Why do we put up with such poor resolution satellite imagery in TV weather forecasts?

Courtesy of the BBC

I am afraid that area of cloud over a large part of Scotland are in fact the snow covered mountains of Scotland Tomasz. As usual the weathercasters make very little of this quirk of nature that is snow which happens every winter across Scotland. The poor resolution highly massaged satellite imagery that both Meteogroup and the Met Office offer in their TV weather forecasts doesn’t help either, and it’s probably no wonder that he can’t differentiate between a sheet of stratocumulus at 4,000 feet and snow covered mountains. Why is that when Eumetsat have any number of satellites orbiting the skies above Europe? Noticing snow on mountains on a day like this would have shown he was at least observant and cared about the weather.

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