Primary Menu

Tampa Bay’s Morning Krewe

Weekdays 6:00AM - 10:00AM

The things we are learning on TikTok these days.   Well, here is another one.

A woman on TikTok said she just found out the “chance of rain” in a weather forecast doesn’t mean what we have always thought it means.  30% does NOT mean there’s a 30% chance it’s going to rain.

That 30% is based on what the chances that it’s going to rain are multiplied by the percentage of the area that will get the rain.

So “50%” in the forecast doesn’t mean there’s a 50-50 chance it will rain.  It means there’s a chance rain will happen in the area, multiplied by how much of the area will probably get that rain.

So if a meteorologist is 50% sure there will be rain that will cover 80% of the local area, that would come out as . . . 40% on the weather forecast.

confused yet?  Yeah, us too

We called Greg Dee from ABC Action News to get his thoughts and check out what HE said!!

TikTok

No Description

 


Some of Tampa’s most incredible hurricane photos…

Remember when the water along Bayshore Boulevard disappeared?