Man Campaigns to Demote Meteorologist to 'Weather Guesser'The Chicago resident says a local forecaster is 'guessing and is usually wrong'
(Source: Cesar Ruelase)
Disillusioned with local weather forecasts? If so, you probably aren't as frustrated as Chicago resident Cesar Ruelase. He wants Chicago TV meteorologist Tom Skilling held accountable for what Ruelase says are consistently erroneous forecasts, and he's gone so far as to launch a website and start a petition to have Skilling demoted from meteorologist to "weather guesser."
"The reason I focused on Skilling," Ruelase told the Chicago Reader, "is people trust him even though they obviously shouldn't."
According to Ruelase, "By calling himself a meteorologist, Tom Skilling has led us to believe he knows what the weather will be. In fact, he has no idea. He's just guessing and is usually wrong."
Ruelase says he has been been comparing Skilling's predictions to actual temperatures every day since April 1. He's been tallying the variation and has counted a total difference more than 300 degrees. Ruelase told the Chicago Reader that Skilling is "a monster who seems intent on ruining our picnic plans, barbecues and wedding photos with his inaccurate forecasts."
Skilling did not return SKYE's call for a comment. Here he is in action:
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