Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

Blizzard miss: Meteorologists apologize … some blame climate change.

January 28, 2015

I often ask: ”Do weather forecasters feel guilty accepting their pay?”

Most people would say: “They certainly should”.

After clearing the streets of NYC for “an unprecedented blizzard of epic proportions”, weather forecasters had to eat crow when the snow-that-would-end-the world turned out to be, well, a garden-variety winter snow storm.

At least one weather-dude had the decency to apologize.

According to CNBC:

“Gary Szatkowski, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service’s office in New Jersey, stunned people in the wee hours Tuesday with a heartfelt apology for the blown forecast.”

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How did the forecasters get things so wrong?

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When’s the Super Bowl? … you may be surprised.

January 27, 2014

Couple of weird things going on with this year’s Super Bowl.

 

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First, the question of when it’s being played.

The odds-on answer is that Denver and Seattle are scheduled to kick off the Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Notice the words “are scheduled” … that could change

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A bad week for global warmers …

January 7, 2014

In 2008, Al Gore boldly declared to a German audience that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” Source

Hmmm.

5 years later, most folks are hoping for a little warming … probably even Al.

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It’s had to get too excited about global warming when …

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Weather: Make it, don’t just report it.

January 25, 2013

A CEO I worked for used to oft say “ I pay you to make the weather, not just report it.”

I thought it was a clever line … and use it in class … to raise the old expectation’s bar.

Well, apparently former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon and his buddies at Davos heard the same admonition.

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According to sources, the Davos leaders are calling for an unprecedented investment of $14 trillion to green the global economy, to stop climate change and to preempt hurricanes.

Here’s more …

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When was the last time DC had a “real” snowstorm?

January 11, 2013

First, a definition: anything less than 2 inches doesn’t count as a “real” snow event …

According to the Wash Post, the frequency of 2” snow storms per year has been steadily declining.

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And, the answer to the question …

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