Monday, November 27, 2006

Hurricane forecasts WAY off

I won't beat this dead horse much longer, but..."Damn that global 'warming'!" From TBO:
With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade.

Barring a last-second surprise from the tropics, the season will end Thursday with nine named storms, and only five of those hurricanes. This year is the first season since 1997 that only one storm nudged its way into the Gulf of Mexico.
Prior to hurricane season this year, we were told by "experts" that last year's 25+ named storms might actually get surpassed this year. At what point do we stop calling them "experts" and paying them for being horribly wrong?