*So I hear there's rain this weekend which means the obligatory live shots from Mill Valley with the creek in the background overflowing and genius reporters asking schmucks: "Hey, worried about flooding?" Uh, never mind.
*Love the giddy weather people who are now praying the forecasts hold up so they can have their 10 spots in the first twenty minutes.
*Bill Martin will utter "storm door" at least 16,000 times. With WEATHER AUTHORITY!
*Waiting for the over/under on live shots from that crappy apartment building on the cliff in Pacifica. Right now it's 30.
*How many times will the weather mavens say something to the effect: "It's a good time to stay indoors." Thanks for the advice, very caring of you. (Pass the barf bag)
*Good house bet Monday Morning on KCBS: Susan Leigh Taylor: "You know, on my way into the city, I saw rain on my windshield."
*I have a feeling Roberta Gonzales is going to be downright delirious --might want to alert Paul Deanno for overtime duty at PIX.
*When did Stan Bunger turn into a weatherman? Stan talks about the weather about as many times as Brian Murphy of KNBR says, "Yeah, yeah, yeah!"
* The Chronicle's Ben Fong Torres is gearing up for a really wet weekend: About to write his 27,645th piece on the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.
*Storm Upside: ABC7's Mike Nicco can try, for the 7000th time, to correctly pronounce "mete-or-rologist" and not "meter-ologist." Sorry, Mikey, I know you hate me mentioning this all the time but for heaven's sake, do the right thing. You're in SF, not Akron.
*I've got your live Doppler right here.
*"Atmospheric River": Sounds like a Philip Roth novel.
*That last line was for the KQED people.
*If Pete Giddings were around this weekend there'd be a virtual orgasm in the weather office at 900 Front Street.
*I miss Pete skiing down Heavenly Valley and the KGO cameras filming it.
*Speaking of Giddings, I remember the line from media critic, Bill Mann. Commenting on Pete's little kids fishing program, Mann said he heard Pete once scold a kid: "You'll NEVER fish in this town again!" (Psst, it's a joke, Pete.)
*Add one more Giddings: for all his weather geek, I enjoyed and looked forward to Giddings forecasts --A. because he was usually right. B. he seemed genuine and passionate, and C. he could probably kick Lloyd Lindsay Young's ass.
*KGO Radio is planning "massive" weekend coverage of the big storm. Word is they're going to rerun "The Best of Brian Copeland" and 30 extra Kim Komando shows.
*KRON's really taking this rain deal big time: Management will only run patio furniture ad once every 10 minutes.
*Live shot updates from the assignment desk: Uh, Mill Valley, Russian River (reporter: "Damn, this river be flooding!) Ocean Beach (Reporter doing MOS with tourist from Sweden: "We get a lot of this so I don't know what the problem is." Reporter: "Uh, ok, back to you.") Pacifica: Reporter at pier interviewing local schmuck who decides it would be a great day to go fishing: "I didn't think it would be this bad." This is the kind of guy who will never be on Jeopardy.
*Time to dust off the "We have TEAM coverage" which was kidnapped five years ago by the rodents who were stuck in the old KRON building at 1001 Van Ness.
*Ronn Owens is preparing for the storm in a spectacular manner: on Monday, Ronnnnnnn will pique Spencer Christian with this diddy: "So, how does this rain really help us?" Upside: Ronn won't wear his short-sleeve Tommy Bahama, part of the 50,000 short sleeves Ronn has in his collection.
Memo to KTVU: More Rosemary Orozco, less Billy Martin: WITH AUTHORITY!
*At about 12: 50 PM Sunday on the 40,000, KCBS traffic report, anchor will proclaim: "The National Weather Service has issued a small craft warning..." Memo to Coast Guard: anyone in a boat off the Golden Gate, Sunday deport to Modesto, immediately.
*Waiting too for some yahoo to say "We still have a drought." Of course said person was saying this perched under the igloo at Baker Beach.
*Another 415 Media irritant: the anchors on TV and Radio who use the word, "system", like "the next system is coming in Tuesday." Hey, it's a damn storm, screw your systems!
*BREAKING NEWS: Roberta Gonzales will be extra, extra, chirpy Monday on the 7: 20 AM weather exchange with noted meteorologist, Stan Bunger, igniting a certifiable high pressure system in the CBS building at 855 Battery. Officials have been alerted in all local city precincts.
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