Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Weather computer failure triggers record-hijinks at ABC News 4

Dean Has Questions

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Here's your Dean Stephens Five Day Felt-Tip Forecast - WCIV SCREENGRAB
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  • Here's your Dean Stephens Five Day Felt-Tip Forecast

When it comes to local TV news outtakes, the guys in the business of predicting the weather manage to find themselves in unpredictable situations surprisingly often. But despite a frozen weather computer, last night's WCIV weather report actually went pretty smoothly.

Besides, who needs a super-mega-giga-doppler to dish out the day's forecast when you've got the Dean Stephens Five Day Felt-Tip Forecast?

Battling a locked up computer, but a functioning green screen, Dave Williams did what he could for a minute before, over at the desk, anchor Dean Stephens took pen to paper to propose an impromptu forecast for the Holy City and someone in the control room thought to put Dean on the screen behind Dave. Turns out, Dean wasn't too far off.

The clip has taken a long trip round the web today, catching fire on /r/funny, The Verge, and Gizmodo.

Roll it....

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