"Yes, we can do something about the weather," writes Joe Meunch. ‘"We can make TV weather segments more interesting. Have statisticians keep each weatherperson’s accuracy stats. Flash them on screen, just like a baseball player’s batting average when he steps to the plate."
Meunch is indeed a fan of America’s Pastime. (That’s baseball, not bashing the local weather man.)
"I’m thinking you’re pretty good if your overall average is within 2 or 3 degrees on a high or a low," he writes. "If your average stays at 5 degrees off, well, it’s time you get sent back to the minors, like Midland or Abilene.
"There would be team standings for TV stations. There could be all-star teams. There could be rookie of the year."