A Tale of Two Hurricane Forecasts

Weather radar image of Hurricane Cleo over Miami, Florida, early on August 27, 1964

I’m a meteorologist originally from Birmingham, Alabama, so I am fairly well-qualified to discuss the forecasts of Hurricane Dorian and the non-threat it posed to my native state last week. To everyone from Donald Trump to his NOAA administrator-quislings I say, “YOU’RE FIRED!”

But the ego-driven distraction about Dorian has managed to shift our focus away from just how remarkable the non-sharpie-altered…