Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I hate to be critical, but...

Check out that cone of uncertainty! Talk about unpredictable. The only direction they haven’t hedged their bets on is to the southeast. I hate to be critical but that product is pointless. Anyone can draw a big circle around 3/4 of the directions a storm may take and say that it will go in one of those. They should have just said, “We really do not know.” It is bogus to call that a forecast. I can understand uncertainty and hedging your bets, but they are taking that idea way too far.
There. I feel better now that I got that off my chest. Thank you very much.


Sharp said...

That's hilarious.

"Well, is it going to Atlanta, Birmingham, or New Orleans?"


Mike Wilhelm said...

Thank you. I guess what they are telling us here is that in 5 days the remnants of Fay could be in Charleston SC, Columbia SC, Asheville NC, Knoxville TN, Nashville TN, Jackson TN, Memphis TN, Pine bluff AR, Monroe LA, Morgan City LA, New Orleans, Biloxi MS, Mobile AL, Pensacola, FL, several hundred miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, or anywhere in between.

Why bother?