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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Knuckleheads of the Day award

Today's winners are Dr. William Gray and Associated Press. They get the award for the following.

Unbowed by recent setbacks, a team of university forecasters Friday predicted that next year's hurricane season -- still nearly six months away -- would produce slightly above-average storm activity.

The team from Colorado State University, formed decades ago by scientist William Gray, is expecting 13 named storms that grow into seven hurricanes, including three intense hurricanes, with winds above 110 mph.

The long-term averages are 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two intense hurricanes.

For the last three years, the full-season forecasts issued by the CSU team and by a separate group of government forecasters have been well off the mark. Some experts view the forecasts with considerable caution and they worry that the errors could undermine the credibility of the generally more accurate forecasts of actual hurricanes and tropical storms.
I've been pounding Gray's fake forecasts for two years. Here are a few previous posts of mine.

At this rate
Impending Doom
and maybe the best of all showing how Dr. Gray is in part funded by a Insurance company
Conflict of Interest Hurricane Style

Here is a link to Gray's website.

Why would Gray put out predictions for hurricane season seven months ahead of time. It is well known weather forecasting is highly unpredictable past 96 hours out. I think I see the answer. Gray needs to put out these predictions because he got his latest payment from Lexington-AIG. They say jump, and Gray comes out with his latest predictions. What do you think? This theory of mine is as plausible as any other.

Why did AP get the Knucklehead also? It isn't because I'm tired of the press giving Gray credence or its failure to discover Gray's funding source, but rather that the wire service thought this was breaking news. Breaking news? I'm one of the most knowledgeable LPGA golf bloggers out there. If I come out with my 2008 US Open predictions 7 months ahead of time, will AP make me breaking news.

I will grant that the MSM is catching on to Gray. Look at this Sun-Sentinel political cartoon or read the Miami Herald article I excerpted above in its entirety. Gray is crying wolf and the press is catching on.

For giving importance to the unimportant, Associated Press is one of today's Knuckleheads of the Day. For being a crank paid off mad scientist, Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University is our second Knucklehead of the Day.

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