How Meteorologists View 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

By | April 21, 2017

  • April 21, 2017 at 10:56 am
    Predictor says:
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    In other words, they haven’t a clue.

    • April 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm
      Agent says:
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      Meteorologists are a lot like political pollsters and commentators. They get to keep their job even if they are wrong most of the time.

      • April 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm
        UW says:
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        Agent, when you see the weather forecast and it has a picture of clowds & rain, calls for rain, and says 50%, what does that mean?

        • April 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm
          Agent says:
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          It means to plan for just the opposite. Then, they say there is a 50% chance for a week from next Tuesday. They actually say that with a sheepish grin on their face. All guess work and wrong so often.

          • April 22, 2017 at 3:09 pm
            UW says:
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            There is no such thing as an exact opposite to a 50% chance of rain. It means on days with the same weather conditions it rains 50% of the time.

            On every single topic you are outright ignorant, it’s incredible someone can know so little about everything. But of course that explains why you think the Farmers Almanac is a great source of forecasting.

          • April 24, 2017 at 9:04 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            I’d say the opposite of a 50% chance of rain is that the chance is BIASED to one side; i.e. greater chance of rain than not… or lesser chance of rain than not.

            What does ‘calls for rain’ mean? Is that consistent with a 50% chance of rain?

            What are ‘clowds’?

            Someone needs to spell check and logic check your posts before you hit the ‘post comment’ button. Ask for help next time, so we don’t make the mistake of following you down another one of your rabbit holes.

          • April 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm
            UW says:
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            “I’d say the opposite of a 50% chance of rain is that the chance is BIASED to one side; i.e. greater chance of rain than not… or lesser chance of rain than not.”

            Well that’s stupid, and wrong, obviously. But you have a degree in statistics. Clown. Yeah, the hypothetical forecast, by an unnamed group is declared biased without looking into it. Kick rocks, genius.

            “Clowds” is a typo, clearly.

          • April 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            What does “calls for rain” mean?

            I’ll say 50% is also a typo. We’re back to square one. Your turn to lead the discussion down another rabbit hole.

          • April 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm
            UW says:
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            “What does “calls for rain” mean?”

            As I’ve said before I will not teach you to read, but if you want I can point you towards resources for illiteracy.

            “I’ll say 50% is also a typo.”

            That’s stupid. You don’t know statistics, you are even less knowledgeable tgan Agent. The dumbest person I’ve ever encountered. If you don’t have anything to contribute, leave. Oh, you can’t, because you have no place to go where you’re BS will be embraced. Sad.

          • April 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Final chance: what does “calls for rain” mean?

          • April 26, 2017 at 3:36 am
            UW says:
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            A forecast calls for something, and a degree of probability can be included

          • April 26, 2017 at 8:34 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Correct. Between “calls for rain” or “calls for no rain”; which one of those “calls” is implied by a 50% chance of rain? Ready, steady, … GO!

          • April 26, 2017 at 10:01 am
            UW says:
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            Ok, I’m happy to answer, unlike you, on any question, because your do not have the intellectual capability to do so. We can pretend this isn’t the common terminology. Remove that part, and you still couldn’t answer the only relevant part. It does not change the fact you said it was the exact opposite, which is not possible, and 100% wrong.

            Never whine able word parsing again, genius.

          • April 26, 2017 at 10:07 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Clowds = Clowns?
            Clowds = Crowds?

          • April 26, 2017 at 11:18 am
            Confused says:
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            I’m so proud of you, Yogi – you found a typo, and even after the person explained it, you still keep bringing up the typo. Way to stay on topic and not act like a troll (end sarcasm)

          • April 26, 2017 at 11:48 am
            Agent says:
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            Polar, I have a lot of trouble with Progressive word parsing. What is the difference in partly sunny and partly cloudy? Does that mean that if we have partly cloudy, we have a 50% chance of rain or if we have partly sunny, we have a 50% chance of being partly cloudy.

          • April 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm
            Confused says:
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            Weather 101:

            Partly sunny = less than 1/2 the day will be sunny

            Partly cloudy = less than 1/2 the day will be cloudy

            75% chance of rain = it rained 75% of the time when today’s conditions happened on other days (barometer, humidity, etc).

            75% chance of rain = it did NOT rain 25% of the time when today’s conditions happened on other days.

          • April 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm
            Confused says:
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            And by the way Agent, you’re right when you wrote “If we have partly sunny, we have a 50% chance of being partly cloudy.”

            Partly cloudy & partly sunny do mean the same thing. You can only use partly sunny in the daytime hours where partly cloudy can be used all day and night.

          • April 27, 2017 at 6:56 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            @Agent; I’ve learned only ONE thing in this sub-thread; i.e. UW doesn’t know what “calls for rain” means.

          • April 27, 2017 at 6:58 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Is it safe to say / conclude that Al Gore “calls for rising seawaters”? If not, does he “call for rising costs of carbon credits”?

            Can someone give Al Gore a call and ask him what he calls for?

          • April 27, 2017 at 8:07 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            OK; I actually learned two things. The second thing I learned is that Confused doesn’t know what partly “clowdy” means. It is NOT 1/2 of the day will be “clowdy” and half will be clear. He should ask Bill De-Nye-r, the Silence the Right Guy, for an explanation.

          • April 27, 2017 at 8:26 am
            Confused says:
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            OK; I have actually learned one thing. I learned that Yogi has no reading comprehension skills.

            I wrote: Partly cloudy = less than 1/2 the day will be cloudy

            Yogi’s reply: It is NOT 1/2 of the day will be “clowdy” and half will be clear

            I agree. I never said that.

            It means less than 1/2 the day will be cloudy. If you recall from your statistics classes, less than half means anything below 50% all the way to 0%. A partly cloudy day could have no clouds at all!

            Please stop trying to summarize what you think I’ve said when you can’t even get something this simple correct.

          • April 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Half doesn’t refer to TIME. … Rabbit hole arguments by Libitteral trolls.

          • April 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm
            Confused says:
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            You said “half of the day” and now say “half” doesn’t refer to time. So to what does “half” in “half of the day” refer then?

            I would love to know what you meant if you could explain it without insults and trolling comments.

          • April 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm
            Confused says:
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            You know what Yogi. Forget I asked. I really don’t care what you meant or what you think these terms mean. I know how meterologists use these terms and their intent, and I’m fine not helping you or Agent learn something.

  • April 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    Agent says:
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    Way to go young Progressive word parser. Did you flunk Meteorology 101? The only thing that holds true is that Meteorologists get it wrong all the time just like Climate Change hoaxers that tell us the seas are rising and we have record heat year after year swallowing the fake scientists drivel publishing their fake reports.

    • April 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm
      UW says:
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      1. Polar is word parsing.

      2. I posted the correct way to forecast, Polar said the non-existent forecasters were biased one way or the other.

      3.neither of you could answer what a simple forecast means.

      4. You guys don’t seem competent to exist in public on your own. If you don’t know how to read a forecast, and got and Yogtard have proven you don’t, you cannot have an informed opinion on how accurate meteorologists are, because you aren’t competent.

    • April 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm
      Confused says:
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      Agent – why don’t you enlighten us and provide the industry standard definition for “50% chance of rain” or “partly cloudy”?

  • April 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm
    Jax Agent says:
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    Ahh, to be a weather man. Get it wrong more than you get it right: get promoted.
    “I think it will rain somewhere. Somewhere in the next couple of days. I predict that it will rain here on this exact spot…..sometime.”



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