It’s a movement! It’s a trend!

Or maybe it’s a coincidence.

Anyway, Post-Gazette columnist Ruth Ann Dailey has the same beef with local TV weather reports as the Observer-Reporter‘s Terry Hazlett.

But Dailey has brought in an expert consultant: Former WPXI-TV (11) chief meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

“Absolutely it’s over the top,” Bowman, presently a freelancer and part-time on-air personality at KDKA-TV (2), tells Dailey. “Every time there’s going to be a couple inches of snow, they send reporters to the grocery stores to show people getting milk and bread. It’s like it’s 1884 all over again!”