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Archive for December, 2011

returns to Discovery Channel tonight

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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Hurricane predictors admit they can’t predict hurricanes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, (OTTAWA CITIZEN) — Two top U.S. hurricane forecasters, revered like rock stars in Deep South hurricane country, are quitting the practice because it doesn’t work.

William Gray and Phil Klotzbach say a look back shows their past 20 years of forecasts had no value.

Last week, the pair dropped this announcement out of a clear, blue sky:

“We are discontinuing our early December quantitative hurricane forecast for the next year … Our early December Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts of the last 20 years have not shown real-time forecast skill even though the hindcast studies on which they were based had considerable skill.”

Read more at http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Hurricane+predictors+admit+they+predic…

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Fort Johnston’s history long and quirky

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Fort Johnston’s history goes back much further than most people might realize

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GE lands big aircraft engine order

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Southwest Airlines ordered $4.7 billion worth of GE engines.

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Higher price sought for hospital

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Officials are awaiting a higher bid on the former Brunswick Community Hospital.

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