Blizzard Nemo Hammers the Northeast, while Weather Reporters Brave the Storm

Lake Shore Drive during 2011 Chicago BlizzardBlizzard Nemo is set to hammer the Northeast with snowfall totals anywhere from 1-3 feet.  Seven states are likely to be affected by the storm, most harshly in the Boston area where the 27.2 inch snowfall record is being threatened by this storm.  Many states have declared a state of emergency.  Many governors have ordered it a crime to leave your home ($500 fine or a year in jail in Massachusetts).  Citizens are directed to remain home. 

As all these preparations and precautionary steps are being enforced there are other vehicles on the road beside plow trucks and EMTs.  They are the vehicles of TV weather crew.  I regularly watch ABC News.  During the worse of Hurricane Sandy, Matt Gutman of ABC’s Good Morning America was on a beach while he was pelted with waves.

Here’s a clip:

What I don’t understand is why these people are outside in these harsh conditions.  I take them at their word.  I do not need to see weather reporters braving the elements just so I can understand the severity of the storm.  If you don’t understand the storm is bad by the figures of 1-3 feet of snow and up to 60 mile per hour winds then you are pretty dull.  I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s true.

If the governor of Massachusetts and other states tell residents to stay home how are these people allowed to meander through the deserted streets?

Nemo and his dadOn another note, I find it sort of hilarious that this storm is name Blizzard Nemo.  I immediately think of the little fish from the Disney Movie.  Apparently it’s named after a Greek boy’s name meaning ‘from the valley’ and also means ‘nobody’ in Latin.

As someone who lived through “Snowpocalypse” here in Chicago two years ago I understand the fervent fear and anticipation of this storm.  I hope everyone in the East Coast stays safe.  Hopefully residents of Staten Island (who still do not have power since October after Hurricane Sandy) find shelter somewhere.

May God bless you all!

Should weather reporters be allowed to enter these harsh elements just for a couple of minutes on TV?

If you live in the East Coast, are you ready for this storm?


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5 responses to “Blizzard Nemo Hammers the Northeast, while Weather Reporters Brave the Storm”

  1. JF Owen says :

    I suppose this falls into the same category as reporters going into a war zone. They go into danger and report the news and events so that the readers, listeners and viewers don’t have to.

    It’s what dedicated reporters do.

    • realtalkrealdebate says :

      Yes, but unlike wars in other countries we can see what’s going on. I don’t need a reporter to stand in the middle of a fierce blizzard to get the point it’s dangerous. I worry about the reporter and the crew. They could get stranded at the least.

  2. reasoningpolitics says :

    Yeah… I totally am not thinking of “2000 Leagues Under the Sea” with that name…

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