Give Me Weather or Give Me Death?

I wonder what the good folks at weather.com think I am looking for when I visit their website.

I would like to tell them that I am frequently looking for the ten day forecast. It’s really interesting in the winter here in Houston, as you could have a day at 30 degrees or one at 70. In the long, hot summer, there is really no point in looking, other than to see if you can expect your child’s swim meet to be delayed by rain.

On occasion, I am looking for the hourly forecast so that I can see if it will be raining at 3:30 in the afternoon. Then I will have to pick up my child from school instead of forcing her to walk.

A few times a year, I will even be looking at another city’s forecast to determine what to pack for an upcoming trip. Lucky day!

However, I am never on the weather.com website hoping to find stories about tragedy and death, most of which have nothing to do with a weather related event. Here are some recent headlines from their top banner:

“Lions Surround Family in Burning Car”

“Tragic End for Toddler Twin Girls”

“Tell the kids I tried as hard as I could.” (with a photo of a possibly dead woman lying on the ground in the desert.) This quote led to a video, which was only a promo for a show about a couple who got lost in Big Bend. Tune in two weeks from now to find out what happened! AHH!!

I have a nine year old who loves to check the weather every night so she can plan what to wear the next day. I hope she didn’t read yesterday’s headline, “15 Facts You Don’t Know About Pot”. The accompanying photo showed a woman holding a joint perilously close to her mouth, and I must say she looked pretty happy. Not really a DARE approved message.

I don’t think any of my blog followers work for weather.com, but if you know someone who does, please tell them to stick to the weather!

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6 responses to “Give Me Weather or Give Me Death?

  1. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    They should let me do the weather. Now that would be amusing! -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here, please comment on their post.

  2. Mariam Tsaturyan

    So true! A lot of lines are blurred lately. Nothing is as it should be.

  3. Very good point and well written! Lately I have often found myself disturbed by the articles and videos included at weather.com while also questioning the relevance.

  4. Good headline to your post. Does seem odd that weather.com would feature non-weather news stories.

  5. I can totally relate, I don’t like intrusive adds or other information that obstructs my way to where I’m going. Looks to me like you need to find and alternate weather site.

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