Wildly unpredictable winter weather has forced five Little Rock forecasters to seek clinical treatment for symptoms including mental instability, compulsive thermometer reading and early stages of multiple on-air personality disorder.
The UAMS Psychiatric Institute admitted the weathermen on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when temperatures in Little Rock plummeted to a bitter 35 degrees–a drastic change from the previous day’s balmy 70-degree weather.
In the forecasters’ absence, Arkansas residents are being forced to turn to the Internet for timely weather updates. Christopher Walliss, a 54-year-old Conway resident, said his iPhone is no replacement for KARK’s Keith Monahan.
“With Keith in a straitjacket somewhere, I am really at the mercy of the elements,” Walliss said. “Siri just can’t explain the high- and low-pressure fronts.”
Little Rock newsrooms have reportedly received an overwhelming amount of support from devoted viewers who have sent get-well cards, hair care products, mascara and fashionable ties.