The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for December 09, 2023

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s like the glass half full or half empty.

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    AllishaDawn  4 months ago

    Go ask your mom.

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    Ahuehuete  4 months ago

    Is the glass half empty or half full?

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s a feel good thing, makes weather person feel like they know what they are doing. Ignore and look out the window

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    Birdman47  4 months ago

    With maybe a 5~30% chance of showers/Storms in the morning or afternoon or a chance of light to gale force winds from the North West tending South East in the morning or late at night (or tomorrow).?

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    GROG Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think of it as the sun peeking through the clouds a little more in the morning than the afternoon.

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    oldblues  4 months ago

    The glass was half empty.. but now it is half full

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    Brian G Premium Member 4 months ago

    Partly cloudy: 30-50% cloud cover. Partly sunny: 50 to 70% cloud cover.

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    Justanolddude Premium Member 4 months ago

    There’s a 50/50 chance of rain everyday except for in the winter, when there’s a 50/50 chance of snow. Rain or no rain, that is the question? Weather it is greater in the afternoon or morning, remains to be seen. If they can’t get the weather correct for tomorrow how on God’s green (and blue) earth can they know anything about global warming or climate change? Stopping before I go on a ketchup man rant from grade school. Will someone please trade that kid’s TV in for an Old Farmers Almanac?

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    Justanolddude Premium Member 4 months ago

    So son, are you ready to talk about the birds and the bees?

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    loridobson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Age old question. Better said as mostly sunny or mostly cloudy.

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    tammiammi  4 months ago

    It’s all your perspective

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    Carl  Premium Member 4 months ago

    It won’t matter by 430 when the sun sets.

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    kucpa Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’d love a job where I can say, there’s a 50% chance. How could you go wrong ?

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    nosirrom  4 months ago

    I like a simple forecast. That’s why I tune to The Hippy Dippy Weather Station.

    Hey, Kay. How’s your pasa?

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 4 months ago

    Percentage of cloud cover

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    oakie817  4 months ago

    obviously not a resident of Florida

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    FJB  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ask Tom Skilling at WGN, Chicago. We’ll clear it all up for you, and then some.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    I don’t think even the weather person knows…LOL

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    quinones.felix  4 months ago

    It’s the optimist and pessimist outlook of weather forecasting.

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    Chris  4 months ago

    maybe because there’s half the sun shown and thee other one is where the clouds are behind the sun… :Dyeah, I don’t know. but it still sounded goofy at least. :}

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    Robert4170  4 months ago

    My guess is that “partly sunny” means less than 50% sunny, and “partly cloudy” means less than 50% cloudy.

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    tauyen  4 months ago

    The larger part gets the mention

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    tauyen  4 months ago

    The larger part gets the mention

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    preacherman  4 months ago

    Well, Wilbur, one explanation is PC has mostly clear skies. While PS has mostly cloudy skies. Another says that PC is for evening skies and PS is for daylight skies. Still confused? Welcome to the wonderful world of weather forecasting.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Explain it to me, too.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s a job for the Hippy Dippy Weatherman! RIP the late great George Carlin

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    EMGULS79  4 months ago

    Partly cloudy, partly sunny; when you hear either you know the weatherman’s just hedging his bets because he’s not sure WHAT it’s going to do. My favorite weatherman was the late Sonny Eliot from Detroit – he was more comedian than weatherman and his forecasts were so funny that by the time I got done laughing at his jokes I only then realized that I hadn’t been paying attention to what he said the weather was going to do!!!! He’d slice and dice words to make new ones – “Tomorrow we’re going to have freezing rain and drizzle – that’s FRIZZLY kind of weather, thanks to a winter low pressure system that’s going to be taking its time moving over our area as slowly as a helicopter over a nudist camp and making driving as hazardous as tap-dancing in a canoe!”

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    cracker65  4 months ago

    It depends on how you look at it.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 4 months ago

    The one job where you can be wrong more times than not.. yet keep your job. What gets me is the obvious, it’s been raining for the last 5 hours, by looking out the window you know it ain’t over.. yet the prognosis is still at 80%. With today’s cameras looking at every corner of the city.. surely the weather man can have a peek before he goes on air.

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    CorkLock  4 months ago

    It’s the heads or tails of weather forecasting. 50% chance of being right.

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    rodneyrhodes  4 months ago

    How come at night it’s never “partly moony”?

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    Rose Madder Premium Member 4 months ago

    At least partly sunny is better than overcast – or thick cloud cover. Yes I live in Florida – and those terms are used frequently.

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    davidlwashburn  4 months ago

    It depends on which part you’re looking at?

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 4 months ago

    TV meteorologists know far more today than they did 40 years ago. Their accuracy, depending on local area factors can be 80 to 90%. Temps are a guess depending on what the microclimate is in your area could be several degrees off of what the station is telling you as most get their temp from the local commercial airport. An example. I belong to the WeatherBug network. There are 3 WeatherBug stations within 5 miles of my house, the closest is 1 mile away. I check temps a couple of times a day and have found that the 3 WeatherBug sites are usually within a few degrees of each other. Depending on conditions the temps at my house can be up to 5-6 degrees different than the station 1 mile away.

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member 4 months ago

    Funny, it’s one of those questions I’ve had for years (long before the internet), but never even thought to look up. Now I know.

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    KEA  4 months ago

    It’s not half… partly means a small portion, so partly sunny means a bit of sun here and there, partly cloudy means only a few clouds marring an otherwise clear sunny sky.

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    sheashea  4 months ago

    That’s a darn good question kiddo.

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    Doesn’t matter, they’ll be wrong anyway.

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    OK, this made me look at our forecast for today. They are saying partly cloudy. A check out the window and there’s no cloud in sight. I rest my case.

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    goboboyd  4 months ago

    Partly. In a Dad kind of way.

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    Buckeye67  4 months ago

    Doesn’t really matter Wilberforce, the forecast is probably going to be wrong anyway.

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    T...  4 months ago

    And Brutus quickly replies, “No”…

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    If they paid me $250,000.00 a year, I most definitely could….

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    “partly sunny” means that the coin came up heads…

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