Suffice to say, Wednesday was not our proudest moment and we took our share of heat for the flawed forecast. Yet, there was also an outpouring of support and constructive comments, and we incredibly value and appreciate this feedback.
We’ve received hundreds of comments and read them all. Although we’ve responded to many, we regret there are some we could not get to. It’s helpful to hear so many diverse perspectives, from both new readers and our “regulars.”
Over the last several years, we’ve established a fantastic community here and on our social media feeds (Twitter and Facebook) in which we benefit so much from your participation. Your reports, your questions, and your feedback deeply enrich the flow of weather information.
Social media, including this blog, have transformed the weather into a conversation. You are no longer just told what the weather is going to be on television or in the newspaper, but you’re, in fact, an equal partner in a two-way weather reporting experience.
We understand that for this relationship to work, you must trust our information. Once in a while, we will get a forecast wrong or ineffectively communicate the key messages. With respect to Wednesday’s forecast, there was some of both.
We’d like to reassure everyone that no one more than us wants to get the forecast right, communicate the information clearly and help you make the best weather-based decision. We worked very hard on Wednesday’s forecast and will continue to work hard on future forecast situations, learning from Wednesday’s mistakes.
We’re all in this together and we’d like to thank all of you for holding on and helping us during a sometimes bumpy, stormy ride.