by Zoe Pollock
Note how Rob's last words thank us for listening', not for watching'. It's a deliberate choice of word, aimed at those people who tried to meet him halfway. And it's an implied critique of the way forecasting has become an increasingly visual medium full of whizzy graphics and camera-friendly presenters. Rob knows that, in the end, it's all about the words.
Asbury includes a list of McElwee's best phrases. Money quote:
This coming month will prove the point as we bring back very cold air and then sit in it.
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