About A weather forecast

When making a decision to attend an outdoor event, it’s important to know what a weather forecast means and how the various weather services create one.

In a large city like Nashville/Smyrna, the forecast area includes over 10,000 square miles!  That means, SOMEWHERE within 10,000 square miles there is a chance of any forecast happening. It is designed this way so TV stations can talk about the forecast.

Many of us have lived in Middle Tennessee where it can rain somewhere in our neighborhood, while it’s dry at our house.  That’s why we think the weather forecast is wrong much of the time.

Air shows happen rain or shine.  The performers have various “profiles” they perform depending on the weather.

The only way to really know what is going on with any forecast at an outdoor event is to show up, look up, and be prepared to have a blast at the show!