In a world filled with tough news, we’ve come to expect our weather updates to include a bit of comic relief. But is it time for them to sober up? Today we’re challenging our expectations with the case against kooky weather-reporters. And, amid calls to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns, we’ll hear a challenge to the notion that health-care professionals can weed out America’s killers. Plus, we take a look at the funniest and most culturally resonant examples of product placement from the last ten years.
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After a series of showers kicked off the holiday weekend, Memorial Day itself should be beautiful across the Granite State--despite a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The National Weather Service predicts high temperatures ranging from the 70s in the North Country up to the 80s south of the Notches.
National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis says so far, this Spring has been fairly typical for the area. But if it seems like it’s been rainier than usual, you’re not imagining it. Concord has seen nearly 3.25 inches of rainfall.
After a long winter and several false starts, it looks like New Hampshire might finally be heading into spring.
Mild temperatures on Sunday brought many Granite Staters outside to enjoy the weather. Concord resident Annie Morgan brought her eight-year old son to a city park. And she was confident that this time, spring was here to stay.
“Well I’m determined! It’s not going anywhere," she said with a chuckle. "No, we’re not getting any more snow, and it’s going to be beautiful!”
Meteorologist Gary Best of Hometown Forecast Service tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson the winter storm system is moving north through New Hampshire Thursday evening, with snow expected to wrap up during the day Friday.
The last winter storm we followed closely decided not to come through New Hampshire, and instead dropped heavy snow in Massachusetts and other parts of the Northeast.
But Gary Best of Hometown Forecast Services says we're not going to miss this one. "This is going to be a definite snow event," he says. "The heaviest snow will across central and especially into southern New Hampshire."
The polar vortex? Frost-quakes? Winter Storm "Hercules"? Winter weather forecasts have had a decidedly apocalyptic ring to them as of late. And yes, it did get pretty darn frigid last week... but how cold was the polar vortex compared to previous cold snaps? We asked Jason Samenow, Weather Editor for the Washington Post to help us understand the sensationalism inherent in winter weather forecasting.
The decision in State v. Jackman may bar the state from fining you if you refuse to shovel sidewalks, but it doesn't bar your neighbors from thinking ill of you when you leave snow all over the neighborhood.
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Plow trucks have been busy in New Hampshire today, cleaning up nearly a foot of snow that fell in the first winter storm of the year. Of course, plow trucks can’t clear everything – to remove snow from sidewalks, for example, cities have to rely on smaller plow vehicles, snowblowers, or snow shovels (along with a fair bit of strength and patience).
One thing that New Hampshire cities apparently can't turn to when it's time to clear sidewalks: residents. That’s because of a State Supreme Court ruling, State v. Jackman, more than a century ago.