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(AccuWeather)   The National Weather Service, annoyed by The Weather Channel's naming of lesser storms, is broadening the definitions of "hurricane" and "tropical storm". The Weather Channel to start naming individual clouds   (accuweather.com) divider line 46
    More: Stupid, Weather Channel, National Weather Service, hurricane warning, hurricanes, Hurricane Sandy  
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2013-04-04 12:32:52 PM  
Says nothing about The Weather Channel being the reason subby
 
2013-04-04 12:41:18 PM  
The criteria for naming tropical storms hasn't changed.  All that has changed is allowing more flexibility in issuing warnings, rather than basing those decisions on technicalities.
 
2013-04-04 12:53:44 PM  
I'm looking forward to nice days Juan and Icabod this weekend.
 
2013-04-04 12:58:31 PM  
I have a big cloud coming up from my chair.
It's named...."PPPBBHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!'
/more like a fog
 
2013-04-04 12:59:42 PM  
This is like shutting the door after the roller coaster is in the ocean.
 
2013-04-04 01:00:33 PM  
National weather service: Moooooooooom!!!! The weather channel is naming weather systems; that's my job. I was naming them first.

Mom: weather channel; national weather service was naming weather systems first

Weather channel: that's not fair! I never get to name weather systems.
 
2013-04-04 01:00:39 PM  
They already name the clouds in Phoenix, I am told.
 
2013-04-04 01:00:59 PM  
Is this so New Yorkers can claim they were in a hurricane and beg for more money?
 
2013-04-04 01:02:40 PM  

GORDON: They already name the clouds in Phoenix, I am told.


His name is Edward and he makes the shape of a bunny if you squint your eyes like this.
 
2013-04-04 01:04:01 PM  
Get ready for hurricane warning increases to be a sign of global warming in 3....2....
 
2013-04-04 01:09:42 PM  
They should start selling naming rights for vanity advertisement: 'Light Breeze Lohan' will lift skirts, increase risk of exposure today.
 
2013-04-04 01:09:46 PM  
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2013-04-04 01:12:32 PM  

mike_d85: Is this so New Yorkers can claim they were in a hurricane and beg for more money?


I'm pretty sure I know what the "d" stands for in your name.
 
2013-04-04 01:26:55 PM  

mike_d85: Is this so New Yorkers can claim they were in a hurricane and beg for more money?


I don't think so; I think it's so we can throw another billion or so dollars of infrastructure into a city that sits below sea level so that we can have a easy way to see ta-ta's.
 
2013-04-04 01:27:43 PM  
Yes, because not issuing hurricane warnings for Sandy because it was technically a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane force winds is the smarter thing to do, subtard.
 
2013-04-04 01:28:49 PM  
Problem: We told everyone there would be more hurricanes in the future, and instead there are hardly any.

Solution: Start calling any strong breeze a hurricane.
 
2013-04-04 01:29:18 PM  

DanZero: Says nothing about The Weather Channel being the reason subby


wxboy: The criteria for naming tropical storms hasn't changed.  All that has changed is allowing more flexibility in issuing warnings, rather than basing those decisions on technicalities.


^read the article

nekom: I'm looking forward to nice days Juan and Icabod this weekend.


dready zim: Get ready for hurricane warning increases to be a sign of global warming in 3....2....


^did not
 
2013-04-04 01:30:23 PM  

El Farquistador: Yes, because not issuing hurricane warnings for Sandy because it was technically a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane force winds is the smarter thing to do, subtard.


^gets it

J. Frank Parnell: Problem: We told everyone there would be more hurricanes in the future, and instead there are hardly any.

Solution: Start calling any strong breeze a hurricane.


^derp
 
2013-04-04 01:30:31 PM  
I just released a small cloud.

I'm naming it local air disturbance Jay...
 
2013-04-04 01:32:26 PM  

The Bestest: gets it


That's what the article states. Not hard to just believe what you're told.
 
2013-04-04 01:35:25 PM  

JacksonBryan: mike_d85: Is this so New Yorkers can claim they were in a hurricane and beg for more money?

I don't think so; I think it's so we can throw another billion or so dollars of infrastructure into a city that sits below sea level so that we can have a easy way to see ta-ta's.


I know New Orleans and New York City both start with the same word, but I think you're confused.
 
2013-04-04 01:40:11 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Problem: We told everyone there would be more hurricanes in the future, and instead there are hardly any.

Solution: Start calling any strong breeze a hurricane.


For today's lesson, fellow-farkers, we are going to look at "Confirmation Bias."  Get ready to take notes.
 
2013-04-04 01:41:42 PM  
The problem is, many insurance policies have higher deductibles for "named storms".  But there is no definition in the policies of WHO names the storms, so if TWC decides to name a blizzard, you may have to pay more out of pocket.
 
2013-04-04 01:45:39 PM  

Third Leg: JacksonBryan: mike_d85: Is this so New Yorkers can claim they were in a hurricane and beg for more money?

I don't think so; I think it's so we can throw another billion or so dollars of infrastructure into a city that sits below sea level so that we can have a easy way to see ta-ta's.

I know New Orleans and New York City both start with the same word, but I think you're confused.


Doh!  I was referring to New Orleans.  But this damn sinus infection and goop coming out of my eyes and nose made my previous statement make more sense in my head than typed out.

My bad.

Carry on peeps.
 
2013-04-04 01:50:33 PM  

CipollinaFan: [i50.tinypic.com image 320x240]


DAMNIT!  beat me to it
 
2013-04-04 01:54:28 PM  
History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of men.
fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-04-04 02:00:54 PM  
It actually makes sense; so what if the storm that causes widespread flooding and wind damage was a hurricane the day before, but because it lost one more mph from wind speeds it's no longer a hurricane? It still caused the damage whether it was a hurricane, tropical storm, depression or just a powerful low pressure system.

/nor'easters can be as destructive to coastlines as a hurricane
//not to mention affecting a lot more people
///naming winter storms is dumb though
 
2013-04-04 02:08:17 PM  
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Marine Layer Lou approves.
 
2013-04-04 02:10:35 PM  

Bendal: It actually makes sense; so what if the storm that causes widespread flooding and wind damage was a hurricane the day before, but because it lost one more mph from wind speeds it's no longer a hurricane? It still caused the damage whether it was a hurricane, tropical storm, depression or just a powerful low pressure system.


If lots of damage is being caused by storm surges, instead of hurricane-grade high winds, then what's wrong with having storm surge warnings?
 
2013-04-04 02:48:48 PM  
Nothing wrong with the Weather Channel naming storms, clouds, tides, plague outbreaks as long as Monsanto™ gets paid for the naming rights.
 
2013-04-04 02:53:29 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Bendal: It actually makes sense; so what if the storm that causes widespread flooding and wind damage was a hurricane the day before, but because it lost one more mph from wind speeds it's no longer a hurricane? It still caused the damage whether it was a hurricane, tropical storm, depression or just a powerful low pressure system.

If lots of damage is being caused by storm surges, instead of hurricane-grade high winds, then what's wrong with having storm surge warnings?


Two parts here: The wind is still quite damaging, and people are  incredibly stupid. Despite repeated demonstrations by hurricanes and lesser storms, no one really thinks about the storm surge (save for those quite close to the beach, and sometimes not even them). Hurricanes sound dangerous, storm surges do not.
 
2013-04-04 03:19:24 PM  
TWC has lost nearly every bit of credibility seeing how they have turned weather reporting into tabloid journalism. Everything is over-hyped and sensationalized. Not the same since the take-over and house razing that put that moron Al Roker on the roster.
 
2013-04-04 03:22:29 PM  

retriever: TWC has lost nearly every bit of credibility seeing how they have turned weather reporting into tabloid journalism. Everything is over-hyped and sensationalized. Not the same since the take-over and house razing that put that moron Al Roker on the roster.


The internet killed their business model, so they're doing whatever they can to keep people watching.  Now that everybody has a weather app on their phones, I'm betting their viewership is 1/10th of what it was in 2005.
 
2013-04-04 03:27:02 PM  
Hey!  You!  Get off of my cloud!
 
2013-04-04 03:39:25 PM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/7682781/83419488#c83419488" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7682781/83419488#c8 3419488">Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The problem is, many insurance policies have higher deductibles for "named storms". But there is no definition in the policies of WHO names the storms, so if TWC decides to name a blizzard, you may have to pay more out of pocket.

This. It wouldn't surprise me if some insurance company already tried pulling those shenanigans.


hawcian: J. Frank Parnell: Bendal: It actually makes sense; so what if the storm that causes widespread flooding and wind damage was a hurricane the day before, but because it lost one more mph from wind speeds it's no longer a hurricane? It still caused the damage whether it was a hurricane, tropical storm, depression or just a powerful low pressure system.

If lots of damage is being caused by storm surges, instead of hurricane-grade high winds, then what's wrong with having storm surge warnings?

Two parts here: The wind is still quite damaging, and people are  incredibly stupid. Despite repeated demonstrations by hurricanes and lesser storms, no one really thinks about the storm surge (save for those quite close to the beach, and sometimes not even them). Hurricanes sound dangerous, storm surges do not.


Also this.  And the category on the Saffir-Simpson scale does not necessarily match the storm surge severity.  Katrina was downgraded to a Category 3 prior to landfall but the surge was still in Category 5 territory.
 
2013-04-04 03:40:27 PM  
Doh. Fark failed me on the double quote.
 
2013-04-04 04:05:48 PM  
Imperial AT Walkers not amused.

/we are not the clouds you're looking for

cdn-www.i-am-bored.com
 
2013-04-04 04:16:02 PM  
And the commodification of our culture continues apace.
 
2013-04-04 04:37:41 PM  

hawcian: Despite repeated demonstrations by hurricanes and lesser storms, no one really thinks about the storm surge


And calling them hurricane warnings instead of storm surge warnings helps stop that, how?
 
2013-04-04 04:48:36 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: hawcian: Despite repeated demonstrations by hurricanes and lesser storms, no one really thinks about the storm surge

And calling them hurricane warnings instead of storm surge warnings helps stop that, how?


In the long run, it doesn't. In the short term it may save more lives, which is the entire point. We still need to educate people about how these storms really work, but that's a great deal more expensive than simply applying warnings to post-tropical storms.
 
2013-04-04 04:56:29 PM  
I'm pretty sure the National Weather Service doesn't give a fark what The Weather Channel does.
 
2013-04-04 04:57:55 PM  

hawcian: In the long run, it doesn't. In the short term it may save more lives, which is the entire point.


But people prepare for the two things differently. They often seek lower ground, like basements or cellars, when there's a hurricane warning. If the storm surge is what they should be concerned about, then not making that clear is only putting them at greater risk. People are very aware that storm surges are something to fear now, and would react to warnings about them appropriately.
 
2013-04-04 06:09:17 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm pretty sure the National Weather Service doesn't give a fark what The Weather Channel does.


I'd also wager that U.S. Military installations and personnel in Florida have been ignoring their forecasts of conditions favorable for epic, historical disasters down here, this week.
 
2013-04-04 10:35:10 PM  
The new changes will allow watches and warnings to be issued or remain in effect after a tropical cyclone becomes post-tropical, when such a storm poses a significant threat to life and property.

In addition, the National Hurricane Center will be permitted to issue advisories during the post-tropical stage.


FINALLY!  It's always been the height of absurdity when a hurricane gets constant coverage up to the point of extratropical transition, and then nobody appears to care about it anymore despite it being as powerful or more powerful than it was when it was classified as a hurricane.  Your house doesn't care about what energy source the storm is drawing from when it's firing fence-posts and tree branches through your walls and windows.
 
2013-04-05 09:09:01 AM  

The Bestest: DanZero: Says nothing about The Weather Channel being the reason subby

wxboy: The criteria for naming tropical storms hasn't changed.  All that has changed is allowing more flexibility in issuing warnings, rather than basing those decisions on technicalities.

^read the article

nekom: I'm looking forward to nice days Juan and Icabod this weekend.

dready zim: Get ready for hurricane warning increases to be a sign of global warming in 3....2....

^did not


The article I read said definitions will be broader. This will lead to an increase in either the number or duration of warnings (narrower would lead to a decrease). Hurricane warning increases will therefore likely be used as an indicator for accelerating global warming.

"storm warnings were in place for 23 days this year, an increase of 15% over the previous decade average. We cannot allow this accelerating climate chaos to continue" (is a likely phrasing)

It`s a similar deception to using monetary damage as an indicator for increasing storm intensity and frequency. It will happen somewhere because people are people...

How do you read the article?
 
2013-04-05 09:10:33 AM  

MsStatement: Doh. Fark failed me on the double quote.


I`ve noticed quotes not working well lately. If I cut and paste a quote from one place to another then the entire quote turns into a link.
 
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