Denier at Watts Up with That: Sandy not really a hurricane

At climate change denier central, Watts Up with That, Willis Eschenbach wrote on Monday

I had said a couple of days ago, when Sandy was a hurricane, that it would not be a hurricane when it hit the coast. How did that go?

Well, as of the time that this location and projection of the path was done, the NDBC has shown all the nearest stations. Not one of the actual observations is showing sustained winds over 50 knots, and that’s a long ways from the 72 63 knots that marks a hurricane.

Please note that the big damage from such storms is the flooding, so I
am not minimizing the likely extent of the damage.  It will be
widespread. However … not a hurricane.

Has anyone in the rather chequered history of blogging ever been as completely, ridiculously, absurdly, preposterously monstrously wrong

[animation/video of Hurricane Sandy from NOAA]

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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