It's dangerous, it gives audiences the impression that it's safe out, and it's a big waste of resources.
"I’m a big fan of how The Weather Channel paints a picture of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, etc. without ever having to leave the studio."
Don't let Jim Cantore hear you say that. He lives for hurricanes and can't wait to get out there in the wind and rain, bobbing and weaving, trying his darndest to stay upright. Yesterday he stood in the middle of the road as the winds shoved him around, then moved a full 10 steps into a sheltered spot where the cameraman stood to show the difference, then moved back into the wind, in case we kindergartners didn't understand the effects of a big wind.
Al Roker lives for hurricanes, too, and stopped long enough yesterday to tell the naysayers that he definitely isn't too old to stand out there in the wind and waves, again to make sure we get it that it's rough out there.
They turn disasters into ratings-driven clown shows and don't really care that more viewers find it stupid than don't. It's not about us, it's about them.