Weather Thoughts

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

January 27, 2012 1:12:56 PM PST
So what's up with the weather?

Global warming? A fluke? Climate change? Some weird star alignment?

During what is supposed to be the coldest weeks of the year, it was 52 degrees when I took the kids to school this morning.

To quote the renown forensic specialist Dr. Henry Lee on the stand at the O.J. Simpson trial way back when, "Something wrong."

Yes, it's nice not to be shoveling snow, as we did the past couple of years, but there's something very wrong with what's happening. Oh, we've had periods of little snow before the early 2000's for example but with temperatures as warm as this?

Have you looked at your home-heating bill lately? It's far less than it was last year.

Very scary.

I'm just sayin'.

Meteorologist Lee Goldberg leads our weather coverage tonight at 11, and he'll have his weekend AccuWeather forecast.

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Also at 11, we'll have the latest from the campaign trail, where Mitt Romney's stronger-than-usual performance (thanks to a new debate coach?) at last night's 19th candidates' debate, has sparked a surge for the former Massachusetts Governor in the polls over Newt Gingrich.

Speaking of politics, so many of you commented about the dust up on Tuesday when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gave Pres. Obama an earful and a wagging finger in the face when he landed in her state.

Most of you said it was disrespectful, even if the Governor felt she had been dissed during a meeting two years ago in the Oval Office.

Well, the controversy doesn't seem to have hurt Gov. Brewer or at least it didn't hurt her book sales.

Before the brouhaha, Brewer's "Scorpions for Breakfast" novel were slow to say the least ranked, 343,222 on Amazon.Com's book title list. Thursday morning it skyrocketed to number 56. And by Thursday night it was number 10.

Will we see more authors putting a finger in the President's face?

I'm just askin'.

And finally, all sorts of sales on TVs out there what with the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards coming up and big screens are popular.

So which are the best TV deals out there? Consumer Reports takes a look for us tonight at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho (in for Sade Baderinwa) and me, tonight at 11.


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