It bugs me when TV weathermen say things like, "We'll try to keep the snow away on Wednesday." Or, "We kept the rain away, and now we'll see about getting those temperatures up for tomorrow." Nature isn't in control, they are! The mighty meteorologist is standing guard!
It also bugs me when they talk about a front "working its way" instead of moving. "This big cold, wet system is working its way over Utah now, heading in our direction." It may be moving, sliding, meandering, but it's not working.
Oh, but now I understand: fronts and systems have to work their way because they have to fight against the defenses erected by the TV weathermen. All that stands between us and inclement weather is the Might of the Meteoroligist!