Florida Meteorologist Bashes Competition in Facebook Video

By Kevin Eck 

John Patrick, chief meteorologist for Fort Myers, Fla. ABC affiliate WZVN, had some shade to throw at his competitors in a facebook video.

Apparently CBS affiliate WINK is saying it has the most accurate forecast and Patrick is not happy about it.

“You hear us at the beginning of each weathercast say that we have southwest Florida’s most accurate forecast,” said Patrick, laying out the argument why his forecast is the market’s most accurate forecast. “Lately there’s another TV station in town trying to make that same claim. But, it’s not true. Only ABC7 has the scientific proof to back up our claim that we’re southwest Florida’s most accurate forecast.”

Patrick then pointed out stats from a research company that prove his forecast is the most accurate. Click here to watch the video.

“You will not hear WINK use words like ‘verified,’ ‘certified,’ or ‘proven’ because they can’t back up their made up claim,” He added on his facebook page. “I can. I even share this proof with you in the video.”

Here’s his facebook post:

SWFL's VERIFIED Most Accurate Forecast is ONLY on ABC7

SWFL'S REAL WEATHER AUTHORITY – PLEASE SHAREI'm noticing more and more that WINK-TV is trying to claim having Southwest Florida's Most Accurate Forecast. Simply stated, this is a fabrication. How do I know? I have scientific proof from WeatheRate, a third party not affiliated with ANY television station, that says only ABC7 has Southwest Florida's VERIFIED Most Accurate Forecast. You will not hear WINK use words like "verified," "certified," or "proven" because they can't back up their made up claim. I can. I even share this proof with you in the video.More of you are trusting me and the StormWarn 7 Forecast Team at ABC7 when it comes to getting our weather in SWFL right. WINK has taken notice of this and that's why they are trying to confuse you.When you turn on the TV for your weather, make sure it's on Southwest Florida's VERIFIED Most Accurate Forecast, plain and simple, with no confusion. You get that ONLY from ABC7 News on WZVN-TV, at www.abc-7.com/weather or on the "ABC7 Fort Myers" app, FREE in your App Store or Google Play.#SWFL #SouthwestFlorida #MarcoIsland #EvergladesCity #FGCU #Immokalee #AveMaria #GoldenGateEstates #GoldenGate #BonitaSprings #Estero #SanCarlosPark #FortMyersBeach #FortMyers #CapeCoral #Captiva #Sanibel #Bokeelia #Matlacha #PineIsland #LehighAcres #Alva #PortCharlotte #PuntaGorda #Arcadia #Clewiston #MooreHaven #LaBelle #FLwx

Posted by John Patrick on Wednesday, July 15, 2015