S.E. La. Tornado Outbreak: the line, the response, the takeaway

 

By: Josh Eachus

Days like Tuesday aren’t “fun” for meteorologists. Sure, your adrenaline pumps; weather is THE story, maybe forecasting or broadcasting the big tornado outbreak is what you dreamed of as a kid. But that adolescent excitement, that trigger-happy, model-tweeting teenager in you, is quickly jettisoned out of a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed state of being when the tornado outbreak isn’t just a figment of your imagination, or a college test, but a palpable, heart-pulsing REALITY.

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Never say “ever”

By: Josh Eachus

Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane “ever recorded” in the Western Hemisphere. Linguists and meteorologists would agree that leaving out the word “recorded” conveys a meaning that simply cannot be proven.

On Friday, as the storm was nearing landfall, meteorologists decided to debate this fact on the open forum of social media while a violent hurricane wreaked havoc on impoverished communities of Coastal Mexico.

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