La Nina strengthens forecast for busy hurricane season -- South...

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

La Nina is developing in the Pacific Ocean, and that cooling of waters generally brings a more active Atlantic hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.
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DRS

Hollywood, FL

#1 Sep 6, 2007
COME ON CATEGORY 10, RIGHT TO SOUTH FLORIDA....
DR MAX MAYFIB

Washington, DC

#2 Sep 6, 2007
The credibility of the NHC has sunk to UNPRECEDENTED LOWS since becoming a JIMMY-THE GREEK hurricane handicapper for the crazed news media. Since entering into an annual Super Bowl Storm Prediction Shootout with Dr. Gray, the nut from Colorado State, the NHC has been stretching every thunderstorm into potential hurricanes just to meet their numbers. When you read their discussion on each of these phantom storms you see such creative scientific wishfull thinkings as "based on estimates of" or "an extrapolation of pressure appears to indicate" or "we observed a hint of" or just ore truthfully "we just make this crap up to save face after making such moronic predicitons". How can the two recent CAT 5 storms result in such minor death and damage when similiar Cat 5 storms in the past and in the same region caused almost 100,000 deaths! The reason is that the NHC has gone from being scientific meteorologists to sensationalistic media-ologists. It's a shame!
Middle Man

United States

#3 Sep 6, 2007
Colorado State University forecaster William Gray was completely wrong last year and has been wrong this year, why do we keep quoting him and keep making important decisions such as to drain lake Okeechobee and raise insurance premiums based on his flawed predictions? Now he has downgraded his predictions, how convenient. What is the point of forecasting so far into the future and then simply upgrade or downgrade the forecast to adjust to current models? I think its fraud and forecasters who make money and engage in predicting storms more than three months into the future should be held accountable for wrong predictions because it triggers big decisions and insurance rates are often based on those predictions, which seem to be more often wrong than right. Forecasters such as William Gray can afford to be wrong because no one holds them accountable when they are wrong
BILL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Sep 6, 2007
HYPE, GOT IT WRONG LAST YEAR. ARE YOU GUESSING?
Fidel Castro

Matthews, NC

#5 Sep 6, 2007
Right on the head,Middle Man..come join the proletariat.
Bob

Boynton Beach, FL

#6 Sep 6, 2007
Thank God hurricanes never blow as hard as NOAA.
Babs and Buddy in Boca

Jupiter, FL

#7 Sep 6, 2007
Keep hoping SS---it might happen.
Yeah Right

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Sep 6, 2007
Is there any other profession where you can be constantly wrong and remain employed?
The Dude

Hollywood, FL

#9 Sep 6, 2007
STFU already!
TIRE IN FORT LAUDERDALE

Tallahassee, FL

#10 Sep 6, 2007
MIDDLE MAN IS RIGHT. THE SHUTTER PEOPLE LOVE THESE PREDICTIONS. QUESTION WHAT HAPPENED THE MONEY PAID
FROM BETSY(1965) TO ANDREW
WHATEVER

United States

#11 Sep 6, 2007
This Dr. Bell who predicts these things is full of crap. Its basically a role of the dice each and every year as to how many hurricanes we get.
lip oakland park

Miami, FL

#12 Sep 6, 2007
Predictions for active or not remember it only takes ONE DIRECT HIT
Always be prepared.
GreedyDeveloper

Jupiter, FL

#13 Sep 6, 2007
Mr. Gray's crystal ball was a gift from Big Oil. He is also a favorite of insurance companies and drooling TV forecasters.

Is he another corrupted official or a dumb ass? May be both. Either way, Mr. Gray, just shut the hell up!
Really Old Guy

Central Islip, NY

#14 Sep 6, 2007
Yeah Right wrote:
Is there any other profession where you can be constantly wrong and remain employed?
Yes, Politics. Oh I forgot us dumb arsses keep voting them in.
just another opinion

Fort Meade, FL

#15 Sep 6, 2007
Yeah Right wrote:
Is there any other profession where you can be constantly wrong and remain employed?
Mayor
president
some parents
brwd teachers
bus drivers
cab drivers
a busted atm machine

the list goes on

mass tpke troopers (this summer)
flhp Putz in brwd thought he was smart at 3:40 am, not so, says da judge

too many to list
just another opinion

Fort Meade, FL

#16 Sep 6, 2007
DRS wrote:
COME ON CATEGORY 10, RIGHT TO SOUTH FLORIDA....
i'll go for it

eye just sw. wannna feel da power full blast. can't be worse than the wife, hehehe..
gogo

Greenville, SC

#17 Sep 6, 2007
blah, blah, blah. S.O.S.
duh

Maple Heights, OH

#18 Sep 6, 2007
DR MAX MAYFIB wrote:
The credibility of the NHC has sunk to UNPRECEDENTED LOWS since becoming a JIMMY-THE GREEK hurricane handicapper for the crazed news media. Since entering into an annual Super Bowl Storm Prediction Shootout with Dr. Gray, the nut from Colorado State, the NHC has been stretching every thunderstorm into potential hurricanes just to meet their numbers. When you read their discussion on each of these phantom storms you see such creative scientific wishfull thinkings as "based on estimates of" or "an extrapolation of pressure appears to indicate" or "we observed a hint of" or just ore truthfully "we just make this crap up to save face after making such moronic predicitons". How can the two recent CAT 5 storms result in such minor death and damage when similiar Cat 5 storms in the past and in the same region caused almost 100,000 deaths! The reason is that the NHC has gone from being scientific meteorologists to sensationalistic media-ologists. It's a shame!
Did you ever stop and think that the two cat-5 storms this year struck totally different areas then the places you quote as suffering 100k in deaths, possibly areas that were sparsely populated?? Think about it genius!!
Just leave already

Pahokee, FL

#19 Sep 6, 2007
Do these people have no shame? We are in the peak of the season and other than those 2 monster hurricanes, there’s but one thing out there and that is predicted to move toward the North Carolina coast. The only thing that might come of this La Nina is more powerful tornadoes in north central Florida.
Carl

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Sep 6, 2007
This article is completely misleading and typical of this newspapers approach to reporting.

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