Forecast: ominous

I’ve noticed lately that when I look at the Weather Channel’s ten-day forecast, it occasionally has hints underneath the temperature bar. When they’re things like, “Get the Golf Forecast,” I tend not to pay attention. But today, TWC is advising me to “Get the family out of town” three times in the next ten days. Do they know something I don’t?

I could see if they always used that tag for weekends that maybe they’re trying to promote some of their vacation sponsors (the link does, in fact, go to their “Family Travel Destinations” section). To use it on weekdays, though, and three times over the next ten, seems a little weird. This, coupled with their recent banners that “Something is going around” (which links to their flu report) and “Aren’t you glad we predict more than the weather?” makes me feel like TWC is moving into sensationalist territory.

One Response to “Forecast: ominous”

  1. D
    March 2nd, 2008 22:15
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    “The weather is coming from inside your house…GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!

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