Problem is, weather forecasters are often wrong so people don't believe them half the time.
Incidentally, dumbest thing I ever heard was the captain of the replica Bounty putting to sea from Connecticut to Florida last year to avoid the approaching hurricane Sandy.
"A ship is safer at sea than in port" he wrote on Facebook before setting sail.
Yeah sure, the ship sank and he and a crew member drowned. The rest of the crew were recued but they must have been as dumb as the captain for volunteering to go in the first place.
Many questions, few answers about loss of HMS Bounty to hurricane Sandy - CSMonitor.com