Posted: Mar 8, 2013 7:20 PM by Pat Shingleton
I predicted a wakeup temperature of 37 degrees for Thursday. The Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS) at Baton Rouge Metro Airport recorded a chilly 32 degrees. The Channel 2 Weather Team concurred that the wakeup temperature for Friday morning would be 41 degrees, however another miss was noted by us and anyone else in town that provides a weather forecast as the mercury slipped to 36. For 37 years I have presented a weather explanation and related forecast and will always announce those "rare" occurrences of a missed prediction. Every meteorologist in Washington D.C. predicted "white-out" conditions last Thursday and it didn't happen. Tucker Barnes of WTTG began his early morning weather report in the "time out corner." With hopes of not getting "cornered" we'll continue to increase the accuracy.