When it Comes to Weather, Who or What Does Shreveport Trust Most
Tomorrow is his big day! Punxsutawney Phil will have his annual fifteen minutes of fame with this year's Groundhog Day.
What I don't understand is how in the world our entire country can put so much stock into whether or not the northern version of a nutria rat will actually see his shadow. And how could the results of that test accurately forecast the weather for the next six weeks?
Having never lived above the Mason-Dixon line myself, I have to question that maybe the weather in the northern half of America is somewhat more easily predicted, but here in our part of God's Country, most can't accurately predict the weather for the next six minutes, much less the next six weeks.
The only 100% accurate prognosticator I've personally witnessed was the old faithful, "Weather Rock." Remember that one?
However, we still rely heavily on the opinions of those educated in this science, though in most areas of science, results of common variables tend to be consistent. When it comes to weather, those opinions can differ as greatly as sportscasters opinions on the outcome of the big game.
It's with that in mind that my curiosity got the best of me. So, just who or what, do you trust most when it comes to your weather?
Is it an app? One of our local forecasters? See if your favorite is listed below in "The 10 People or Apps Shreveport Trusts Most For the Weather".
Spoiler Alert: A groundhog named Phil didn't make the list.