Chris Higgins, FOX 2 Meteorologist, Writes Letter To Haters Questioning His Weather Skills

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Chris Higgins, one unhappy weatherman.
Reporting the weather can be a dirty business in St. Louis -- and for Chris Higgins, FOX 2 meteorologist, the snowstorm over the weekend apparently pushed him to a new low.

Higgins has posted on his Facebook page a ranty "open letter" directed to "all the haters" out there.

Who are these haters, you ask? People of the Internet who have reportedly called him "a liar and an idiot" for intentionally misreporting the snow, perhaps as part of some sort of, you know, large weatherman conspiracy. The accusations got to be so intolerable, Higgins writes, that he needed to defend his integrity. We've got the highlights for you below -- but the whole letter is worth a read.

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Higgins writes:

This is an open letter of sorts to respond to the many posts from folks who claim this storm was a complete surprise and who have gone as far as to question my integrity by calling me a liar and an idiot. I do this at the risk of getting in trouble but I feel it necessary to defend my integrity.

To all the haters, I ask you these questions.... Did you or did you not know it was going to snow last night? If you saw any of my forecasts or read any of my posts then you did. In fact, I even used the words "don't be surprised...there is accumulating snow on the way." I also forecast about two hours of heavy snow...and guess what...it snowed for around two hours! I laid out the likely area for accumulating snows from about Bowling Green and Mexico down southeast into the STL metro area and then into southern IL. Yup...nailed that too! What I DID GET WRONG...BUT WAS CLOSER THAN ANY OTHER FORECAST IN TOWN...where the amounts. I said to expect a dusting to 2 inches....although for some reason everyone was keying on the dusting part??? That part of the forecast was low and I readily admit that. But you cannot sit there and tell me I didn't tell you it was going to snow...and that I didn't say is was going to snow heavily...because I did.

Continue for more of Chris Higgins' rant.


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jgibson34
jgibson34

Fox2 meteorologist Chris Higgins tells like it is to the haters. He gets Meteorologist of the Year award on that alone.  The criticisms aimed against Higgins's predictions this past Saturday night make the ones levied at fellow Fox2 colleagues Charles Jaco (though most of the anti-Jaco criticisms are due to ideological reasons) and Angie Mock (for no discernible reason whatsoever) look like high school clique-level arguments in comparison. 

Janine Rosomoff
Janine Rosomoff

Ah, social media like FB and Twitter where people throw rocks and then express dismay when the target says 'knock it off'. RVT might want to read Strauss' twitter comment or even comments on STL today for some context.

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

I still think he handled it a HELLUVA lot better than Bob Richards would have.

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

If you check @joestrauss comments Sat night, you may find a smoking gun on the grassy knoll. #rft

profireman
profireman

He handled it better than Bob Richards, I'll give him that.

John Heaney
John Heaney

Like going after your Bookie because the Niners didn't cover?

Butch Fletcher
Butch Fletcher

Mark.... Youre continuing on with a noble fight against whimpy radio. Its more than noble. Its essental to prevent radio from becoming monopolized by spineless repeaters! Rock on my friend!

Butch Fletcher
Butch Fletcher

Chris, put on your big boy sneakers and carry on witch yo bad self!

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

More weak ass butthurt STL media professionals that had their jobs handed to them and are protected by idiots. He didn't have to say a single thing. Hey CHRIS.... I get HATE MAIL for hosting my radio show. HATE MAIL....! People want to see my mother cut her own throat and stuff. STFU AND GTFOH. Your lucky to be paid at all considering your competition is just as horrible.

L.A. Maclin
L.A. Maclin

Maaaan Chris...... You ain't gotta explain s**t to nobody. It's snow, it come every year since I've been on damn earth. These fools just need to not drive like idots. BTW- Whats the weather for Friday? Lol!

scrdn
scrdn

Chris is actually a "real Meteorologist" as opposed to the legend in his own mind Dave Murray, How do I know Chris is the real deal? He's an Air Force Reservist Meteorologist.  If weather was an exact science, we'd hire Monkeys to do the job.

Lois Giles
Lois Giles

hahahahah!!!! watching a weatherman lose his mind right here on da interdweeb highways!

Bambi Zj Baker
Bambi Zj Baker

oh for Gods sakes hes a weather man not a damn psychic you live in Mo you should know the weather is looney tunes out here

Chris Reimer
Chris Reimer

as I've said several times, they are literally trying to predict the future. so yeah

kwernowsky
kwernowsky

Because nothing says "professionalism" like using the word "haters" in ANYTHING. 

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