Living in Chicago? Hell, naw! (well, maybe Tom Skilling and Jerry Taft.) But this story from Broadcasting & Cable tells how inaccurate weather forecasts are putting the public in jeopardy and their credibility at stake. In some cases – it’s blowing the bottom line for businesses, vacationers, and state highway troopers. In one example, the Texas Rangers lost $250,000 in concession and ticket revenue after a forecast predicted downpours during a game against the New York Yankees, which kept fans away. The game played on without interruption.
Of course, you don’t have to have bad weather to keep fans away from Rangers’ stadium. The team’s poor play and Sammy Sosa are more than enough.