Washington Post Vs. Science

Six years ago the Washington Post was terrified by the record lack of hurricanes in Florida and the US.

“A major hurricane hasn’t hit the U.S. Gulf or East Coast in more than a decade. A major hurricane is one containing maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph and classified as Category 3 or higher on the 1-5 Saffir-Simpson wind scale.”

“Florida hasn’t seen a hurricane of any intensity since 2005’s Wilma, which is shocking considering it averages about seven hurricane landfalls per decade. The current drought in the Sunshine State, nearing 11 years, is almost twice as long as the previous longest drought of six years (from 1979-1985).”

The U.S. coast is in an unprecedented hurricane drought — why this is terrifying – The Washington Post

They included a link to this NOAA graphic of the damage caused by different hurricane categories.

“Category 4
Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.”

Now the Washington Post says hurricane Ian was a category 4 and was caused by global warming.

Hurricane Ian’s rapid intensification signals climate change’s impact – The Washington Post

The new article included this image which showed little damage to trees and none snapped.

Major hurricane frequency has declined sharply around the world for the past 30 years.

Global Tropical Cyclone Activity | Ryan Maue

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13 Responses to Washington Post Vs. Science

  1. roaddog says:

    I’m terrified, I tell you. Terrified.

  2. D. Boss says:

    The media and the NHC have been and are lying about the strength of Ian. Actual transponder data from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft, flying through the eyewall of Ian at landfall showed the wind speed at 10,000 feet above sea level was between 110 and 120 MPH. So it was not a category 4, but either a strong Cat 2 or a Cat 3 storm.

    Images of wind damage also do not support a Cat 4 with their claim of 155 mph winds. And both Weather Channel and even CNN showed several recorded wind “Gusts” with the top “Gust” speed being 135 mph. Gusts are always higher than the sustained wind speed, which is what the categories are based upon.

    Mobile homes wiped out – which is most of the imagery they show, happens at strong tropical storm force winds (below 74 mph) or Cat 1, so those images mean nothing. Other damage imagery is from the storm surge – and water waves of a few mph can completely level even concrete buildings because water weighs 2,240 pounds per cubic meter whereas air weighs about 2.3 pounds per cubic meter.

    Don’t get me wrong, a strong Cat 2 or a Cat 3 can and does cause a lot of damage, but it is nothing like the damage a real 155 mph storm would cause. Compare Ian’s images to that of Andrew back in 1992 – Andrew leveled brick and concrete homes over a wide area. Even Charlie back in early 2,000’s which was a compact Cat 4, tore buildings apart and was far more destructive. But Ian though weaker strength was about 10 times large in area than Charlie – so Ian did less individual damage, but more people were affected.

    Unfortunately the propaganda works, my mother only watches CNN and she believes Ian was the strongest Hurricane to hit Florida as a result. Trump was right, the media as it exists now is an enemy of the people with their false narratives and lack of objective reporting.

    • Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

      They did the same with Michael.
      Flight level wind speeds do NOT make it to the ground for obvious reasons. Photos at Mexico beach after Michael showed severe destruction where the storm surge hit, while a block away from the storm surge there were still whole rows of pine trees standing and cat 2 damage to shingle roofs.
      The Current hurricane ratings should be scrapped, and instead be rated according to wind speed at landfall (10 meters high), total rainfall, and storm surge. 3 categories.
      Ian would rate fairly high for both surge and rainfall, and a cat 2 for winds.
      Storm surge is dependent on several factors including wind speed, forward movement of the storm, size of the storm, angle in which the storm strikes land, and the shape of the coast. Hurricane Agnes in the early 70s barely rated as a cat 1, but ended up one of the costliest disasters ever due to flooding from rainfall, all the way up into Pennsylvania. So it’s rating would be 1 for wind, 1 for surge, and 5 for flooding.
      I know, that’s too much work for the NHC which literally has nothing to do 5 to 6 months out of the year. They need to work on forecast ratings, and revisit storms and update the ratings on those.

    • Kiro says:

      Just looking at the pic in the post, you can see that nearly all the roofs look completely intact. And its hard to tell if ones that might be damaged are just roof windows or even shadows. Driving down to Panama Beach last year, you could still see all the trees downed from the last major hurricane to hit the area and that was ~5 years ago.

      This was a very destructive storm, but it appears mostly to be from flooding damage.

  3. toorightmate says:

    You need to do a bit more research.
    Isaac Newton, Faraday Tesla, Einstein, Von Braun, Archimedes, Planck, Ohm, Voltaire, Galileo, Edison and many, many others only gained their scientific inspiration after reading WaPo.
    You need to give credit where it’s due!!!

  4. GWS says:

    The leftist media today can produce nothing without bias. Read it for entertainment, not information.

  5. rah says:

    My own estimate is that Ian was most likely a strong CAT III at landfall. I amazes me that NOAA won’t install anemometers which can sustain the strong gusts found in hurricanes. A bunch of them went out this time and I have not seen one land station anemometer that was not taken out before the eyewall got to it . But a Buoy did provide a 1 minute average sustained wind of 126 mph and that is right at the top end of the CAT III.

  6. rah says:

    Concerning snapped trees. I have seen some with showing some palms snapped off but all were near the coast where storm surge debris could have been at fault. Old there was video footage from Puta Gorda which the eye passed over of palm trees with their fronds almost completely stripped which is a good indication of a strong major hurricane.

    But any way you cut it storm surge is the real story of Ian.

  7. rah says:

    And then there is the New York Slimes!

    “Ghoulish NYT Suggests Florida Deserves Hurricanes for Not Supporting Climate Agenda”

  8. Greg in NZ says:

    New Zealand is in the throes of a late-winter, 3-day snow blizzard, polar blast storm – I’ll call it ‘Buster’ – with a central pressure of 948 mb and 100+ mph winds. Snow has fallen to sea level in the south (north for you) and halfway up the North Island, with roads closed and passes impassable.

    Are we being ‘rewarded’ for Propaganda Minister (PM) Jabcinda Ardern’s recent UN pitch for net zero free speech?

    ‘Buster’ has busted so many COLD records in the past few days that warmunists resemble headless chickens running round in circles: it’s CLIMATE CHANGE doncha know!

  9. kzvx says:

    Biden said this hurricane ends the discussion on climate change or something. I didn’t know there was any kind of ‘discussion’

  10. conrad ziefle says:

    Global Warming is rapidly fueling hurricanes, causing at least one every ten years. ?

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