Why is every hurricane season going to be the worst ever?
Ever since 2004 and Katrina these idiot Meteorologist predict a busy hurricane season, I think they are buying into the global catastrophe theories that the Discovery channel is burning out. I want a job where I make 100000. a year, wrong 90% of the time and still don't get fired.
Asked By: Cherry P - 4/8/2010
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a) katrina was in 2005, not 2004. 2004 saw frances, ivan and charley (the worst hurricane to hit florida since andrew in 1992, i think it was 1992 anyway... More
Answered By: meteorologyfanatic - 4/8/2010
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They've really no idea! Every year brings a 'busy' hurricane season although not that many ever make landfall and when they do these 'ex-spurts' get it wrong. Problem is that statistically, you'll never get rich from honest employment. (e.g. show me a millionaire and I'll show you a rogue)
Answered By: Robin B - 4/8/2010
Well first off weather prediction is game of odds. That is to say all the variables are considered and then compared to past examples. If if it rained 4 times out of 10 examples you will get a weather prediction of a 40% chance of rain. Using this kind of model is is very difficult to make point predictions. In fact... More
Answered By: TorxBit - 4/8/2010
I heard the forecasts back then after 2005 when Katrina happened and it seemed that calling for more and more severe hurricane seasons were in fashion. Then they almost stopped. A fear new misses and then virtually nothing. It was almost as if it stopped here and moved over to the Pacific Rim. Major Typhoons... More
Answered By: stl_luna_7 - 4/8/2010
Why don't you go on the weather channel then and show them how it is done. Predict a perfect hurricane season. Predict how many hurricanes there will be, how many major hurricanes, and how many will hit land. It'a an easy job. Meterologists just love taking their job for granted. Don't ask these kinds of questions... More
Answered By: TraV - 4/8/2010
>> I want a job where I make 100000. a year, wrong 90% of the time and still don't get fired. Become a Politician then.
Answered By: bdloving - 4/8/2010
meteorologists can only predict based on weather patterns & circumstances. to put it simply, it is like taking a few health symptoms and trying to figure out a diagnosis. sometimes, it is difficult to do with the information that is available. the best way to predict or to know is actually go to the hurricane center... More
Answered By: Kelli R - 4/10/2010
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