For the last few days, I had optimistically hoped the TV weather reports and Doppler radar were going to be wrong. I had turned a blind eye toward my leaky roof. I was even willing to pretend the mud sliding down the street wasn’t foreshadowing more ominous things on the horizon.
But on Tuesday morning, when Al Roker showed up to do the “Today Show” weather report from our neighborhood, I came to terms with reality.
Last week, he was covering the horrific events in Haiti. This morning, as I was getting ready to go to work, I saw Roker delivering the morning weather from just down the street. It seemed that even though I wanted to hope for the best, NBC had a different point of view.