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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Time to check in on my weather pal, Craig Koplien

Recently, WTMJ meteorologist Craig Koplien and I traded some good-natured jabs and you really have to read the back and forth to get the proper backdrop for this post that, once again, features my blogging buddy, Craig.

In Friday’s Journal Sentinel, it was Craig’s turn to write the Weather Wisdom column. For his lead sentence, he chose a line and put it in quotation marks:

“Just tell me if it’s going to rain or not!”


That so reminded me of a blog I wrote back on February 16 that had this title:

For cryin' out loud, just tell me when it will start snowing!!!”

Back to Craig’s Friday column. Remember the background. Craig became quite defensive about the way I described his forecasting style.

In his Friday column that reads like a litany of excuse-making, Craig wrote, “Weather forecasting is not an exact science.”

Again I say, hmmmmmm.

In a February 1, 2008 blog, I listed three excuses made by an unnamed weatherman:

And my all-time favorite……………

3) You know, Kevin, this is not an exact science.”

There must be some hymnal these guys all carry around.

Here is the
column Craig Koplien wrote Friday.

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