Welcome Chad Evans to WLFI

Welcome Chad Evans to WLFI

There are 29 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from May 19, 2009, titled Welcome Chad Evans to WLFI. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

First day will be May 11 Updated: Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009, 5:22 PM EDT Published : Friday, 20 Mar 2009, 3:42 PM EDT WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.

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Fred Fields

Delphi, IN

#1 May 20, 2009
Chad,

Welcome, I think you are doing an awesome job. I hope you like it here in the greater Lafayette area. I just watched your forcast and you were talking about rain on sunday..... Do you know what "sunday" is ??? It's the day of the greatest auto race in the world !!! The Indianapolis 500. A good weather man would be letting us know about the "window" or if they will get the race in.... This race is a big deal to people here. Get excited and if you aren't a race fan.... might be a good idea to become one.

God Bless,
Fred Fields
marty

Lafayette, IN

#3 May 22, 2009
He has some huge shoe to fill. Mike Prangley was very fun to watch on TV, probably the only reason I turned on WLFI in the evenings
Justin

Indianapolis, IN

#4 May 22, 2009
Well, if you don't like him......... send him back to us! Terre Haute will welcome him back with open arms.
Wait a Minute

Du Bois, PA

#5 May 22, 2009
Justin wrote:
Well, if you don't like him......... send him back to us! Terre Haute will welcome him back with open arms.
Please don't presume to speak for an entire city. I'm glad he's gone.
GFY

Indianapolis, IN

#6 May 22, 2009
I'm trying to be nice but Mike sucked! His inventing and creating drama was so over the top. It did disrupt my occupation at times which I choose to not go deeper in debt about but man! This gut Chad, 10 times better. I don't want a "fun to watch" weather person I want the friggin' weather then go away.
Alicia Rickey

Alexandria, IN

#7 May 22, 2009
I love WlFI. Congrats on getting the job. Good luck!
DooWop

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#8 May 22, 2009
Wait a Minute wrote:
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Please don't presume to speak for an entire city. I'm glad he's gone.
As am I. Just give me the forecast for the next day or so. I don't need to know what the weather has been in the past or why. Just need to know how to dress myself and the kids and whether to make outdoor plans. If I wanted all the technical stuff I would have become a meteorologist.
EMW2009

Bringhurst, IN

#9 May 26, 2009
Keep up the good work, Chad. I enjoy you.
A fan from down south

United States

#11 May 27, 2009
I watched Chad every weekend on WTHI and really enjoyed getting a look at what was to come for the week. I was came to really trust his long range predictions and thought he was really very accurate most of the time and that helped me plan my week to come. I'll miss watching Chad each weekend but wish him the best of luck in his new job.
FATBOY

AOL

#12 May 28, 2009
Wait a Minute wrote:
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Please don't presume to speak for an entire city. I'm glad he's gone.
WELL HE WAS A LOT BETTER THAN THAT LITTLE SHORT ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS ENROLLED POS....YOU HAVE WIREHEAD THAT REPEATS HIS SELF 10 TIME IN 5 MINTUES....THIS IS NO JOKE WATCH THE NEWS AT 6AM..AND WATCH AND SEE HOW MANY TIMES YOU HERE THE SAME CHIT WITHIN THAT 1 HR....YOUR DOING A FINE JOB JESSE WALKER NOW THAT I HAVE SWITCHED
GFY

Lebanon, IN

#13 May 28, 2009
FATBOY wrote:
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WELL HE WAS A LOT BETTER THAN THAT LITTLE SHORT ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS ENROLLED POS....YOU HAVE WIREHEAD THAT REPEATS HIS SELF 10 TIME IN 5 MINTUES....THIS IS NO JOKE WATCH THE NEWS AT 6AM..AND WATCH AND SEE HOW MANY TIMES YOU HERE THE SAME CHIT WITHIN THAT 1 HR....YOUR DOING A FINE JOB JESSE WALKER NOW THAT I HAVE SWITCHED
What the duece?
weather lover

Bringhurst, IN

#14 May 29, 2009
Welcome Chad! I know it must have been a rough couple of weeks on you, Getting moved in to your new home, learning the Laf. area, and working at a new station with all the ins and outs.

You are doing an awsome job!
CJH

Downers Grove, IL

#15 May 29, 2009
I was wondering what was going on with the weather , either Tuesday or Wednesday night. It got real orange outside, and looked like the sun was setting in the south?
thatguy41

United States

#16 May 29, 2009
i hear smokin to much weed can cause you to have illusions like that
crutch walker

United States

#17 Jun 1, 2009
I'll bet Chad is glad to be in Layfayette! Working with Kevin Orpurt would be enough to drive a man to drink! I get sick of weather people acting like they have anything to do with what the weather is going to be. Kevin Orpurt couldn't like out the window and tell you what the weather is and he over dramatizes every storm that pops up...except the ones he had no clue was coming...even with all of his up to the date weather equipment. I'll be he's not 20% accurate over a year's time period. Give me Jesse Walker any day of the week!!!
a mother

Bringhurst, IN

#18 Jun 1, 2009
Well we cant like every one, but you guys dont have to be so rude about it. I know all have you have your flaws at your job and not 100% perfect! Ever made a mistake? You wouldnt admit if you did I would bet. Cause you guys just love cutting others down.
ExNewsie

Du Bois, PA

#19 Jun 1, 2009
Actually, there was a professional research project a few years ago that sought to measure the accuracy of weather forecasting in the Midwest. Several Indiana stations were monitored and evaluated, including WTWO, WFXW and WTHI.

Believe it or not, the weather forecasting of all three stations was found to be "substantially accurate" more than 80% of the time. Locally, WTHI actually edged out WTWO (84.33% to 81.29%). WXFW, whose weather forecasts are provided by WTWO staff, scored a very similar 80.87%.

So, the accuracy level of both stations is well above the 20% an earlier poster mentioned.
crutch walker

United States

#20 Jun 1, 2009
how many people get to keep their jobs when they are wrong 70% of the time?
Say What

Du Bois, PA

#21 Jun 1, 2009
crutch walker wrote:
how many people get to keep their jobs when they are wrong 70% of the time?
Umm, according to the research someone pointed out, they are all wrong less than 20% of the time.

That doesn't sound too bad at all given the fact they have absolutely no control of the eventual outcome. I'd take employees like that all day long. Anymore, you're lucky to get people to even show up for work, let alone do anything correctly.
Wacky Funster

Terre Haute, IN

#22 Jun 1, 2009
You guys just keep on bashing poor little Kevin Orpurt. How many weather men do you know that can get his drink on, put the beat-down on a mayor, and still get an 84% accurate weather forcast out? Even though I watch WTWO, you still have to give a guy like Kevin his props for representin'.

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