Government Climate Math

As Hurricane Michael came on shore, NOAA reported peak gusts of 119 MPH, with maximum sustained winds of 150 MPH. This makes no sense mathematically or scientifically, but makes perfect sense from the point of view of global warming propagandists.

Hurricane MICHAEL

Then the fraudsters at Weather Channel upped the ante, and added an extra 10 MPH to the peak gust.

Michael Now Accelerating Through Central Georgia; Deadly Storm Surge, Damaging Winds Continue Following Florida Panhandle Landfall | The Weather Channel

After all of this junk science and garbage mathematics, Hurricane Michael officially became the third most intense hurricane on record.

This is all because … science.

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19 Responses to Government Climate Math

  1. Larry Geiger says:

    This was a bad hurricane, no doubt.
    They keep talking about Katrina, which was a man-made disaster, not so much a natural disaster.
    I was in Homestead right after Andrew. Andrew was not listed as a record in the reporting yesterday because no one recorded the pressure and the wind speeds at the point where it went through there. Andrew did not just knock down trees and poles. It did not just pull roofs off. It wiped everything off down to the slab. Nothing left but a slab and some pvc sticking up. I’ve lived in Florida since 1953. I’ve never seen anything like what I saw in Homestead. It was a bad thing

    • tonyheller says:

      Sounds similar to what I saw in Windsor, Colorado right after the massive 2008 EF4 tornado.

    • Phil. says:

      Looking at aerial shots of Mexico Beach there are whole blocks that are wiped down to the slab.

      • tonyheller says:

        Many houses have intact roofs.

        • Phil. says:

          Seventy five percent of the houses no longer exist and virtually none of the remaining houses have intact roofs.
          I guess this is what you meant?
          ‘Not many houses have intact roofs.’

          • Gator says:

            Well Phil, considering that you claimed a still standing condo was “just slab”, your input here is no longer worthy of consideration. Tony’s statement is true, many still have in tact roofs.

            Why are you here spreading lies?

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            The intact houses stand in the way of the chosen ideological narrative and that’s why “Progressives” are not curious what could have made the difference.

            Ideology over practice. Par for the course.

      • Gator says:

        Talk about your cherry picks…

        Mexico Beach is located at 29°56′29″N 85°24′23″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2) is land, and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 2.84%, is water.

    • Hell_Is_Like_Newark says:

      Years ago I met a man who survived Andrew. He described how he had taken refuge in a bathroom located in the center of the house he rented. He huddled in the cast iron bathtub with his dog as the exterior of the home disintegrated around him. He told me he expected to die that day.

      • annieoakley says:

        I have a friend who weathered Andrew huddled in the fireplace in her home. This is an old home in Miami with a real fireplace, she thought she was going to die too.

  2. Andy says:

    It will be interesting to see what further data comes out on the wind speeds because as you point out they seem to be too high compared to observations. Do NHC give wind speeds calculated from surface pressure on drop buoys from planes, or do those actually give a wind speed directly? Might be overestimating if calculated. I am no expert.

    Interestingly, unlike Florence this storm is more typically fast, will be heading to the UK soon as Monday, if tracking is correct. Might get a storm name and we can grumble about the rain :


    • NavarreAggie says:

      They measure pressure with dropsondes and measure flight-level winds. Surface windspeeds are definitely estimated from aircraft data unless there is an official surface windspeed measurement available (which there usually is not).

      • NavarreAggie says:

        One other complication is that the pressure was rapidly decreasing, but sometimes the wind field is slow to respond to quick pressure changes. The delay often introduces additional error in the pressure-wind speed correlation estimate that results in overstated wind speed values.

  3. CharliePhysics says:

    Weather stations near panama city show wind gusts only in the 50s.
    Only off by 100 MPH.

  4. GeologyJim says:

    I looked at VENTUSKY wind speeds and wind gusts as Michael came ashore and never saw sustained speeds greater than 70mph, some gusts in the 90s. Once onshore, winds dropped to less than 50 mph

    I almost think the press reports were based on mistaken quoting of km/hr rather than mi/hr. Or they are simply lying. Tough choice.

    Also note that the structural damage shown in photos discloses very low quality construction. No evidence of metal straps between wall and roof structures, porch and patio roof supports not anchored in concrete. Looks like much of the damage occurred in buildings that would be called shacks elsewhere.

    So maybe this is nature-based urban renewal.

    Sorry for those who lost things of value, but casualties appear to be insignificant

    Move on.

  5. NavarreAggie says:

    I don’t know. This doesn’t look like destruction from a category 2 hurricane.

    Even relatively new structures (allegedly constructed under more stringent building codes) took roof damage, so the damage can’t be from storm surge alone. Older buildings were just wiped. Looks to me that around 80% of the buildings are just gone.

    • Squidly says:


      2h2 hours ago
      Replying to @ABC13News
      We can not deny climate change anymore. These once in a while events are happening every year.

      I just spit up coffee all over my monitor!

      This is from your first link. And if you watch the video clips, you will see that only some of the buildings, right on the beach, are the ones destroyed. Only a blocks length inland and most structures are just fine (a few missing shingles)

      This is another extremely overhyped weather event. Can’t trust a single word spoken by the media these days. Such bullshit…

      • NavarreAggie says:

        Admittedly, I was looking at the video and didn’t read the comments. Had I seen that, I probably wouldn’t have posted the link. My bad.

  6. Heinrich says:

    I guess the most powerfull (virtual) hurricane was Superstorm Sandy followed by Irene and now Michael.

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