It’s not often KSHB TV weather wonk Gary Lezak blows a big one. But for the 70,000-plus, soaking wet fans at Arrowhead Monday night for the Chiefs game, that was a big one.
Lezak, a hard core Chiefs fan, told the faithful they would remain dry until after 12:30 or 1:00 a.m. when rain was expected to fall.
Instead, the skies emptied in the first quarter.
“I was at the game,” Lezak says. “It was cold; it was wet, it was raining – it was ridiculous because I got so soaked. But the Chiefs won and that’s all that matters to me.”
As for the G Man’s questionable weather call, “I didn’t guarantee anything,” Lezak says. “The only mistake I made was the rain came in 21/2 hours early.”
The bottom line:
“Did I make a mistake? Yes,” Lezak says. “But on any other night if the rain comes in 21/2 hours early, do you think anybody’s going to notice? If you say it’s going to snow around noon and it comes in at 2 p.m. nobody’s going to notice or care. But if it happens in the middle of a Chiefs game, it’s the worst case scenario for a meteorologist.”