WZVN (Ft. Myers) chief meteorologist John Patrick got his panties in a bunch when a WINK started airing promos that they had the most accurate weather forecast.
Patrick took to Facebook and bashed WINK for making that claim and said that he had scientific proof that his forecast was the most accurate.
He pointed to the research company Weather Rate as his proof that his forecast was the most accurate.
He posted this video to Facebook:
SWFL's VERIFIED Most Accurate Forecast is ONLY on ABC7
SWFL'S REAL WEATHER AUTHORITY - PLEASE SHAREI'm noticing more and more that WINK-TV is trying to claim having Southwest Florida's Most Accurate Forecast. Simply stated, this is a fabrication. How do I know? I have scientific proof from WeatheRate, a third party not affiliated with ANY television station, that says only ABC7 has Southwest Florida's VERIFIED Most Accurate Forecast. You will not hear WINK use words like "verified," "certified," or "proven" because they can't back up their made up claim. I can. I even share this proof with you in the video.More of you are trusting me and the StormWarn 7 Forecast Team at ABC7 when it comes to getting our weather in SWFL right. WINK has taken notice of this and that's why they are trying to confuse you.When you turn on the TV for your weather, make sure it's on Southwest Florida's VERIFIED Most Accurate Forecast, plain and simple, with no confusion. You get that ONLY from ABC7 News on WZVN-TV, at www.abc-7.com/weather or on the "ABC7 Fort Myers" app, FREE in your App Store or Google Play.#SWFL #SouthwestFlorida #MarcoIsland #EvergladesCity #FGCU #Immokalee #AveMaria #GoldenGateEstates #GoldenGate #BonitaSprings #Estero #SanCarlosPark #FortMyersBeach #FortMyers #CapeCoral #Captiva #Sanibel #Bokeelia #Matlacha #PineIsland #LehighAcres #Alva #PortCharlotte #PuntaGorda #Arcadia #Clewiston #MooreHaven #LaBelle #FLwxPosted by John Patrick on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
What Patrick should have pointed out is that his station shells out big bucks to Weather Rate so they can make that claim on air and in print.
This is a place where full disclosure would have been a good idea.