Originally Posted by RegisteredUser
At several times tracks showed gulf coast, of course hitting nawlins.
Very fluid at that time.
Is this a political thing?
Oh, there was a weird development of bad forecasting this week.
As we’ve been discussing here, there’s a big problem of storms getting over-hyped. Some of that came from the White House.
On Sunday the president tweeted “South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” Of course Alabama should not have been on that list, on Sunday we knew the track was going up the coast.
This could cause a lot of confusion and unnecessary action in Alabama, so the National Weather Service issued a notification saying Alabama was not in danger. However the White House never corrected or retracted the original incorrect tweet.
The president claimed he had been working with out-of-date data, but the data would have had to have been many days out of date, and it was never part of an official cone of uncertainty forecast.
Then yesterday, rather bizarrely, the president went on TV with a crudely altered map. It was the cone of uncertainty map from last Thursday with what looked like a black sharpie addition to include part of Alabama.
So anyway. We can add the president's Twitter account to the list of sources that should not be trusted for hurricane info.