears to get more than the usual earful when he’s off the mark. So he sent us his Good Day Top 10 list of zingers he’s gotten from viewers:

10. Let me on there. I look better than you and I can guess just as well!

9. Did you get your degree in a box of Cap’n Crunch?

8. What happened to that sun you said we’d get? Oh, I know, it’s behind the clouds.

7. I don’t care if it’s right 98 percent of the time. … You got today wrong.

6. My kid’s party got rained out. … I’m sending you the bill.

5. A week ago you said it would be 80 on Sunday. … Now today (Friday) you say 50? Why make a seven-day forecast?

4. You told me it would rain at 2 p.m. and it didn’t rain until 2:30!

3. I’m a pharmacist and if I screwed up as much as y’all, I’d have killed a lot of people!

2. Is there a “forecast” dart board in the office?

1. Meteorologist is the only profession where you can blow it and still keep your job!

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