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Chamber of Commerce Forecasts

A friend used to own a small market radio station in a central Maine town. One day a representative of the local chamber of commerce called on him. He asked how accurate the station's weather forecasts were on average. My friend conceded they might be in the 50% range. The CoC rep pointed out that much of Maine relies on tourism and asked if it would be possible to skew the station's forecasts toward the optimistic.

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