What pray tell is a weather report without those everpresent graphics flashing behind the meteorologist, displaying maps and temperatures and photos of sunny beaches and videos of massive snowfall?
Nonexistent, right? Or at least not very interesting.
Try telling that to weatherman Justin Chambers.
Because not even the failure of what you'd assume is essential technology can flap the apparently unflappable anchor/meteorologist for KXRM-TV in Colorado Springs.
Chambers acted out his forecast after his graphics went kaput last January.
And when technology betrayed him again Wednesday, MediaBistro reported, Chambers pulled out all the stops in a show-stealing encore.
He even teased a preview of the day's festivities, tweeting a photo of his computer with a blank screen along with this message:
But went a little further than that. Chambers, in fact, demonstrated his full-range of sans-graphics forecasting.
He played a version of charades with his off-screen co-anchor:
He marshaled a staffer's iPad to display day-glo temperatures:
He dined on a doughnut and enjoyed some java:
He even showed off his best Michael Jackson moves:
Will Chambers' resourcefulness spawn a sea-change toward a more bare-bones approach to TV weather forecasts?
Doubtful. But it's sure fun to watch how some of us handle things when technology hits the skids.
Check out Chambers in action below: