Starting at 5 this morning, ex-NBC 10 and Fox 29 weatherman John Bolaris held a marathon chat on Philly.com, lasting until just before 11 a.m. Six hours! Counting questions from users and replies by Bolaris, it goes over 10,000 words!
I poked fun at the chat idea last night on Twitter, but I just read all 10,000-plus words and it’s actually pretty useful. Here’s a former TV weatherman — a four-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy winner! — who, if you type in your town name on Philly.com, will predict exactly how much snow you’re going to get in your town. For free! This is one of the best public services Philly.com has ever provided.
This was the best part:
Sometimes Bolaris gave social advice.
But disavowed being able to give reliable advice about anything but the weather.
Like I said, though, the chat was good! Mostly he told people how much snow they could expect to get.
Hopefully Bolaris is napping now. He’ll be back on around 7, per Philly.com.