WUTR calls out WKTV Weather

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OH SNAP

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Sep 18, 2012
via Twitter/Facebook feed, Jeff Matthews called out WKTV's Sky Terror Weater Team (ya know, the self proclaimed "Most Experienced"). He posted the following:

WUTR


Quick heads up. The (over) hype of today's weather is unnecessary, and I expect no severe weather in our area. In fact, rain and wind are winding down in a few hours. All advisories that haven't already been discontinued, will end either way by 6pm this evening. Tune in at 6 for full weather coverage, where we "keep it real".-Jeff M.
Ron Burgundy

Utica, NY

#2 Sep 18, 2012
I foresee a rumble between the 2 news teams like on Anchorman.
ADK

Utica, NY

#3 Sep 18, 2012
Be careful it could escalate rather quickly!
Ktv

Rome, NY

#4 Sep 18, 2012
Ktv weather makes me laugh, overhyped to the extreme
Weather Rehtaew

Rome, NY

#5 Sep 18, 2012
OH SNAP wrote:
via Twitter/Facebook feed, Jeff Matthews called out WKTV's Sky Terror Weater Team (ya know, the self proclaimed "Most Experienced"). He posted the following:
WUTR
Quick heads up. The (over) hype of today's weather is unnecessary, and I expect no severe weather in our area. In fact, rain and wind are winding down in a few hours. All advisories that haven't already been discontinued, will end either way by 6pm this evening. Tune in at 6 for full weather coverage, where we "keep it real".-Jeff M.
What over hype? The National Weather Service was the one who issued all the watches and warnings. WKTV is passing them along.
Ktv

Rome, NY

#6 Sep 18, 2012
Weather Rehtaew wrote:
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What over hype? The National Weather Service was the one who issued all the watches and warnings. WKTV is passing them along.
Welp, looks like SOMEONE here works for wktv. Rough luck buddy rough luck. LOL.
Magic8ball

Utica, NY

#7 Sep 18, 2012
Weather from WKTV will be coming from wstm weather team by the end of the year.
Hello

Syracuse, NY

#8 Sep 18, 2012
Have you nitwits ever heard of the National Weather Service where watches and warnings come from.....HELL.........O
Silly

South Willington, CT

#9 Sep 18, 2012
Jill Reale...... stop posting on topix and get a life
D Shytman

Anonymous Proxy

#10 Sep 18, 2012
Jill is our hero! Now i must go pack more fudge...
NWS

Bridgeport, NY

#11 Sep 19, 2012
So, if the National Weather Service posts a warning or watch, the keen weatherman(person) who doesnt agree, would say ..."There's a warning/watch, but I don't believe it will affect and area because....." and give their reasoning. WKTV is know for their "Gloom and Doom," prophecies. We got some much needed rain and a gust or two of maybe 15 miles an hour. THAT'S IT. KTV is like watching a bunch of kids do the news. Don stumbling over names,(Read before you open you mouth, Don)and Kristen getting orgasmic over the Home makeover raffle. At least Bill and Joleen give you the straight news. But the rest including Janel stink. Oh yeah, spend some cash, remodel the set, make it flashy, and for God's sake...get into the HD era.
Rain man

Utica, NY

#12 Sep 19, 2012
Ron Burgundy wrote:
I foresee a rumble between the 2 news teams like on Anchorman.
Battle of the nerds!
ditto

Utica, NY

#13 Sep 19, 2012
Proof of the "doom and gloom", they "track" storms 365 days a year...makes you wonder if the sun ever shines in Central NY...
worst weather forecasts

United States

#14 Sep 19, 2012
WKTV is a joke. They have resorted to making commercials about the themselves to try to convince theirselves that they can actually perdict the weather even though they are wrong 99.9% 0f the time. I wish they would take the weather right off the TV because it makes me nausous. Put on the jacket, open your windows, turn off your air conditioner, bring your umbrella, take your jacket but you won't need it, bring your umbrella put there is little chance you'll use it, turn off the air conditionors, open your windows, shut the door, you might have to shovel today, it not going to be a wash out, you won't have to worry about flooding today, the rivers and streams are low, make chicken soup today, don't forget to flush the toilet. you see this over here, he seethis in Afraca, you seethis well it won't affest us, and blah blah blah la di da do da blah friggin make me sick, give me soft stools, and the farts. Shut the f- up all ready sick of WKTV.
rack

Utica, NY

#15 Sep 19, 2012
If you watched the rader yesterday, when they forcasted severe weather, you knew they were 100% wrong. It showed light rain in utica and nothing else coming. Not a rocket scientist to evaluate it.
Magic8ball

Mamaroneck, NY

#16 Sep 19, 2012
Not long to worry. My magic 8 ball and some good reliable intelligence tells me that at the end of the year you'll be getting your accurate forecasts from syracuse being piped down from WSTM. Remember what happened when wutr tried this? Bye bye wktv.
hysterical

Quincy, MA

#17 Sep 19, 2012
Seriously, if you really want to know a forecast, the most accurate and up to date, follow the NWS. It is a known fact that most weather men/women are nothing more than reporters. They might as well be reading the latest AP news feeds or reading the list of todays birthdays.

Yes, NWS issues alerts and warnings, news outlets regurgitate them. If the wktv team had the required aptitude for forecasting they would have gotten a job with the NWS.

As someone whose livelihood depends on the weather, I depend on NWS. If you like watching the news for its comedic value or entertainment, or want to see if the stuttering news girl gets her lines right, keep watching WKTV. Seriously, it doesnt have much value as a forecast, unless you think its sufficient to say there a chance of some precipitation everyday of the year.

Just watch how many times they say "our models indicate" or " we have been tracking this system". If you follow their weather blog you can get a decent forecast, but its not coming from the weather team its from various bloggers with much better forecasting skills.

Why do you think they run the contest every year, first day of significant snowfall? Because they dont have a clue, especially with lake effect. Again, " our models are suggesting.....".
rack

Utica, NY

#18 Sep 19, 2012
The weather channel, which is the worst, is the least updated there is. The warning scroll yesterday was 1 hour behind. Giving severe thuderstorm warnings for around 215 and it was already past 3. WC is useless.
Sunshine 6403

Little Falls, NY

#19 Sep 19, 2012
rack wrote:
The weather channel, which is the worst, is the least updated there is. The warning scroll yesterday was 1 hour behind. Giving severe thuderstorm warnings for around 215 and it was already past 3. WC is useless.
To heck with the weather lets get some morning news on WUTR that will hurt WKTV where it counts, in the ratings. Get rid of Don & Jenel so we have a choice for local morning news.
friend

Newport, NY

#20 Sep 19, 2012
"broadbrush"and "wall to wall" WKTV weatherpeople need to getn ew phrases. How about "dusk to dawn" or "the whole vieing area"?

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