Veteran Swiss Meteorologist Slams 2019 Europe “Dangerous Heatwaves” Summer Prediction By AccuWeather

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Seasoned Swiss meteorologist calls out sloppy, click-baiting journalism peddling sensational AccuWeather scorcher summer forecast for Central Europe. Even weirder, AccuWeather is simultaneously predicting near record cold summer for Europe.

Prominent Swiss meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann recently tweeted his reaction to an AccuWeather seasonal forecast reported by the Swiss online Tagesanzeiger here who warned Europe would be seeing another real scorcher summer again. The Tagesanzeiger began:

‘Dangerous heat waves’ threaten in summer’

A US weather forecaster has issued its prognosis for the next months. And for Europe it promises even more heat waves than last year.”

In his Twitter response here, Kachelmann scoffed at the AccuWeather mega-heatwave forecast:

What is particularly funny about the ‘AccuWeather’ forecast is the secret of how a particularly horrible weather situation is to develop in Central Europe, but at the same time everything will be average and fine in Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.”

He adds:

It always hurts when even serious newspapers like @tagesanzeiger (Disclaimer: I sometimes write a weather blog there) make such stories without any scientific basis https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/gefaehrliche-hitzewellen-drohen-im-sommer/story/26528645 … So far there is absolutely no evidence of what’s written in it.”

“Useful idiot” journalists providing unscientific free PR

As to why AccuWeather would make such a spectacular forecast, the seasoned meteorologist Kachelmann tweeted here that the dramatic forecast originates from “a relatively unknown” (in Europe) “private US weather forecaster”  which “wants to become better known outside its home country without spending money” and that journalists are the “useful idiots” for providing the needed PR “without a scientific basis.”

AccuWeather simultaneously predicting near RECORD COLD summer for Europe! 

Strangely just a few days later, Kachelmann uncovered another AccuWeather 2019 forecast for Europe that predicts the exact opposite. Kachelmann here, using Berlin as an example, tweets:

On AccuWeather we look at the three summer months June to August. First June. First the table, then the chart below. We note: The highest temperature of the month is allegedly 26 degrees Celsius, rain again and again – that would probably be record cold. https://www.accuweather.com/de/de/berlin/10178/june-weather/178087?monyr=6/1/2019&view=table

So how does a weather company like AccuWeather get to put out two completely contradictory summer forecasts and still expect to be taken seriously? Obviously only a click-baiting journalist could answer that.

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10 responses to “Veteran Swiss Meteorologist Slams 2019 Europe “Dangerous Heatwaves” Summer Prediction By AccuWeather”

  1. John F. Hultquist

    The accuweather web site here in the USA is so busy pushing ads** for all sorts of products that it has become increasing hard to find weather information. The weather information they do provide is repackaged from the — free — National Weather Service. I now ignore the site.

    **
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    plus stuff such as:
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    Powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake kills 1, Peru

  2. Yonason

    I’m waiting to read that they are forecasting a normal year. Then all their bases will be covered, lol.

  3. Sean

    In the last 3-4 days, there has been record heat in the southeast and record cold in the Southwest, both due to a deep trough over the western US. Last time records heat was found in the southeast record cold was in the Southwest also. Funny how weather patterns work.

    1. Yonason

      Joe Bastardi also has an annoying habit of looking at what happened before…
      https://www.weatherbell.com/video/the-daily-update-644?full

      Funny how little facts can blow away giant fantasies.

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  5. pochas94

    I like the Accuweather animated radar mosaics. Beyond that, it’s all Greenie.

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  9. Neulen, Holger

    … so what perfect. The weather this years is vis Climate Change.

    Toady at mid of Germany, 1 o`clock 16°C … much toooo cold for this time of the year!

    Things that have to be said!

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