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Old 11-29-2007, 08:26 AM
 
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Ok, has anyone had enough of this predicting the number of hurricanes that are going to occur each year. Are these people for real? They have been wrong , wrong, wrong every time but we still have to endure the nonsense. Honestly, you could throw a dart into a wall and have as much chance of being right. I would not mind a general forecast of more or less hurricanes, but putting a number on it? Then changing halfway through? I mean COME ON PEOPLE!
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Yeah....I've been thinking the same thing over this last summer!! Like---oops--now it's down to ........Well, heck, I could have told you that--THEN!!!!
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Yes, it is kinda funny, isn't it? The one huge problem with that is many of the people in coastal cities are STILL paying outrageous insurance because of a few canes in the past. Add to that just a prediction that there are many more to come for the next 15 to 20 years and those ins. companies will rob those people blind.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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Yes, it is kinda funny, isn't it? The one huge problem with that is many of the people in coastal cities are STILL paying outrageous insurance because of a few canes in the past. Add to that just a prediction that there are many more to come for the next 15 to 20 years and those ins. companies will rob those people blind.
That also, but just the fact we give these people credibility! Its comical
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:33 PM
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Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Ok, has anyone had enough of this predicting the number of hurricanes that are going to occur each year. Are these people for real? They have been wrong , wrong, wrong every time but we still have to endure the nonsense. Honestly, you could throw a dart into a wall and have as much chance of being right. I would not mind a general forecast of more or less hurricanes, but putting a number on it? Then changing halfway through? I mean COME ON PEOPLE!
Yeah, they don't seem to be any more accurate than the Old Farmer's Almanac weather predictions.

With the drought here in the southeast, it's enough to make your wish for a hurricane, or at least a good tropical storm, for the rainfall.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
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I think they say that just so gas prices soar again!
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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When I lived in SWFL I stopped looking at the hurricane forcast and when one came it came, if not , even better... They couldn't even predict where it was gonna hit anyways till it was right on top of you.. I lived in Naples about 45 mins south of Punta Gorda and when Charlie hit I woke up, saw it was going to Tampa.. I took a nap, woke up, it was slamming into me and Punta Gorda!
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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When I lived in SWFL I stopped looking at the hurricane forcast and when one came it came, if not , even better... They couldn't even predict where it was gonna hit anyways till it was right on top of you.. I lived in Naples about 45 mins south of Punta Gorda and when Charlie hit I woke up, saw it was going to Tampa.. I took a nap, woke up, it was slamming into me and Punta Gorda!
Well the Charlie thing was quite unfortunate, they missed it, but this is not about forecasting a current storm, this is about Guessing on how many will form in a year./....
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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GUESSING----that's the "key" word!!!
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