PIC: A meteorologist burned his daughter via text and then other meteorologists joined in
With the ready accessibility of the internet and apps now, we can readily admit that there are times when we think we know everything. As a result, we feel bad for our parents, an older generation that just don’t get new technology. However, they’ll always have resources that will take us down a peg.
Recently Chris Holcomb, the chief meteorologist at WXIA-TV in Atlanta, had a text exchange with his 18-year-old daughter Claire.
Chris had just reported with confidence that there was a high chance of snow showers in his area. He stepped off set and received a text from his daughter saying she didn’t trust his newscast because an app said snow was not in the forecast.
Holcomb was, as you can imagine, pretty appalled that his daughter would challenge him with an app. “I just rolled my eyes and replied with ‘thanks,’” he told Buzzfeed. However, he decided to not leave it alone, and instead added the following:
Text from my daughter. pic.twitter.com/LuC72xf05D— ChrisHolcomb11Alive (@ChrisHolcomb) January 6, 2017
The texts were shared on Twitter and the post has now been shared over 51,000 times.
People were pretty delighted with the retort:
@ChrisHolcomb 1 point for daughter, 10 points for dad ðŸ˜‚— Demetria Joyce (@DInternation) January 6, 2017
And best of all, a number of weather reporters have joined in on the banter. Will Stafford, weekend weather anchor at WSET-TV said:
@ChrisHolcomb Best. Reply. Ever.— Will Stafford (@wx_will) January 6, 2017
Broadcast meteorologist Jim Cantore tweeted:
KBTX chief meteorologist Shel Winkley and WAAY31 chief meteorologist respectively tweeted:
By the way, Holcomb told Buzzfeed News that it did, in fact, snow.
Story by Deirdre Molumby | 12:41 | Wednesday 11th January 2017 | Trending