Thursday night’s severe weather report in Kansas City was yet another example of “extreme” weather forecasting. The weather forecasters in this city have taken it upon themselves to scare the living daylights out of our citizens every time a thunderstorm or dusting of snow comes through (and yet can never manage to get it right).
I do not want to minimize some of the damage around Kansas City, and I am glad there were no serious injuries, but let’s be honest: Most of the city experienced little or no damage as a result of the storm.
Folks, we live in the Midwest here. What do we expect? I believe that for the most part Kansas City residents are smart, well-educated people. If you cannot understand the signs of a green sky and a dangerous storm cloud heading your way, then you are living in the wrong part of the country. We do not need the weather forecasters scaring us into the basement with two hours of coverage saying, “Well, something could happen.”