I have never understood why weather reporters feel the need to stand out in the wind and rain to tell us that heavy winds and rain are bad. The head of the Hurricane Center sits by a video console and tells us what is about to happen. He imparts much more useful information while remaining dry.
Is the American public so stupid that they require these unnecessary and silly visual skits?
For your entertainment pleasure, a link to an article at the Daily Beast by Alex Berg with windswept reporters including a hilarious Al Roker video.