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Re: Dorian taking aim at us here on East coast of Florida

Lol so I notice CNN calls people morons who make mistakes... So CNN has just proved itself a moron?


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Lol so I notice CNN calls people morons who make mistakes... So CNN has just proved itself a moron?


The consistent thread is they made both claims solely for ratings. Perhaps for different reasons.


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Lol so I notice CNN calls people morons who make mistakes... So CNN has just proved itself a moron?


Literally speaking, I don't recall CNN ever calling anyone a moron for making a mistake.

The big difference here is that CNN will typically admit their mistakes, apologize for them, determine root cause, and seek to improve so it does not happen again. By doing so they minimize the damage and can move on and contain the damage. You can expect to see such an admission from them soon. Only a fool would try to deny a proven fact.

Those who refuse to admit mistakes, double down on them, and/or create fraudulent information in an attempt to cover up their mistakes will permanently destroy their reputations, miss opportunities to improve, and turn little mistakes into big fiascos.

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The consistent thread is they made both claims solely for ratings. Perhaps for different reasons.
Not sure what you mean by "both claims." But I doubt that CNN gained a single rating point by mislabeling Alabama as Mississippi. Very dumb mistake, but I've seen far worse from many sources, and the main point of their headline was the expected impact to Florida and Georgia (at the time, almost a week ago). It was an early morning show on a holiday weekend, and I wouldn't be surprised if they had back-benchers and/or new college interns working in the graphics department. That's up for CNN to investigate and fix.

Also, I suspect that things go at a breakneck speed behind the scenes at all these news networks, and typos and other errors will always slip through. It happens, but the reputable places admit their errors, fix them, and move on.

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Agreed. Let's drop the political references, photo shops, etc. Pounding away on a commercial media enterprise about there weather reporting is not political.
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following...forecasts showing gabrielle and the 2 yellow Xs shown on nhc will not be a prob.
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Re: Dorian taking aim at us here on East coast of Florida

Huh.

The most popular and most followed government Twitter account gives a serious warning that is hundreds of miles off base, and doesn't correct or update that warning. And that's supposed to be OK.

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Re: Dorian taking aim at us here on East coast of Florida

Wave height predicted 32 ft at Frying Pan Shoals and Hatterass Buoys

The forecast of weather is not exact science . Predicting movement in a fluid like the atmosphere is difficult at best, and is a probability prediction. It can never be exact by its nature with too many variables. Expecting it to be is unrealistic.

The media is different from the NHC. I’m not talking about the media here.

So the forecast of the catastrophic storm came 100 miles from the eye actually hitting Florida. What or who could predict that margin of era. They had to move resources somewhere based on predictions. I think they have done a fine job or supplying the information.

It gets tiring listen to the criticisms of the forecast. If you think there is a better system....step forward with it.
None of you Monday morning quarterbacks who criticize the forecast ( not the news hype) has the knowledge or scientific data the predictors have. Don’t tell me ANY of you predicted the stall of 36 hours in one spot. Those of you who find fault with the reports and info coming from the NHC, what is the alternative...no predictions?

Weather forecasting and hurricane movement , this is the best we have now, which in the last 50 years has made unbelievable strides forward. Today they were spotting the tornadoes and potentials long before they occurred in the outer bands in the NW quadrant. I remind you this was not possible 20 years ago.

My hearts out to the Bahamas. Humans cannot control the weather. The devastation is not the NHC fault nor is it the news media’s fault. It is the weathers fault. No matter how much warning they had....the people in the Bahamas were not leaving. They were at the mercy of Dorian.


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Wave height predicted 32 ft at Frying Pan Shoals and Hatterass Buoys

The forecast of weather is not exact science . Predicting movement in a fluid like the atmosphere is difficult at best, and is a probability prediction. It can never be exact by its nature with too many variables. Expecting it to be is unrealistic.

The media is different from the NHC. I’m not talking about the media here.

So the forecast of the catastrophic storm came 100 miles from the eye actually hitting Florida. What or who could predict that margin of era. They had to move resources somewhere based on predictions. I think they have done a fine job or supplying the information.

It gets tiring listen to the criticisms of the forecast. If you think there is a better system....step forward with it.
None of you Monday morning quarterbacks who criticize the forecast ( not the news hype) has the knowledge or scientific data the predictors have. Don’t tell me ANY of you predicted the stall of 36 hours in one spot. Those of you who find fault with the reports and info coming from the NHC, what is the alternative...no predictions?

Weather forecasting and hurricane movement , this is the best we have now, which in the last 50 years has made unbelievable strides forward. Today they were spotting the tornadoes and potentials long before they occurred in the outer bands in the NW quadrant. I remind you this was not possible 20 years ago.

My hearts out to the Bahamas. Humans cannot control the weather. The devastation is not the NHC fault nor is it the news media’s fault. It is the weathers fault. No matter how much warning they had....the people in the Bahamas were not leaving. They were at the mercy of Dorian.
As I mentioned to you in a PM, I think you misunderstood Minnesail's post.

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Re: Dorian taking aim at us here on East coast of Florida

Pretty neat view of the eye of the hurricane passing over Edisto buoy:

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