Five Social Media Weather Posts That Need to Be Retired

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3. Repeatedly referencing your love/hate of a particular kind of weather.

One of the side effects of following people online is you get to know whatever they choose to share. This can be a great thing or a not so great thing depending on your perspective, your friend and the information being offered. Most importantly, it can depend heavily on the level of repetition. Everyone has that friend that hates the cold and the moment the temperature falls below 70, here come the tweets and Facebook posts. There's also "loves the sun" guy who just wants every day to be like Southern California only he lives in Portland. We all have our likes and dislikes with the weather, but not all of us tell each other...all the time.

2. Using the current weather to defend your political position on the environment.

"So much for global warming" is one of the dumbest and most over-used weather axioms online. But, so is, "Welcome to the future. #globalwarming" during a heatwave. It would be less frustrating if it weren't so predictable. Weather is measured over decades, not days. Even when records are broken in your back yard, they probably aren't being broken in other places around the globe. Stop trying to use single weather events to further your political agenda. It's bad science and makes you look like you don't know what you are talking about, because if you are doing this, you clearly don't.

1. Photos of your car's temperature gauge.

Your car's thermometer is normally below the car near the road. As a result, in summer, it will often read hotter than the actual ambient temperature, sometimes significantly so. This is why when someone posts a picture of their car's temperature gauge and it says 104 when it's actually only 93 outside with a "WHAT?" caption, I chuckle, then I block them (kidding). Not only is it pointless to post this reading, you might actually kill someone if you are attempting this while driving. Stick to screen capturing your phone's weather app if you MUST post a picture of the temperature. It's slightly less dangerous and certainly more accurate. Best bet is just don't post the temperature at all. We can find it ourselves.

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Trillian Ninetysix
Trillian Ninetysix

And get a grip on the need to own the most extreme weather conditions. Texas has heat, humidity, and hurricanes. But winter here is very mild compared to most of the country so quit whining about the chill and surrender the pretense that the wind here is terrible. You want to whine about winter, cold, or wind chill? Move to Syracuse, International Falls, Minot or eastern Wyoming. Otherwise, just enjoy the fact that you've never had to shovel your car out from under the snow in Houston.

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