TheBookPolice wrote:meowzamusic wrote:Here's my favorite from the NOAA:Tonight: Snow likely with widespread blowing snow before midnight, then widespread blowing snow after midnight.
Couldn't they just say, "widespread blowing snow all night" or would that be too simplistic?
I think, and bear in mind this is just a thought (something unlikely to grace the brain of a TV meteorologist--ha!), that the above statement means that before midnight, there will be falling snow AND blowing snow, and after midnight, the snow will no longer be falling, but will still be blowing.
OK, I could see that.
My first thought was that weather predictions seem to always be divided into discreet blocks of time, and midnight is one divider. I.E. they always tell you what the weather will be like before and after midnight.