Could Somebody Please Explain The Difference? September 22, 2010 Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Facebook At A GlanceNext Post: » Bossy Puts The If In CliffsNotes
Laraine saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 9:40 am
That would be the pessimistic vs. the optimistic weatherman.
Judy saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 9:48 am
Laraine is right. One weatherman sees the sky as half empty (sunny) whereas another sees it as half full (of clouds). And why is the sun half-covered with a cloud in the ‘mostly sunny’ frame?
Mimi saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 10:21 am
obviously, that one degree temperature variation makes all the difference.
Jean saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 10:27 am
Thank you! This post just made me laugh out loud.
GK in MI saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 10:50 am
I’ve always thought that being a weather person would be a great job. Where else can you say “partly” or “maybe” in your reporting and still get paid?
GrandeMocha saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm
It reminds me of the red-orange crayon and the orange-red crayon. Not much diff.
LOD saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm
Toward the end of the afternoon, it’s time for more Xanax.
angi saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm
One hour…that’s the difference.
The Domestic Goddess saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm
I’m a partly sunny/mostly cloudy person, actually. The sun is BAD.
Reeb saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Since moving up to the pacific northwest, we’ve had to learn all sorts of vague weather terminology. Today we’ll have showers, and tomorrow rain? What’s the difference? My personal favorite around here is the term “sun breaks” — those cloudy days when the sun peeks out every so often, so it’s not really totally socked in. And I have to say, I completely get the difference between mostly sunny and partly cloudy = a few more clouds.
BTW it’s clear here today, beautiful sun (for those of you who think the PNW never gets sun), and the harvest moon was huge and brilliant last night.
Suzanne saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm
LOD, thank you. That was pretty funny.
Momo Fali saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm
I don’t know, but I can tell you that I want to be a meteorologist when I grow up.
Jules G. saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm
Yes, and when you’re from the snowbelt (upstate New York), you have to learn the difference between snow, snow flurries, Lake Effect snow, and Nor’easters. What a hoot!
KathyB saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm
In the olden days weather people were only allowed to say “partly cloudy.” Mostly sunny is newfangled.
Catherine McP saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm
In Arizona its:
Really hot 115+
Pretty warm 100+
Cooling down 90+
Below 80, Cold front.
ShallowGal saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm
According to the pictures, it has to do with cloud placement.
Ashley saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 12:56 am
Stratus and cumulus. Duh!
Angela saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 7:07 am
I don’t know. I still don’t get the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny.
David saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 7:13 am
Obviously the afternoon coffee is wearing off by 4 o-clock.
Kate saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 9:29 am
You are scraping the bottom of the barrel for content.
Olivia saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 10:37 am
In Canada we even get snow showers!
Most of our forecasts say “sunny with cloudy periods and the possibility of rain.” That way, the forecasters are always right!
Amy in NJ saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 11:33 am
Mostly sunny has less clouds and partly cloudy has slightly more clouds. who knew the weather people could be so nitpicky?
Mr Farty saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Reminds me of a telephone conversation with my stepdaughter in South Africa.
Me: “What’s the weather like?”
SD: “A bit chilly, 29C. How about you?”
Me: “Heat wave, 29C.”
bossy's friend martha's sister saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm
The days are getting shorter so the sun is out less as the day goes by … duhhh…… makes sense to me!
Bridget saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm
I’m sorry I cannot – because there is NO fricking difference! The weather people just like to hear and see themselves say something different!
Dharmamama saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Partly cloudy means the cloud is always on the bottom right – duh!
And I think “scraping the bottom of the barrel” should be your new tagline.
steph saysSeptember 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm
Kate needs to get laid.