Philly forecaster offers ‘wine forecast’

Updated with comments from Sowers, link to cached tweet, along with the backstory.

Philadelphia forecaster Chris Sowers offered up a “wine forecast” for soon-to-be-snowbound viewers.

The graphic, which was posted to the WPVI meteorologist’s Twitter profile but has since been deleted, featured what appeared to be a typical weather map with purple and gray bands depicting projected snowfall amounts — except the bands were labeled with the number bottles of wine to purchase — ranging from one all the way to 25.

Much of the Northeast, including Philadelphia, is expected to be slammed by a late winter snowstorm.

The graphic’s banner read “How much wine to buy today?”

The graphic, which was created by a WPVI viewer and shared with Sowers, was tweeted by the weathercaster and then later deleted.

Speaking with N.Y. Magazine about the joke, Sower noted: “This is crazy. Just so everyone knows, this was Photoshopped. I didn’t actually go on the air with a graphic like this. I can’t believe how quickly this is spreading.”

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