Hurricane Season

ferris1248ferris1248 North GeorgiaPosts: 13,578 Moderator
NOAA has raised the number of named storms it expects to develop in their latest 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, warning that "the season has the potential to be extremely active."

In their August outlook update released Wednesday, NOAA forecasters said there is a high chance – 60 percent – of an above-average hurricane season, with 14 to 19 named storms expected throughout the season.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-hurricane-season-forecast-noaa-august-update
"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

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  • capt roncapt ron Posts: 137 Deckhand
    This is from the same people that have been pushing "climate change" for the last 15 years...
  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 2,676 Captain
    We made thru 1/2 of it so far! Woot!
    God, save the South!
  • chasmck3chasmck3 Posts: 24 Greenhorn
    Knowing that I will be down there for a week starting on 10/4, there most likely will be something nearby like last year that threw down 25 knot winds for three days last year. Also, how can they predict how many storms there will be if no one can be sure if its going to rain tomorrow or not, let alone next week?
  • kgfisherkgfisher Posts: 568 Officer
    Seems like everyone is the weather business now is creating drama. This prediction might indeed be true
    but it's going to take a LOT of activity in the next two months to get there. We are only to 6 named storms
    through mid-August and none of them with any real impact to the U.S. Hope it stays quiet.
    "The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore"

    - Vincent Van Gogh

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  • JKPJKP Posts: 2,824 Captain
    Anyone know what their record is from an accuracy perspective?
  • HubcapHubcap Posts: 24 Greenhorn
    Almost half ande. What was their original prediction that was so far off they needed to revise it? Were they wrong then? It does seem to be all about the drama. I hope they got this one wrong too.
  • CranfieldCranfield Posts: 1,273 Officer
    I came to the conclusion years ago that wherever you are in the world, the weather forecasting service is no longer an information broadcast, its all about providing their version of entertainment/drama and drumming up the marketing and advertising revenues.

    In the last week here, we have had flooding warnings for days that were rain free and sunny, wind forecasts by the Met Office at NE, Accuweather said NW and they were actually SW, its all very funny, but not if you are a farmer with a harvest to get in, or a fisherman trying to decide whether to launch, or not.
    Fortunately, I can just ignore it and respond on the day, one of the many benefits of responsibility free unemployment.:)
  • ferris1248ferris1248 North GeorgiaPosts: 13,578 Moderator
    To no one in particular, the cynicism is palpable. :)
    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)
  • tk's joytk's joy Posts: 2,490 Officer
    Where's FSUWXMAN and IndianPass when you need them to straighten this out ? If they didn't say it, it ain't so.

    tk
  • hooknredshooknreds Posts: 2,457 Captain
    When's the last time they came out and said "Hurricane season will be a quiet one this year..."
  • H20dadH20dad Posts: 499 Deckhand
    hooknreds wrote: »
    When's the last time they came out and said "Hurricane season will be a quiet one this year..."

    If they knew anything really the last 11 years.

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