Friday, February 26, 2010

Snowicane or not

Gotta be a joke about economic forecasting in this somewhere.  I guess there is even competition among meterologists. Check out the meteorological dialectic on the current snowstorm:  

The folks at Accuweather have been running this as a headline:  "Wicked Snowicane Continues to Make a Mess of Travel, Cut Power". 

Then the folks at the Weather Channel run a whole piece on the "extreme hyperbole" being reported.  I wonder if that counts for chalkboard material among weather wonks?

Which is all really just a foil to point out that there is another datapoint out there that ex-Pittsburghers run the world.  One of the recently appointed top folks at the National Weather service is yet another diasporan.  Gotta be a diaspora story in that somehow.  Toland?  Bueller?  Toland?  Bueller?   Don't make me cover you again as with the roofers?

update: check out AP wire on the semantics of meteorology of late. 


Blogger n'at said...

i think kdka expressed that the atmospheric pressure at center of the low system dumping snow wicked hard up 'ere was equivalent to a Cat-2 hurricane. neat.

Friday, February 26, 2010 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger William said...

Isn't enough that I asked the guv about the RAD tax for you?

Friday, February 26, 2010 5:00:00 PM  

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