Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Long term forecasts?

ABC HEADLINE:  "Qld facing severe storm season" News online 21 September 2010
ABC REPORTED: ABC reported on comments made by Queensland's Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts who says "long-term weather forecasts show the state could be facing its worst storm season in years."
THE COMPLAINT: Can ABC clarify which long term forecasts were being referred to? Why didn't ABC's reporter ask the question?
A quick check of the BOM website indicates this years forecast are yet to be released:
"Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook for Queensland
The tropical cyclone season extends from November to April. The outlook for the 2010/11 tropical cyclone season will be issued in October 2010."See
OUTCOME: Pending
COMMENT: Another example of "Faith in Authority". Where's the evidence?

1 comment:

  1. The headline "Qld facing severe storm season" must be the sort of "column filler" journos use on a quiet news day. The BoM has no skill forecasting a few months ahead, see my latest post - "Ongoing BoM utter incompetence" at;


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