How to fix future superstorm forecasts

Weather tracks

This chart shows three of the forecast tracks that the National Weather Service’s meteorologists were looking at on Saturday morning (in black, blue and purple), as well as the actual track that the storm took (in red). Credit: NWS / Google Maps

Meteorologists have gotten the message: They messed up.

Before Saturday’s storm, forecasters warned that Puget Sound could be lashed by winds reaching tropical storm levels. After the storm – which wasn’t anywhere near that windy – the mea culpas were falling like a soft Seattle rain.

“Yes, our forecast did not turn out as predicted,” the National Weather Service’s Seattle office said in a Facebook post. “We are not pleased about it either.”

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About Alan Boyle

Award-winning science writer, creator of Cosmic Log, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.
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