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Old 12-19-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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RIP Mr. Roberts, you were a legend even before you died; that black marker was more accurate than any radar ever was or ever will be. Legendary meteorologist Nash Roberts dies at 92 | wwltv.com | Local News
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:51 PM
 
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I am so sorry to hear this. He was my guide to all things weather-related when I lived in New orleans.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: MCO
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Nash was well-respected. I always went by what he said. Yes, he used a black magic marker and an erase board, but he was spot on on hurricane predictions. Much more accurate that those with new fangled technologies. He had a gift.

I remember wathcing WWL when Hurricane Georges was nearing NO. Carl Arredando was quoting the Natl Weather Service bulletin that the eye was going to come right up the river and push it over the levees into the city. Mayor Morial was in the studio begging people to leave. Then, they cut to Nash. He pulled out his black marker and drew a line showing the eye veering right into the Ms Gulf Coast. When we saw that we were totally assured that NO would not be getting hit. He was 100% right.

When Katrina came... Nash was not on TV and rumor was he had left the city. If it had been publicised that he left because of the storm, I bet even more people would have evacuated. He was that reliable and trusted.
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