Weather Community – Outraged!

There’s just my brother and I left. Mark Presco is a right-wing racist. He was in Carmel the day before our sister drowned. He was invited for the “beach Party”. Christine owed him money – and he was pissed! Rosamond was worth more – DEAD! He heard rumors about a movie deal. Outsiders made an offer. They, and others, did not want my sister’s autobiography to be published. Why? They didn’t want to deal with me – or Shannon! They had had it with crazy artists. The same Money People want to be in control. They got behind Garth and Drew Benton. There had to be a – clean death! No questions – please! The IRS was looking over their shoulder.

Lawrence Chazen tried to be the Executor after Garth was dismissed. Chazen in a partner of all the Getttys, and the Pelosi family. Chazen was denied because he was the No. 1 Creditor! Did he want in on the movie and book deal?

Mark and Vicki are not artists and know nothing about art history. Mark had top secret clearance because he made weapons at Hughs Aircraft. He designed computer systems for the Space Shuttles. He sees himself as an Artist. I know he hates what is happening to the Weather People who see themselves as Artists. How do I, a Art Historian view all this? With abject horror! The more Vicki told me what happened, just her and I sitting at a table in Christine’s house,  the least I knew. We are a family of storytellers. I was susposed to be getting ever finer details. This is why Vicki produced two drawings – and a video! But, that suede jacket was – too much! I lost my whole family when I saw it. It was in pristine shape. Vicki said it was sitting in the iceplant where a large wave deposited it – and sat there for a week while it was assaulted by sea spray, the hot sun – and fog!

Shamus’s wife closes ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ with a warning. She talked to the Coast Guard. Why didn’t we hear from Shamus., and get more details. When I asked Vicki where he was, later, on the phone, she said;

“He went up to the house to play video games.”

“But, you told me you ogled the T.V. in the main house, that was locked. You wanted to watch T.V. Friday night.”

“I didn’t tell you that! He was in the guest house – reading a book!”

The Sherriff told me the main house was not locked, and was filled with people.

“There were children inside.”

I sent him a fifty page report – detailing everything I was told.

John Presco

Copyright 2019

A NOAA meteorologist who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution said the note, understood internally to be referring to Trump, came after the National Weather Service office in Birmingham contradicted Trump by tweeting Alabama would “NOT see any impacts from the hurricane.”

The Birmingham office sent the tweet after receiving a flurry of phone calls from concerned residents following Trump’s message.

The agency sent a similar message warning scientists and meteorologists not to speak out on Sept. 4, after Trump showed a hurricane map from Aug. 29 modified with a hand-drawn, half-circle in black Sharpie around Alabama.

“This is the first time I’ve felt pressure from above to not say what truly is the forecast,” the meteorologist said. “It’s hard for me to wrap my head around. One of the things we train on is to dispel inaccurate rumors and ultimately that is what was occurring — ultimately what the Alabama office did is provide a forecast with their tweet, that is what they get paid to do.”

President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP/Evan Vucci

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service are at odds over President Trump’s inaccurate assertion that Hurricane Dorian was on course to hit Alabama.

In a statement posted on its website Friday, the NOAA insisted Trump had not pulled the prediction out of thin air, and had in fact been given information that Dorian “could impact Alabama.”

“From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama,” read the statement, which included a link to back up its claim.

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The NOAA, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, then criticized the Birmingham office of the NWS for providing forecasts in “absolute terms.”

“The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time,” the statement continued.

That didn’t sit well with Dan Sobien, president of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, who called the NOAA “utterly disgusting.”

“Let me assure you the hard working employees of the NWS had nothing to do with the utterly disgusting and disingenuous tweet sent out by NOAA management tonight,” Sobien tweeted Friday evening.

Sobien wasn’t alone. Elbert Friday, former director of the NWS, also criticized the NOAA.

“We don’t want to get to the point where science is determined by politics rather than science and facts. And I’m afraid this is an example where this is beginning to occur,” he told The Associated Press today.

The back-and-forth was sparked by a tweet last weekend from Trump, saying Alabama was among the states that “will most likely be hit” by Dorian.

After being called into question, Trump presented a weather map that appeared to have been altered by a black sharpie.

Dorian was expected to make landfall in Canada this evening. The storm has left more than 40 people dead in the Bahamas.

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