There are plenty of "fear monsters" out there making a lot of people nervous today with the TORNADO WATCH on for Eastern Ontario tonight.
I had noticed awhile ago the switch of wording on news channels from 'CHANCE" of rain or thunderstorms to the 'RISK' of a shower and the 'THREAT' of a thunderstorm.. Has anyone else noticed this too?
Now, I don't blame Frankie 'Flowers' Ferrragine from Breakfast Television ( in Toronto, Ontario) for his flare when doing his weather reports, because other news stations are using the same words too. Frankie is my favorite, though.
Since the weather has been made a major part of the news here in Ontario, the newscasters have to make it as dramatic as possible.
But at what cost? Pretty soon people are going to be afraid to go outside if the sky is overcast!
Lightning, Thunder, Hail, and Tornadoes are not NEW people! Mother Nature did not put out a new line of weather possibilities because she got bored after a billion years of the same old thing!
Weather is what weather does; Sun Shines, Rain pours, Thunder roars, Lightning strikes, Hail storms, Wind Blows, Water rages.
Lets take the drama out of the wording used for weather, news people! How about an 'OPPORTUNITY' for rain for those places with drought? Rain is a relief for those hot days of summer, and needed for nature to grow.
Hail is not the end of the world, just watch your head! Thunder is cool to listen to, the skies are amazing to watch, lightning is powerful, so respect it and stay off the grass! Tornadoes are terrifying, so yes, be alert and aware of the news.
A 'CHANCE' of rain is good enough to get the point across that we may get wet, so lets use the basic words for the weather and dispel the fear. Be aware of the power words have and how they impact you!
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