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Weekend weather forecasts on the stations I work for are rarely much more than 12 hours old (except in the pre-dawn hours). Nighttime forecasts are recorded mid-afternoon. We may not have somebody in the building 24/7 on the weekends, but we try to keep the weather relatively up-to-date. For instance, on Sunday, our forecast was calling for sleet and freezing rain to change to rain later at night, which is exactly what happened in our area. If there are MAJOR changes to the forecast, someone will go in and change them.
On the subject of recorded weather, I have been in northern NH upon occasion early on a Sunday morning and heard one station play the forecast for Friday morning. I have heard this phenomenon several times on the same station, months apart. If an old forecast plays in the woods, does it make a sound?
I got stuck on I-91 for about 3 hours between Brattleburo and White river JCt. what usually takes about 50 min... anyways I was listening to the radio while both sides of I 91 had snarling locked solid traffic. Remember this is VT whats a traffic jam again? Kudos to 99 rock for the only station saying half the night it was going to be cloudy and then snow for the overnight hours... too bad i don't get them in Ma or Brattleburo where I could have stayed the night.
Since this storm was only winter weather advisory the EAS for Many stations was not activated so no one got any updates on the weather. I wish I got this message earlyer from fox 44. I would have stayed home until tomorrow.
"I91 from MA all the way to White River Junction and on I89 from the NH line all the way up to Randolph the roads are extremely hazardous with multiple accidents. Travel at this time is not advised."