Good, Bad, and Ugly

The wrong word…

May 26, 2011

Sheriff officers search house-to-house as they look for survivors or those who may of been killed after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri¬† May 23, 2011. At least 89 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide through the heart of of the city and directly hit the small Midwestern city’s main hospital. REUTERS

Snow in how many states?

January 14, 2011

Major winter storm wallops Northeast

USA/The National Weather Service reported snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states — only Florida was spared — and much of the South was still battling icy conditions that made roads dangerous and led to several traffic deaths.

Unseasonably cold?

February 11, 2010

Unseasonable cold to hit next week

WEATHER-USA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Unseasonably cold weather should settle over key heating fuel consuming regions of the United States next week in the wake of heavy snow expected this weekend, weather forecasters predicted Thursday.

Hyping the blizzard?

February 8, 2010


Blizzard paralyzes U.S. mid-Atlantic; two killed

I just wanted to pass on my annoyance at your misleading headline this morning about the storm that hit the mid-Atlantic. The way your headline is written makes it sound as if two people froze to death, were buried/stranded under some type of hazardous snow drift, or saw their car slide on frozen roads into a bunch of others, etc.

Tropical wave?

July 21, 2009

NHC watches tropical wave approach Caribbean

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tropical wave about 200 miles east of the Windward Islands has a small chance — less than 30 percent — of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast Monday.