KNBC Weatherman Gets Restraining Order Against Professor
Do you know which way onshore and offshore winds are going? The confusing nature of the subject has one local professor frustrated with KNBC's weatherman, Fritz Coleman. "Melanie Patton Renfrew, a Harbor College teacher, wants KNBC-TV's Fritz Coleman to change references to onshore and offshore winds. She says the terms are confusing because people don't know which are coming and which are going," reported the Associated Press. Apparently, Renfrew's insistence on the terminology has been bizarre, leaving Coleman in fear of his safety. A restraining order was put in place in March 2008, but she allegedly ignored it, which may end in jail time. A Burbank City Attorney said if Renfrew leaves Coleman alone through next August, the case will be dismissed. And in case you were wondering, "a sea-breeze originates over the ocean and blows onshore to land. The opposite is true for a land-breeze. It originates over the land and blows offshore to the ocean."