– The weather looks bad –
The national weather association announces that there is a high possibility of very bad weather coming this way but cautions before making any irrational decision as the weather is subject to change. It promises to update the forecast once they receive more data.
– The media ignores the warning –
The media declares snow storm of the century and creates a nation-wide panic. People go shopping for supplies, schools close down because of the public pressure and trucks are ordered to stay put.
– The storm never comes –
The national weather association updates the forecast with mild warnings but the media ignores them. After a few days they decide it’s time for a new story and start calling out the weather service for creating a panic, while in fact they themselves were the ones causing all the bad blood.