We've Fallen Hard For You, WFAA Weather Graphics Team.
Dear Whoever Was At The Controls of WFAA's Weather Graphics Yesterday:
How's it going, friend? From our perspective — we'll be honest — it seems like you can't be doing well enough!
You rocked it yesterday.
There we were, just trying to muddle our way through one of the coldest days we can remember, and, out of nowhere, we saw your handiwork.
I mean, we didn't even really believe it when we first saw it — it was just so, so perfect, like something somebody made just to get on Deadspin. I mean, we saw it and all, but we just didn't believe. So we looked again — and, yup, it was still there, almost winking at us on chief WFAA meteorologist Pete Delkus' Twitter feed:
I mean, that's some of the most magnificent weather-based phallic symbolism that we've ever seen.
What could it possibly mean, this mythic symbol portending doom aimed at nearly the whole of North Texas? What had we done to arouse such a menacingly and wrathfully shaped white tempest?
Or maybe it wasn't so bad after all. We saw its nearly (at least for some of us) true-to-life color, tapering from white to a gentle pink. And we respected that the storm had the good sense to remember a prophylactic.
Not surprisingly: The jokes started to roll in after a while, and we became totally sure that your graphic was just a priapic blessing and that wasn't out to hurt us.
Stars announcer Daryl Reaugh, who's been known to work a little blue himself, even got in on the act:
Then — and this was probably the best part — Delkus and anchor Shelly Slater rose to the occasion themselves:
Now, 24 hours later, the tweet still hasn't been deleted. Instead, it has been left to its own devices to grow into the legend it rightfully is.
And, really, the whole thing made for an afternoon that was just a little more stimulating, if you ask us.
Thanks, WFAA Weather Graphics Person. Keep up the good, hard work.
Stephen Young and the rest of the Central Track staff