Philly forecaster offers ‘wine forecast’
Updated with comments from Sowers, link to cached tweet, along with the backstory.
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.”