NOAA’s Hurricane Prediction Failures “Undermine the Agency’s Credibility”

NOAA — the federal weather forecasting agency — predicted between seven and 11 hurricanes for 2013, with three to six being major storms.  There were actually two weak hurricanes.

National Center for Public Policy Research President David Ridenour recently told Cox Media D.C. correspondent Jacqueline Fell that NOAA’s failure at predicting hurricanes “undermines the agency’s credibility.”  It also potentially puts lives at stake, as a string of poor pre-season predictions might cause people to disregard important near-term forecasts from NOAA that are important, accurate and vital to public safety.

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