23 August 2005
Doppled and drowsy and ready for sleet
The Weather Wars heat up in the Big Apple:
Doppler 4 was replaced by Doppler 4000, a preventive unilateral escalation presumably designed to keep any meteorological rivals from achieving Doppler supremacy.
Now it has happened. Say hello to we kid you not Channel 2's new Doppler 2 Million.
Five hundred times as good? I don't think so. (Here in the middle of Tornado Alley, the big Doppler news is KFOR's 350-kw facility, compared to those feeble 250-kw operations run by Those Other Guys.)
But things could get worse:
What scares us most about this crazy Doppler arms race is the possibility of loose Dopplers. Because one day advanced Doppler technology will fall into the hands of Fox 5.
And then it's all over.
Gary England, you better watch your back.