Weather or Not?

I have read, as you probably also have read, that weather stations are now placed in warmer spots, parking lots instead of meadows, for example. Not that a big slab of asphalt could have any effect on local temperature…!

Reminds me of something I read in Reader's Digest this morning. (Why, yes, I was at the dentist's. How did you know?)

The complaint came that a weather station at a military base kept registering strong wind gusts when there were none.

The technician asked, "Do you know where the weather station is located?"

"Sure," came the reply, "Right by the helicopter landing pad."