Meteorologist Bastardi Blasts NOAA For Naming “Eyesores” In The “Middle Of Nowhere”!

After a record of more than 10 years without a major hurricane strike on the US, the NOAA must be getting hurricane desparate. The US climatology agency perhaps is demonstrating once more that records are not made by natural events occurring but rather by counting them differently.

At yesterday’s WeatherBell Daily Update, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi accused the NOAA of going out in the “middle of nowhere” to name anything that moves. Joe also discusses this further at today’s Daily Update.

It used to be that the NOAA stayed within certain Atlantic regions to count hurricanes – regions that positioned the hurricane for a possible US strike, or having an impact along the coast,  and with water surface temperatures 26°C and higher. But now Joe notes that they are looking at “eyesores near the Azores”, which have no chance of ever impacting the US coast and where water temperatures are just over 20°C.

Image cropped from Weatherbell Daily Update, April 18, 2017.

The veteran meteorologist suspects the NOAA may have abandoned the conventional hurricane counting standards, perhaps in order to sex up the statistics. Joe calls it “climate paranoia where every little thing that goes on turns into something bigger than it actually is.”

One could speculate: perhaps the NOAA wants to produce an awesome hurricane statistic this year in the hopes putting political climate science pressure on Washington. Politicized science unfortunately is something that has been going on quite some time at the US climate and weather agencies, critics say.

Bastardi calls the naming of a disturbance way out “in the middle of nowhere” over water that is 5°C under traditional hurricane-temperature waters “ridiculous”.

If the agency is just going to throw convention out the window, it might as well just start naming every North Atlantic storm that occurs every fall and winter off Europe. Why wait until April and stop at the Azores? Might as well include the North Sea and its heavy storms, too.

While the NOAA scurries to name any wind anomaly it can find, the situation in Europe continues to be bitter cold and nothing of sort you’d expect from global warming.

Some say that yesterday was the coldest April 18 on record, as snow and freezing temperatures gripped wide swaths of Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

The 5-10 day forecast shows no let-up in the frigid conditions.

Joe adds that the Alps will continue to be pounded my heavy snowfalls, thus defying predictions of the end of skiing at European ski resorts due to global warming. This year they’ll be skiing well into May.

 

19 responses to “Meteorologist Bastardi Blasts NOAA For Naming “Eyesores” In The “Middle Of Nowhere”!”

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  2. Leonard Lane

    Anthropogeic global warming/climate change and the severe weather claimed to be produced by them will always be pushed by the left. Any “science” that provides policy to grow big government will always have its support among those who make their living from other peoples’ taxes.

  3. tom0mason

    “Joe calls it “climate paranoia where every little thing that goes on turns into something bigger than it actually is.””

    Yep, as the climate amateurs have yet to realize that the solar electromagnetic energy and solar winds may appear small on this spinning globe. They are however the primary climate mover. CO2 ability to move climate is negligible, as any honest look at the science shows.

  4. Stephen Richards

    Heavy snow in Austria overnight reported on Japanese TV but not European. WUWT

  5. Nigel S

    BBC and Met Office have got into the storm naming game too “to make it easier to issue warnings”. Most people are on to their nonsense and laugh at theme for pretending that normal weather isn’t normal.

  6. John F. Hultquist

    Subtropical Depression One

    Oh ‘One’, we hardly knew ye

  7. Mindert Eiting

    It is a well known method to change definitions in order to get more of something. I still remember that in the seventies psychiatrists changed their definitions of mental illness so that 3/4 of the population became mentally ill. Same story with ADHD, high blood pressure, overweight, etc.

  8. Alfred (Melbourne)

    This is a replay of what happened with tropical cyclone Debbie a few weeks ago in Australia.

    They warned that it could become a category 5 – but it ended up being a category 3.

    “TROPICAL Cyclone Debbie may yet develop into a category-5 system and score a direct hit on the states biggest population centre outside of …” in the Courier Mail.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-cyclone-cyclone-debbie-could-hit-coast-near-townsville/news-story/414bfb5eae6d6951e383ea3f8f507408

    The problem is that the next time a category 5 is coming, no one will pay any attention and there will be a lot of casualties.

    1. Benjamin Haslem

      Really Alfred. So the fact Debbie produced the second-highest wind speed ever recorded in Australia – 263km/h – passed you by. Category 4 TC: 225 – 279 km/h. Seems the BOM was spot on. It only ever said “may yet develop into a category-5 system”.

  9. Metorologist

    Let’s not forget what Bastardi wants, his privately owned weather company to be naming storms in the middle of nowhere. And they always named storms in the Atlantic basin regardless of location, check facts before assuming.

    1. clipe

      What’s a “Metorologist”?

      1. Fred Streeter

        Cockney guy who looks after the Met Office timepieces.

  10. Sunsettommy

    You read what Joe said?

    “At yesterday’s WeatherBell Daily Update, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi accused the NOAA of going out in the “middle of nowhere” to name anything that moves. Joe also discusses this further at today’s Daily Update.

    It used to be that the NOAA stayed within certain Atlantic regions to count hurricanes – regions that positioned the hurricane for a possible US strike, or having an impact along the coast, and with water surface temperatures 26°C and higher. But now Joe notes that they are looking at “eyesores near the Azores”, which have no chance of ever impacting the US coast and where water temperatures are just over 20°C.”

    and,

    “Bastardi calls the naming of a disturbance way out “in the middle of nowhere” over water that is 5°C under traditional hurricane-temperature waters “ridiculous”.”

    You missed his main point completely.

  11. yonason (from my cell phone)

    THANK YOU, JOE BASTARDI!!!!

    I knew I smelled a rat, so thanks for sharing with us the tools we need to identify it!

  12. Stan Kellett

    Load of rubbish, i have followed tropical storm warnings since late 80s and NOAA have always named mid ocean storms with tropical characteristics. The naming of UK Atlantic winter storms was after feedback on what would make weather warnings more clear. This is another example of fake news.

    1. David Johnson

      Kellet, you have clearly not properly read or understood what Bastardi said. It is also you that is spreading “fake news” The Met office did not consult the public on “weather” or not to name winter storms, they only asked the public for ideas for names.

    2. yonason (from my cell phone)

      Speaking of rubbish, this supports Joe but not the NOAA con artists.
      http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/students/courselinks/fall14/atmo170a1s3/online_class/week_11/lect34_hurricanes_pt1.html

      BTW, since you have bee paying such close attention, perhaps you could give us some examples of hurricanes they claimed started North of the 30th parallel? Love to see some. Thanks in advance.

  13. yonason (from my cell phone)

    All gone…
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    Note the areas highlighted as “tropical” are the “Gulf of Mexico,” the “Caribbean” and the “Atlantic High Seas.” And none extend further North than the Florida/Georgia boarder (about Lat 31N). Note also that their first “Tropical Storm” of the year formed and dissipated at roughly the latitude of Northern Southern Pennsylvania (about Lat 40N).

    I had no idea that “Global Warming” had pushed the “tropics” so far North. //SARC//

    1. yonason (from my cell phone)

      PS, here’s where NOAA said it was.
      http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/024201.shtml?cone#contents

      The pic in the article makes it look like it was opposite North Carolina, which would still be too far North to be “tropical,” but it was actually even much further up.

      While I’m at it, my “Northern Southern Pennsylvania” should just have read “Southern Pennsylvania.” I didn’t edit it enough when I changed the reference point.