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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:09 PM

NOAA backs Trump on Alabama hurricane forecast, rebukes Weather Service for accurately contradicting

Source: The Washington Post

The federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service has sided with President Trump over its own scientists in the ongoing controversy over whether Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated Alabama was in fact threatened by the storm at the time Trump tweeted Alabama would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

Referencing archived hurricane advisories, the NOAA statement said that information provided to the president and the public between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 “demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama."

In an unusual move, the statement also admonished its National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Ala., which had released a tweet contradicting Trump’s claim and stating, “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/06/noaa-backs-president-trump-alabama-hurricane-forecast-rebukes-weather-service-office-that-accurately-contradicted-him/

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Reply NOAA backs Trump on Alabama hurricane forecast, rebukes Weather Service for accurately contradicting (Original post)
Polybius Sep 6 OP
not_the_one Sep 6 #1
mbusby Sep 6 #2
not_the_one Sep 6 #3
Turbineguy Sep 6 #4
PSPS Sep 6 #5
area51 Sep 6 #6
Historic NY Sep 7 #7
BumRushDaShow Sep 7 #8
Delphinus Sep 7 #12
BumRushDaShow Sep 7 #13
BumRushDaShow Sep 7 #9
Chemisse Sep 7 #10
The Wizard Sep 7 #11
Roy Rolling Sep 7 #14
dalton99a Sep 7 #15
Bayard Sep 7 #16
BlueIdaho Sep 7 #17
The Liberal Lion Sep 7 #23
jeffreyi Sep 7 #18
Sapient Donkey Sep 7 #19
Sugar Smack Sep 7 #20
Paladin Sep 7 #21
The Liberal Lion Sep 7 #22

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:20 PM

1. WHO at the NOAA said this?

Who was told to lie so turdface could continue the charade?

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:27 PM

2. The NOAA federal agency is...

...Barry Myers, trump appointee.

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Response to mbusby (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:32 PM

3. Thanks.

I just read the thread in GD.

I hope reporters will follow up on this...

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Response to mbusby (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:38 PM

4. All these clowns want to go to jail for trump.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:46 PM

5. Baghdad Barry

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:48 PM

6. "... in the ongoing controversy ..."

Should read:

"... in the ongoing Trump-created controversy ...."

There fixed it for ya, WaPo.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:04 AM

7. Some unnamed spokesperson for NOAA.....

I did see that the people from the National Weather Service are hopping mad.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:18 AM

8. Not just NWS mets

Mets from all over the country are raging (including on a weather forum that I post on).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:36 AM

12. That's good to know.

I recently bought the NOAA weather app that I now want to take off because I don't want to support them.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:42 AM

13. Well - I wouldn't throw everyone and everything in there under the bus

due to some political appointee ass who used to be an exec. at Accuweather, sadly an organization that has had a long-standing, often "public" beef with the NWS.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:22 AM

9. I posted this in a LBN thread yesterday - the "statement"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142364368#post9



TEXT
NOAA Communications

@NOAAComms

NOAA Statementhttps://www.noaa.gov/news/statement-from-noaa
View image on Twitter
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5:50 PM - Sep 6, 2019




Link to statement with embedded clickable link - https://www.noaa.gov/news/statement-from-noaa

That link goes to the series of their "wind probabilities" cones for the storm - https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2019/DORIAN_graphics.php?product=wind_probs_34_F120

And the referenced ones had nothing to do with the situation at the time of the press conference.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:44 AM

10. Reality successfully subverted, yet again. n/t

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:00 AM

11. Another governmant agency

that goes in the "not to be trusted" category. Why did it take 5 days for them to take this position? Given Trump's history, they were waiting for the bribe check to clear. This one could carry serious consequences as the majority of Americans do not trust Trump, and could reasonably ignore warnings coming from NOAA.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:57 AM

14. "We have the video"

At the time the Moron-in-Chief warned that Alabama was targeted, the NWS had the hurricane’s path clearly avoiding Alabama.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:01 AM

15. If he can get the NOAA to change the weather, what other government data is he changing?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:05 AM

16. Oh for Petesakes!

This should have just been a blip on the idiot radar. Not a full blown scandal that keeps getting covered.

Not like tRump's latest grift scheme with ordering the military to stay at his palaces.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:12 AM

17. Trump has carefully positioned his sycophants as agency heads

Sadly, we should expect more of this from all federal agencies - including the military.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:02 PM

23. indeed

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:33 AM

18. This is seriously disgusting.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:55 AM

19. Imagine if Trump simply said he was incorrect at the time because he was using

older information that wasn't valid any longer. You know, like a normal person would do.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:09 AM

20. It never occurred to me that this could even happen.

Et tu, NOAA?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:39 AM

21. Big-time trump creep in charge of NOAA.

She's not even close to being any sort of weather scientist.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:01 PM

22. The real message behind this deceit

Is should trump lose the next election (like he already did in the first place) he will not accept the results.

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