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Hurricane Center creates great forecasts, but its communication gets in the way

Discussion in 'Weather In The News' started by Steve Miller, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Steve Miller

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    Jun 14, 2004
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    National Hurricane Center (NHC) meteorologists will tell you that its forecasts for Hurricane Irma as the storm approached Florida were exceptionally accurate — significantly better than average. Technically speaking, they are right. But being technically right and being right in the real world are two different things.

    Go into a restaurant in Miami these days, and everybody’s talking about how lucky they were that Irma turned away at the last minute and saved the city. The week-long power outage was a small price to pay, they say, for sideswipe salvation. Thankfully the forecast was wrong.

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ation-gets-in-the-way/?utm_term=.d1a0241bbe64
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