Forecasting the Hurricane Season

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season starts tomorrow. James Franklin, branch chief of the Hurricane Specialist Unit at the National Hurricane Center, talks about how meteorologists tracked Sandy last year and what lessons were learned from that storm.  Plus, as the National Hurricane Center prepares their forecast for this year's hurricane season, he explains how predictions are made, how they can get better, and why they'll never be perfect.


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Comments [5]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

You made it through the whole week without once mentioning the Obama/IRS/Holder lawlessness! No easy feat!! Very deft avoidance, even for WNYC/NPR.
You also haven’t mentioned the IRS targeting of PRO-ISRAEL groups that has been uncovered.
Pretty shameful for a guy who still has the chutzpah to describe himself as a Jew on this program.
Gee, am I allowed to say that?

May. 31 2013 09:40 PM

Unfortunately all this talk is about mitigating the effects of climate change and not trying to fix the environment so that these events don't occur.

May. 31 2013 10:39 AM

Chuzzlewit, muzzle it!

May. 31 2013 10:21 AM
Sainted_Mother from Red Hook, Brooklyn

My daughter did project on hurricanes some years back, we looked at NOAA data ... La Nina years ... tend to track UP the atlantic, out to sea, El Nino years ... tend to track over carribean (or vice versa, can't remember) ... was amazing to look at data.

(I slept thru Donna in Carolinas as a child)

May. 31 2013 10:19 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Oh, gosh, anything to avoid talking about Obama's abuse of power and his AG's criminalization of journalism.

May. 31 2013 07:58 AM

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