Pete Delkus Is Pretty Sure He's the Weather God Now

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Bow before your new God, clouds and other weather-type stuff.
This weekend, all the prophecies were confirmed. Ice fell from the sky, vehicles careened into cars and trees and off bridges, children were loosed from their schools -- all exactly as it had been written.

WFAA weather oracle Pete Delkus watched with smug satisfaction as, one by one, his predictions were confirmed. He'd always been good, but this was uncanny.

Then, in the umpteenth hour of poring over hypnotically colored weather maps, nerves frayed by a surfeit of caffeine and a massive sleep deficit, it hit him: What if those weren't just predictions. What if he was actually controlling the weather?

And so, Pete Delkus transcended mere meteorology and ascended into the pantheon.

See also: Pete Delkus Found Your Lack of Faith Disturbing and Your Sarcasm Annoying

It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment this happened, but the transformation was becoming evident by early Sunday afternoon. Note the use of the first-person pronoun in this tweet:

Here, in what at the time seemed an act of hubris, he becomes some sort of weather event:

By Sunday evening, he'd begun demanding that his followers worship him as a deity.

Even the Baptists are convinced:

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tdkisok
tdkisok

Pete really doesn't know shit and needs to thank Steve McCauley. 

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Gimme Jocelyn White. All 3 stations get the same data from nws .

TheJohnykat
TheJohnykat

He is now to be known as St. Delkus. Show some respect. 

t.knapp1
t.knapp1

obnoxious Slater and Delkus


ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

okay but why would one that is considered a God have to drop off and pick up Dale's dry cleaning?

lisakp71
lisakp71

One of my besties posted his proposed out-of-office voicemail greeting; it included the phrases "our Dark Lord Delkus" and "when he releases us from his weather wrath".

...also some sort of caveat about venturing forth if the bourbon ran out...

Anyhoo. So, yeah. I think we all know this is fact.

John1073
John1073

Since he controlled all this weather, Denton County says fuck you Pete Delkus!

threepme
threepme

I, for one, welcome our Pete Delkus overloads. 

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

Fine, but he has to take the blame for all tornadoes from this point forward.

Americano
Americano

Pete may be the Prophet, but Finfrock is the God.

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

All this and he didn't even have to roll up his sleeves.

Dub919
Dub919

So, if Pete Delkus is the "Wizard of Oz", would that make Steve McCauley "The Man Behind the Curtain"?

Dallasite1991
Dallasite1991

BOW DOWN TO YOUR WEATHER GOD OR FACE THE WRATH OF AN ICE-QUAKE-CANE-NAMI-POCALYPSE!

Pete_Delkus_Sleeves
Pete_Delkus_Sleeves

@MaxNoDifference NO SHIT huh!  I think sleeve rolling is a Tornado thing since it so evolutionary and he is always moving and point and things were changing.  Ice was ice, so he could basically sit there and mock all the idiots on FB and twitter that told him he was an idiot for the week before when it didnt ice. Needless to say, I will be around for any and all "all hands on deck" weather situations 

Pete_Delkus_Sleeves
Pete_Delkus_Sleeves

@33DegreesIsUrBFFNow @Dub919 Steve McCauley is the man behind most of Pete's weather posts to Twitter and FB, you can tell bc they end is -sm if they are steves.  He is a must follow for any and all things weather, and we are better off for having him live in the DFW mehtro

Dub919
Dub919

@Pete_Delkus_Sleeves @33DegreesIsUrBFFNow I'm semi-certain that McCauley's long-range forecasts are the results of his own forecast modeling method.  Either way, his posts are really, really interesting and more accurate than most.  In fact, he just posted his latest forecast for the end of the week: https://www.facebook.com/wfaa.steve.mccauley


He is a "must-follow" for anyone interested in DFW weather...and, he teaches Meteorology at El Centro if you want to take your weather geekiness to a new level.

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