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"New Post Coming..." by Bob on September 14, 2007, 10:15 pm, in category General
As I have previously said, the purpose of this blog was to inform & educate my viewers and to get some feedback about their concerns.  That was working well until several folks decided to use the blog for their own gratification.  Beginning tomorrow, if you want to blog with us, terrific, BUT you will be required to sign in.   If you have nothing constructive to say, your message will not be posted.  No longer can you use made up e-mail names.   .....

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"Missing the point..." by Bob on September 13, 2007, 10:13 pm, in category General
The purpose of this blog is to share ideas & thoughts.  I try to do that.  When my colleagues (with far greater education than I) questioned whether it was a hurricane or not, their reasoning was based on a belief that NOAA(NHC is a part of NOAA) is "fudging" data to make their predictions come true.  Remember NOAA called for 15-17 named storms?  My take?   I don't think that to be true...but what bothers me is this...once NHC proclaims a named s.....

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"Was it a Hurricane?" by Bob on September 13, 2007, 3:07 pm, in category General
Two long time meteorologists (both CCMs) called me this morning and asked why NHC made Humberto a hurricane?   The definition of a hurricane is..."SUSTAINED winds 74+ mph."  Has ANYONE been able to find a surface wind report with SUSTAINED winds 74+ ?   Have seen buoy report 20 miles from center recording 56 mph & one report with gusts to 73 mph.  A review of Beaumont(31 mph) & Lake Charles (21) observations find top winds of far from hurricane force. Flig.....

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