Today's paper weather emphasis...another sign of media theatrics/emphasis?

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Today's paper weather emphasis...another sign of media theatrics/emphasis?
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:59 AM
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Default Today's paper weather emphasis...another sign of media theatrics/emphasis?

The front page news this morning was all about the "bomb" storms.
Before the advent of 24/7 news this was nothing more than a winter storm back in Erie, PA.

Now it has all the pin point focus or a wind blown spot or a dune forming or somebody walking against the wind driven snow.

I do believe the weather is a simple example of all the rest of the news and how reported.

In my humble opinion.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:39 PM
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The front page news this morning was all about the "bomb" storms.
Before the advent of 24/7 news this was nothing more than a winter storm back in Erie, PA.

Now it has all the pin point focus or a wind blown spot or a dune forming or somebody walking against the wind driven snow.

I do believe the weather is a simple example of all the rest of the news and how reported.

In my humble opinion.

I understand your skepticism but it does appear to be a winter storm coupled with level one tornadoes and it is widespread in the upper middle west and across the map. I don't like their use of the word "bomb" and I think it was first used last year. Early spring is the time for the most tornados in the very place they are happening, but it usually follows a very warm day.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:09 PM
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The front page news this morning was all about the "bomb" storms.
Before the advent of 24/7 news this was nothing more than a winter storm back in Erie, PA.

Now it has all the pin point focus or a wind blown spot or a dune forming or somebody walking against the wind driven snow.

I do believe the weather is a simple example of all the rest of the news and how reported.

In my humble opinion.
"Back in Erie", did the weather folks have all the tools they have today ?

"Back in Erie", did the weather folks have their own channel and educated meteorologist's available ?

Are we now calling the weather report "fake news" ?
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"Back in Erie" did you ever see a storm pick up an 18 wheeler and turn it upside down while several feet of the ground?
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:19 PM
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"Back in Erie" did you ever see a storm pick up an 18 wheeler and turn it upside down while several feet of the ground?
Didn't get that channel that may have reported something like that from anywhere....facts is, weather was all local unless killing folks like an intense hurricane.

We are moving forward......cable TV has lots of ears and eyes, and time to fill and that includes the weather guys.

Actually, they are very educational and sure have learned lot I did not know from watching.

No ipads for weather, "back in Erie", and Erie, a great city by the way, didn't know the weather in St Mary's (adjoining city)
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:41 PM
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"Back in Erie" did you ever see a storm pick up an 18 wheeler and turn it upside down while several feet of the ground?
That was something to see JoMar.

Here it is;

Semi truck blown over by 'bomb cyclone' winds (Video) Any Articles News - YouTube
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The term "bomb" has been around for at least 30 years, that I can remember, perhaps longer. While not particularly "scientific" sounding, it does have a pressure fall rate associated with it. I can't remember the exact value, something like 24 millibars in 24 hours, weighted by the sine of the latitude, or something like that. It is essentially a hole in the atmosphere and does occur fairly often. There is certainly more attention (i.e. advertising dollars) associated with weather events today that were just as common in the past. It is what it is.

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I understand your skepticism but it does appear to be a winter storm coupled with level one tornadoes and it is widespread in the upper middle west and across the map. I don't like their use of the word "bomb" and I think it was first used last year. Early spring is the time for the most tornados in the very place they are happening, but it usually follows a very warm day.

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Old 03-15-2019, 03:11 PM
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The term "bomb" has been around for at least 30 years, that I can remember, perhaps longer. While not particularly "scientific" sounding, it does have a pressure fall rate associated with it. I can't remember the exact value, something like 24 millibars in 24 hours, weighted by the sine of the latitude, or something like that. It is essentially a hole in the atmosphere and does occur fairly often. There is certainly more attention (i.e. advertising dollars) associated with weather events today that were just as common in the past. It is what it is.
You are right Biker.

I just never heard it before last year. But a huge drop in pressure triggers it.

I remember when you weren't so quick to correct me.
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I know I am right - a 40 year career. Just setting the record straight, sorry if it ruffled your feathers. Certain flow patterns result in very large pressure falls - it actually happens fairly often over water. Don't get all wrapped up with the terminology. It is nature's way of moving cold air south and warm air north.

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I understand your skepticism but it does appear to be a winter storm coupled with level one tornadoes and it is widespread in the upper middle west and across the map. I don't like their use of the word "bomb" and I think it was first used last year. Early spring is the time for the most tornados in the very place they are happening, but it usually follows a very warm day.
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You are right Biker.

I just never heard it before last year. But a huge drop in pressure triggers it.

I remember when you weren't so quick to correct me.

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All fake news. Just have to try to weed it out as best we can. Comes at us from all directions.....
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