December 27, 2012

Forecasting Sandy: Why Europe Beat the U.S.

Scott Johnson, Ars Technica

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Look, it’s not easy to predict the weather. And while it’s frustrating to have weekend plans spoiled by unexpected showers, the stakes are much higher for potentially catastrophic storms like hurricanes. The warning provided ahead of “Superstorm” Sandy’s arrival on the East Coast saved lives, without question, and that’s a success for weather science.

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