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Bryan Preston


November 25, 2013 - 1:21 pm

I blame global warming. Or Bush. Whatever.

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on Saturday, Nov. 30, had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, thanks in large part to persistent, unfavorable atmospheric conditions over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and tropical Atlantic Ocean. This year is expected to rank as the sixth-least-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950, in terms of the collective strength and duration of named storms and hurricanes.

“A combination of conditions acted to offset several climate patterns that historically have produced active hurricane seasons,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster atNOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “As a result, we did not see the large numbers of hurricanes that typically accompany these climate patterns.”

Or, the climate patterns don’t really exist.

Thirteen named storms formed in the Atlantic basin this year. Two, Ingrid and Humberto, became hurricanes, but neither became major hurricanes. Although the number of named storms was above the average of 12, the numbers of hurricanes and major hurricanes were well below their averages of six and three, respectively. Major hurricanes are categories 3 and above.

Remember when Algore predicted that “global warming,” eventually rebadged as “climate change,” would produce more, stronger, meaner, fatter, more temperamental and less tolerant hurricanes? He made a movie about it and everything.

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Heh. Also, LOL. What a duplicitous dope.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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In 1950 we didn't have satellites nor Doppler radar, so hurricanes were much more difficult to see in advance and track. Basically you had to rely on shops at sea and planes.

Tropical storms, unless they became very powerful, were even ignored and not given names.

Now, any stray breeze in the Atlantic stronger than a fart is immediately given a name and earnestly tracked with dire warnings of death and destruction.

Every hurricane season starts off with predictions from the National Weather Service of an "above average hurricane season".

It's at the point I don't pay it much attention anymore as it has become the equivalent of the boy crying Wolf -and eventually they will be correct but an awful lot of people will ignore them until it's too late.

I say this as someone who has lived through quite a few hurricanes, so I don't take the real deal lightly, but it seems to me that the NWS tries to fluff the numbers of named storms every year in an effort to meet their annual forecast of "above average"hurricane activity - and it's at the point they just look silly.

So to put this into perspective, consider this: they are having far fewer hurricanes even though they have vastly improved technology with which to spot them - which leaves me thinking the season was actually far weaker than the NWS is even admitting.

I'm sure Bush is somehow to blame.....
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Bigger and fatter hurricanes? The only thing bigger and fatter is Algore..that dude is packin' the pounds on!
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What a pathetic, grabba$tic, intellectual midget...but, he's laughing all the way to the bank; over $100 million and counting from deceiving the weak-minded and profiting off their fear and desire to do something good. Algore is the 'greenest con artist' of all time. I firmly believe he and his ilk are going to experience the ultimate in 'global warming'....its called HELL, and he has a reservation in first class.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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