How to know you’re a Kansas City meteorologist:
1. You frequently get the weather correct, but it’s the weather for some other city (or sometimes country)
2. You interupt the NCAA tournament to broadcast tornado warnings for cities outside of your television station’s broadcast area.
3. People expect you to be entirely incorrect at least 75% of the time, and you don’t get fired for it.
4. People expect you to be somewhat incorrect the other 25% of the time, and you still don’t get fired for it.
5. You broadcast 14 consecutive hours of storm coverage when the storm was only over the metro area for 2 hours.
6. By extended forecast, you mean “This weather could occur at some point in some city, but we’re definitely not sure when or where. We just like worrying people about nothing.
7. Alarmist coverage is how you get your ratings, and for some reason people still watch your station after you predict ice followed by 4-8 inches of snow, and then the city actually gets sun and 70 degrees.
8. You do forecasting by sitting in a room with no windows and using tea leaves.
9. People finally understand that the only way they’ll get accurate weather information is if they wake up a few minutes early and go outside.