When TV Weather people get a prediction right, both they and their station love to brag about it and make all kinds of promos.
But, what happens when they get it wrong….really wrong?
Back on Labor Day, the website Charlotte Stories posted a piece saying that Hurricane Florence may not the Carolinas, which it looks like is exactly what is going to happen.
But, WCNC (Charlotte) Weather Anchor Brad Panovich said that the story was “complete made up” and was 100% false.
As a Weatherman, Panovich should know that you never use 100%.
Two days later on September 6th, he was still downplaying the chance of the storm hitting the Carolinas and the hype surrounding the storm.
A day later on Sept 7th, he was starting to change his tune, which was a big change from being “100% False”.
Then on September 9th, Brad no seems to be onboard:
Then yesterday we saw a big change from “completely made up” to “This will be a devastating storm for the Carolinas”:
Now to be fair, many TV Weather people over hype even the smallest of storms and I get that Panovich was trying to keep it real. But, the bottom line is the original story on Labor Day was correct. It might have been a guess, but it was on the money and was not “100% False” as Panovich claimed.
The other thing that TV Weather folks hate more than anything is being called wrong. Look for Panovich to try and spin his statements and make it look like he was “100% right” from the beginning.
There is a 60% chance of that happening, because as Panovich should know, when it comes to weather, nothing is 100%.