Let’s hope News brings back Sunshine Derby

I’m surprised and disappointed by the reaction to the study performed by the Buffalo State coordinator of meteorology and climatology. Instead of focusing on the positive finding of the study, The News article stresses the viewpoint that Buffalo has been erroneously over-reporting its claims of sunny weather.

The fact is, Buffalo has more than 180 days each year of sunshine as determined by the most accurate measurement available. This is acknowledged in the article by both the professor and the National Weather Service meteorologist.

I hope The News reinstates the Sunshine Derby, because it still presents a positive view of our weather that can used by Buffalonians and Visit Buffalo Niagara in promoting our area. The News can still list the other cities in the derby. Just include an asterisk stating that they are using a less-accurate measurement.

Eric F. Torsell