Local weather meteorologists, I believe, are an underappreciated part of the community. In fairness, you could describe them as used and abused. They use math and science to put together their forecasts and then, nature doing what is sometimes does, there's a sudden change or slight difference, people lit them up about being wrong and "I wish I could be wrong at my job and still get paid." Stop it, it's not an easy gig.

Credit: Ryan Chia, unsplash
Credit: Ryan Chia, unsplash

Even when these men and women are sharing aren't sharing important warnings, watches, and forecasts, they're sharing important life tips all of us should to take note of. WIFR's chief meteorologist, Mark Henderson, is one of those people.

Henderson, or "Hendo" for short, shared an experience on Facebook we've all been through. In fact, this situation happens to me far more than I would like to admit. I look at the sky, think I'm in the clear, the worst-case scenario happens, and then my car smells like a wet dog until I run to the store to buy Febreeze.


You know exactly what I'm talking about. If you're at work a coworker pop into your office, shoots you a message, or embarrass the heck out of you with a direct message over the intercom.

Hey, _______ your windows are down and it's raining.

Now you're feeling like an idiot, scrambling for your keys, and about to get soaked.

Mark experienced a similar scenario this week, proving it happens to all of us.

Rockford has picked up more rain in 30 minutes than in more than two weeks combined. That's all fine and dandy, except for the fact that this guy left his sunroof open during those 30 minutes while at the gym. Nicely done Hendo, nicely done. #WetButt

Don't worry, Mark. We're not judging because we've all done this.

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