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  •  they'd have to fire a significant portion (1+ / 0-)
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    Munchkn

    of their meteorologists, including the big names they've picked up like Bryan Norcross, and all of their old-time staff from the days when it actually was an educational (although still for-profit) service, and Jeff Master's Weather Underground.

    really don't like what weatherdude did here with this diary.

    pseudoscience can kill

    by terrypinder on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 06:51:49 AM PST

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    •  I like what G. Gordon Lippy has to say (0+ / 0-)

      about it downthread.

      Winter storms are dynamic, they develop, form, and dissipate often as combinations of fronts. They are much more fluid in many regards from hurricanes. Naming them doesn't make sense, and is probably one reason the NWS is not interested in giving them discrete names, since they are about science and not marketing.

      Reaganomics noun pl: belief that unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources and we the people can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

      by FrY10cK on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:28:44 AM PST

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