Long overdue, here's another set of Dan-related links for your amusement.
To start, let's get the inevitable out of the way; the latest crop of Facebook groups:
Daniel Corbett is my favourite weatherman
Eccentric, slightly Kraftwerk style arm action and very very excited about the weather, what more could you want from a weatherman?
And a comment on the group's wall;
What a hero!! Truly the best weatherman out there. His enthusiasm and passion for lucid communication of the week's meteorological status is legendary and inspiring!
And now, yet another Daniel Corbett Appreciation Society, but with a slight difference;
Daniel Corbett Appriciation Society
THE best weatherperson, like, evurrrrr
'Appriciation'? Sounds nasty.
Next up, the delightfully named,
When I watch BBC weather with Daniel Corbett I feel Comforted and Reassured
Daniel Corbett, one word, legend.
On the group's wall you are advised to watch this YouTube video 'all the way through as you will feel severly [sic] reassured by the end.'
Alas, this group is only for people in the Birmingham network, or I would have joined like a shot.
Still, his popularity isn't waning; that's sixteen different Dan-related Facebook groups now.
Tu parles Français? This is another site linking to a YouTube video, but this time the comment is in French. I used to be quite good at French, but I can't really make out what's being said here. Babelfish wasn't much help either.
UPDATE APRIL 2011:
This page no longer exists. Such is the transient nature of the internet. Ah well.
BBC News: How Tornadoes Form
More video now, this time from the BBC News website; Dan talking about how tornadoes form. See, why does the next edition of The Weather Show need Peter Gibbs? They already have a perfectly good explanation from Dan.
This next link comes from Twitter, (a bit like Facebook's 'status update'). @lewiswebb said:
Dan Corbett is the best BBC weatherman... and I'll fight anyone who disagrees.
Not only is he the best BBC weatherman, but also 'the singular happiest man on television', by this account.
What was Daniel on last night? And I quote, "and almost like having bollards in a car park and having to drive 'round them" Then, later in the same forecast "almost a summersault or a backflip" Is he okay? I'm guessing he's been working too hard and needs a holiday as he's rambling and saying these random things.
Erm, rambling? Random? Those are finely crafted Dan-isms.
Anyway, surely the opposite would be true; stress level high = Dan-ism count low.
BBC Points of View message board
Moving swiftly on, here's further proof that Dan Is Always Right;
Congratulations to BBC weatherman, Daniel Corbett.
The other day he warned that it was going to be cold at night, and we might want to 'reach for the central heating'...
...well - I've just switched mine on. chilly down here in the wells.
In true messageboard style, the discussion goes downhill after that first post.
Wild About Britain
On the Wild About Britain weather forum, there's a discussion about favourite BBC weather presenters that doesn't degenerate into nonsense. Chris says,
I'm obsessed with BBC weather forecasts. Here are my top three forecasters:
1. Daniel Corbett (number 1 by a long way)
2. Rob McElwee
3. Nick Miller
Obsessed with BBC weather forecasts?! Who ever heard of such a thing...?
The most interesting part of the tour was, of course, the Weather Centre, where the walls really are lined with images of the Gods.
A webcam-type shot allowed a peep inside the teeny-tiny weather studio where one of The Others was recording something. There was also a short demonstration of why weather presenters can't wear certain colours (due to the green-screen), then the tour guides roped one of the blokes on the tour into having a go with the graphics.
And although that's something you know I would never have volunteered to do in a million years, my friend and her companions thought they could've done a better job of it.
For starters, they would never have missed the golden opportunity to utter those immortal words; 'that's the weather, for now'.