To be sure, and credit to the forecasters--there projected track could not have been more accurate, but everyone seems to be pitching a fit that the storm was not more intense when it made landfall in North Carolina--blaming the forecasters for getting it wrong. Like it was a bad thing that the storm was not a bad as predicted. Had Irene made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, everyone would have been pointing the finger at the forecasters for not making the correct call.
To be honest, there is a reason why I call weather forecasters--weather guessers. Yes, they have lots and lots of data that they use to make a forecast--but in the end it is a guess, an educated guess.
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