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Magical Weather Stone

Updated on October 12, 2015

Unknown to most people out there in this big green and blue world today, meteorologist who are otherwise known as weathermen, have a secret weapon at their disposal to forecast the weather. But before we get into all of that, let's take a brief look at the person who's known as a meteorologist.

There's actually no legal definition out there in this world of a meteorologist. Just try to get your weather forecast from somebody who's certified by the meteorological society, and good luck with that one. A matter of fact just about anybody can call themselves a meteorologist these days, and get away with it. After reading all of this, believe it or not, the highest paid person in the news room on a broadcast news show is the meteorologist.

A lot of weather forecasting is hit and miss with the weatherman using fancy words like "shocking forecast" to get everyone's undivided attention on the radio, and television. The term "national weather service warning" actually means that dangerous weather most likely already exist somewhere out there. So why even bother with all of the fancy lingo? The reason is because bad weather is good for television ratings.

Long range forecast are more of a guessing game with anything over three days not being very accurate, and preseason hurricane predictions are almost always wrong. Summertime rain showers, and thunderstorms are also hard to predict. These storms are so small in the summertime that it may be sunny all day over here, but just a little over a mile down the road it's raining.

Of coarse your local weatherman doesn't want you to know any of these things, and possibly jeopardize his job. I mean anyone can stand up in front of a blue screen, and point at temperatures. Around here from time to time even little elementary school children are doing the weather segment on the nightly news programs.

By now probably a lot of you may think that the weatherman's secret weapon that I was talking about at the beginning of this hub is the new Doppler radar system or some other new high tech device. However neither of those two things are correct. The method that I'm about to talk about is actually a lot simpler, and I discovered it all just by accident. I'm not so sure anymore if there's even any such thing out there as a Doppler radar system after seeing what I saw.

What happened was the other day as I was walking by the local television station when I noticed the local meteorologist or weather girl going out back. So just out of simple curiosity I followed her, and I discovered her looking at this big rock. I slowly approached her, and asked her what she was doing? She smiled, and said that she was getting today's weather forecast from the mystical weather stone.

I looked at her and said I thought that you had radar for that sort of thing, and that it's just a rock. She said, Oh no it predicts the weather just by simply looking at it. I said, How? She said it's simple, if the rock is wet, then it rained. If the rock is dry, then it's sunny. If the rock has snow on it, then it's snowy. If the rock has ice on it, then it's sleeting.

She went on to say that this mystical weather stone can even tell you the time of day. I said how's that possible? She said if you can see the rock, then it's day time. If you can't see the rock, then it's nighttime, and that's how we predict the weather around here. Before going back inside to do the nightly news she told me if I knew anyone who was interested in one that she'd be more than happy to sell a chip off of the old rock for a really good price.

So if any of you out there are interested in owning your very own mystical weather stone, just drop me a comment below, and I'll be happy to forward your order right on over to the weather lady. :)

Who's turn is it to read the weather report today?
Who's turn is it to read the weather report today?


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      Blair Ashby 2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Nice. I've wondered how my rock drive always seemed ready for whatever weather may come.

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      Jennie Hennesay 3 years ago from Lubbock TX

      LOL What a sense of humor you have! Kind of made me miss my Dad. He could take the simplest fact and spin a tale that had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats.

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      Ann1Az2 LM 3 years ago

      How funny. You had me going there for awhile! Reminds me of the pet rock craze awhile back. Very amusing - I enjoyed this!

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      Pat Materna 3 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

      Today I was taking my lunch break at my desk because my regular lunch pals had something else to do. When that happens I frequently will check out things on HP. Your stories always give me a smile and enlighten my views on things. Keep 'em coming.

      Rocks are important items!! lol

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Amusing hub, Holestory. Keep on writing!

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      cheeluarv 3 years ago from INDIA

      Interesting and funny hub Holestory. Keep posting.

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      Gilbert Arevalo 3 years ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      I didn't know forecasting the weather could start out so basic. Very humorous story TheHoleStory.

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Such fun to read. Now you have cleared up the mystery of why I see Al Roker also doing news stories on just about everything but the weather. There is just not a lot of time spent on forecasting. He has to fill up his day some kind of way. He might as well go hang gliding and report on that. Right?

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      aidenw 3 years ago from USA

      Haha, cute! But I didn't know that the meteorologist is the highest paid person in the news room. No wonder I've seen at least 2 regular local news anchors who went on to become meteorologists.

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      DreamerMeg 3 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thatwas a great offer, part of the mythical stone!wow

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      Andrew Smith 3 years ago from Richmond, VA

      "Meteorology" is a pretty funny term, given how serious and important it makes the job seem. They're much better now than they used to be, though, I'll say that for certain.

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      Eric Dunbar 3 years ago from New Orleans

      Very amusing theholestory. Keep delivering great hubs.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      You made me smile, so I added that this hub is funny, because I think that must be the answer, why our weather forecast in Taranaki NZ, is never right, I just blame our mountain which sits in the middle of the province with the sea coast surrounding us. Thanks for an interesting article.

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      Margaret Hess 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      I just got caught in a rainstorm and am soaking wet. This article is both interesting and amusing. Keep up the good work.