It finally happened…
The weather people got one upped on Saturday. After about 40 or more over the top snow storms being forecast for this winter, finally people went ENOUGH ALREADY!
Some of us have been screaming that nearly every week we get weekend SNOW reports that either don’t happen at all, or are not much. The public panics and doesn’t go out at night. They cancel plans, trips, and even schools are closed. All of this based on snow and ice storms reported by the tv news, radio and even online. As we’vee all learned, while Kansas City gets it share of cold days and nights, we’re NOT a big time snow spot.
We haven’t been for years.
Once again this weekend the media spent much of the time warning us of a big all day and all night snow event coming as early as Friday night, all day Saturday and then Sunday – today – was gonna really get hit.
In the end, as usual, it was mostly much about nothing.
The main part of our city got some “wintery mix” as the media has dubbed it now.
What that really means is, “We don’t know what’s gonna happen so we cover the news with scary predictions.
We did get about an inch early on.
Then the temps climbed and the light snow did not make the roads too bad.
In fact, the major streets on the Kansas side had little at all by late afternoon. You just had to slow down a bit, thats all. FINALLY the public said to itself, “These almost phony weather panic attacks need to stop, lets go OUT.”
Yes, business was down somewhat around town, but not nearly like it had been with other reports where almost nothing happened.
Last Friday the weatherman called for snow and even ice storms. It just rained. That was it. Yet as an example Stanford’s had a big star, Dave Coulier of Full House fame, who had been sold out on paper.
But only half the people showed up for our 9:45 pm show, due to the blizzard and ice storm coming. Yet nothing happened. Even our full shows on Saturday didn’t cover the losses. That goes for all restaurants and evening spots around town.
These way over the top reports and the fear placed by local media costs our city many millions of dollars each week. Continue reading