A good vibe in the studio this morning. Not sure why but it was a good show. It helps to have something going on and the fog provided.
The weather transition was something Jeriann really tried hard to communicate this morning. It’s the southeast quadrant of the state that has to look at some accumulating snow. No one is going to be buried in snow but this is the first one of the year and it comes on a busy holiday weekend. So here’s that question again…are we over-hyping or are we giving you information you need? I think you’ll have split opinion. Here’s where I fall on stuff like this. If you got the message to be careful and we get through the weekend without a significant number of accidents or (we hope) fatalities; we talked about it enough.
We had fog this morning but no big delays so far at the airport. That’s not the case for a lot of other airports this morning. If we see backups continue.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is releasing it’s recommendations for finding safe toys today. Some of this stuff is common sense but I thought they made a good point on one thing. If a toy is recommended for a kid over the age of three, it means that toy is not safe for kids under three. Some people might assume that means kids under three just might not be interested.
I gave Megan a hard time this morning because she said she’s not cooking a turkey. She gave us some good tips on making sure you don’t give your entire family salmonella on Thanksgiving. One of them I hadn’t heard…cook the turkey from it’s frozen state. Does anyone do this? I’d be interested to know if you think it turns out a great. We’ve got a 26lb bird to cook Thursday. There’s only five of us but we love the leftovers and, in fact, have a specific recipe that we like to use it in. I’ll share Friday.
Winter WX on our Minds
This blog is coming a little late this morning because we were all a little busy shooting our new winter weather promotions. We’ve actually got some new told to use this winter that I think some of you parents are going to like. That new news ticker on the bottom of the screen will actually interrupt itself when we get a new school closing or delay in and highlight that delay or closing. In other words you find out about new closings as soon as they’re in the system. Another feature, you Metro schools won’t have to wait through the entire list on big snow days. We’ll have a line on the ticker just for Metro schools. We all agreed we’re looking forward to snow days. It makes the show fun and a little more free-wheeling.
Christmas Comes Early
Sally and I decided to go out and get our Christmas Tree. We were a little late getting out and actually had to bypass some of the stores we went to first. We found some help finally and a great tree. Frazier Fur. Cadillac of Christmas Trees.
The Noon News is almost done so I’ve got to go. We’re hosting my family starting tomorrow which means I’ve got a lot of work to do this afternoon.