"Never trust a warm front” is a catchphrase of Dick Goddard, a long-time meteorologist at WJW-TV (Cleveland, OH). Warm fronts are unpredictable with the amount of precipitation they can bring.
“You can never trust a warm front” has been cited in print since at least 2007.
Wikipedia: Dick Goddard
Richard D. “Dick” Goddard (born February 24, 1931) is an American television meteorologist, author, cartoonist, and animal activist. For over four decades, he has served as the evening meteorologist at WJW-TV, the Fox Broadcasting Company-affiliated television station in Cleveland, Ohio.
News 8 Weather Blog (Rochester, NY)
Monday, July 9, 2007
You Can Never Trust A Warm Front...
The situation this morning was proof of the phrase, “You can never trust a warm front.” The rowdy cluster of thunderstorms, pictured here, developed late last night and very early this morning along a warm front poised over Lake Ontario, pummeling southern Canada and lightning up Eastern New York with Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Most of us missed out on the storms, just seeing a couple of extra clouds in our skies and quite a light show along the Lake shore, but far northeastern Wayne County could not say the same.
Eastern US Weather Forums
Posted 21 November 2007 - 01:29 PM
ORH_wxman, on Nov 21 2007, 01:28 PM, said:
It originally looked warm here for at least a couple of days...but now tomorrow will be the only warm day. The high pressure that supplied enough cold for snow yesterday has been pretty tough...low level cold hanging around for today for much of New England.
never trust a warm front
Going to keep a slight chance of showers in the forecast for tomorrow… “never trust a warm front” as the old saying goes. #wvwx
2:42 PM - 13 Apr 2012
WOAY Storm Watch
January 9, 2013 ·
There’s an old saying in the meteorology business, “never trust a warm front.” I say this because of yesterday’s forecast. Today according, to most of the models was suppose to be dry and sunny. A few of the more high resolution models were showing some showers and a few clouds. Hence why yesterday I put a 20% chance of rain in the forecast. The warm air moved in, and sparked off showers. That’s why sometimes we have low chances of rain in the forecast.
May 27, 2013 ·
Never trust a warm front in the Great Lakes. That motto seems to be working true today, a slow moving warm front can cause rain, thunder and cool temps before the warm air arrives, this will be the situation today, tonight and even tomorrow. More on this at Noon on 13abc. Blizzardbill
“Never trust a warm front."- Dick Goddard
7:36 PM - 12 May 2014
@alancoxshow @erikalauren Funny quote on unending Fox weather report “Dick has taught us never trust a warm front.” Referring to Goddard.
8:33 PM - 12 May 2014
Fox 8 (Cleveland, OH)
Weather Outlook: Showers, Few Thunderstorms in Store
Posted on: 10:28 pm, May 19, 2014, by André Bernier
CLEVELAND– After a stunning Monday, a warm front will poke itself into Northeast Ohio late tonight and tomorrow. The old adage remains: “Never trust a warm front.”