How big a deal is weather hype in the world of forecasting?
Well for anyone who has seen or experienced those over-hyped forecasts, it can be a challenge. It interferes with plans, creates unneessary worry, and all the while — does so for the gain of clicks, traffic, or recognition.
For forecasters like FLX Weather Founder and Meteorologist Drew Montreuil combating against ‘weather hype’ has become a mantra. It fuels the business venture he started over a decade ago, which has grown into one of the largest, most-trusted sources for forecasting in the region.
On Friday, Montreuil was in-studio talking about forecasting, the challenges around it, weather hype, and even some changes to the National Weather Service warning system.
On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso dive into election results, ballot measures, the budget process in Seneca Falls as the Town Board weighs usage of landfill revenue, a newly hired Director of Public Works in Seneca County, and disaster declaration along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard & Dom Vedora and Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch. .
Seneca Falls Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara told all in an exclusive interview with Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast. He talked about an ongoing water issue in the Town of Seneca Falls, as well as an audit, which Ferrara says he initiated, with the State Comptroller’s Office.
“There have been a lot of irregularities for a very long time,” explained Ferrara of the need for an audit beyond the third-party audit sought by the Board earlier this year. “The books need to be examined and we need to understand what’s been going on — our taxpayers deserve it,” he explained.