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  • geosol Apr 26, 2010

    "I was a student of Dr. Xie and I can tell you he is a brilliant man in this field. His prediction is about the best you will find out there. In fact a couple of years ago he got right when everyone else did not." - jgilchr

    That is correct. Dr. Xie's models have consistently outperformed others', such as the infamous Dr. Gray's. I just wish they would stop trying to predict the actual # of storms. That is ridiculous, but i think its OK to mention that the data indicates a higher than normal amount of tropical activity for this season. In spite of what the little right wing "scientists" have been told to think.

  • Malcontent Apr 26, 2010

    "They say the same thing every year. How can I get paid to predict and average to active hurricane season?" rossfranco. Yeah, I know. I'm right with ya. Can I get paid, too? Where do I sign up? :)

  • johnstonredneck Apr 26, 2010

    They ALWAYS expect an active season. No man or computer can predict what God will do.
    The best weather is Eyewitness weather, I open the door,I witness the weather. So far, I have not been wrong.

  • Jimm57 Apr 26, 2010

    I predict WRAL will hype this and their $8 weather call even more now, when you can sign up for FREE at WTVD for the same service

  • CrewMax Apr 26, 2010

    "Geez, some of you people must have gotten your science education from Fox News, or the School of Intelligent Design. Slippery Mercury"

    Or the same place your got your profile.

  • hi_i_am_wade Apr 26, 2010

    It should be an active year. El Nino is fading. El Nino suppresses hurricanes in the Atlantic. However, hurricane intensities should be way down. The ocean is losing a lot of heat, much to the chagrin of global warming believers. The new ARGO buoys show a clear and marked downward spiral of deep ocean water temperatures, which means less energy for hurricanes and colder weather around the world. I expect the NWS to use most of the names, in part because they are now overzealous and name storms even if it is a tropical storm for only a few seconds.

  • Capt Mercury Apr 26, 2010

    Geez, some of you people must have gotten your science education from Fox News, or the School of Intelligent Design.

  • benno Apr 26, 2010

    Why does the news media publish this cxxp? I get so tired of them telling me what is going to happen. Please report on what just happened, thanks.

  • NoFreakinWay Apr 26, 2010

    i bet there are 3 storms and none hit land on east coast.
    as for rain in morrisville on Wednesday,
    no go.
    as for drought reaching record levels this season,
    right on target.

  • WhoMe44a Apr 26, 2010

    I predict that tomorrow there will be oxygen to breathe like today!

    Pay me!

  • dabarrett Apr 26, 2010

    People have been predicted "an active (above average) hurricane season" the last 2-3 years... I guess if you predict it EVERY year, you're bound to get it right eventually.

  • sfate61 Apr 26, 2010

    I think we are going to have a active hurricane season also. Just a feeling!

  • BuglessDuster Apr 26, 2010

    They say the same thing every year. How can I get paid to predict and average to active hurricane season?

  • Just the facts mam Apr 26, 2010

    I expect a slow hurricane season - let's see who is more correct.....

  • inventor61 Apr 26, 2010

    How about you ask those guys to tell me if it's going to rain in Morrisville -- on Wednesday. That's 2 days away and right here.

    If they get that right, then come talk to me about tropical storms in the Caribbean in September.

  • colliedave Apr 26, 2010

    And there is a 80 per cent chance they will predicit an above average hurricane season. Let's have them put their jobs on the line: get it right or you join the unemployment line.

  • andela Apr 26, 2010

    When they say it's going to be a quiet hurricane season...that's when I'll be worried.

  • jgilchr Apr 26, 2010

    I was a student of Dr. Xie and I can tell you he is a brilliant man in this field. His prediction is about the best you will find out there. In fact a couple of years ago he got right when everyone else did not.

  • NoFreakinWay Apr 26, 2010

    "Cry wolf...2 years now...we're ignoring you."

    At least 7 according to my count.

  • 5-113 FA Retired Apr 26, 2010

    I always put my faith in what Elizabeth Gardner says. According to my last calculation, her accuracy with predicting yesterday's weather is right around 60% but she's getting better each year.

  • Billfisher Apr 26, 2010

    I hope they didn't spend too much time or money on this study seeing as how their results are exactly what the National Hurricane Center published over a month ago. Way to go State; Nothing like cutting edge research. HA!

  • dmccall Apr 26, 2010

    This story comes up ev-er-y year.

  • jet2rdu Apr 26, 2010

    Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at Science Fiction listen to Hurricane Season Forecasters?

    They will get their projections right some day, for even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • Retired07 Apr 26, 2010

    Sounds like someone trying to make their jobs "essential" to me.
    Last job was probably colon detox infomercials??

  • HadEnough Apr 26, 2010

    They always say that.
    In the words of Mike Easley, Lets move on.

  • shantima2000 Apr 26, 2010

    "Didn't they say that the last 2 years and they turned out to be the LEAST active in quite a while??? So funny to me."

    Last year they promised a very low hurricane activity and it was low which was amazing...

  • Caveman93 Apr 26, 2010

    Cry wolf...2 years now...we're ignoring you.

  • yabo2k3 Apr 26, 2010

    I could have made this prediction without any data. It is all garbage and based off meaningless information. Two of the costliest storms came during years of below-active hurricane levels. Why does anyone even make an attempt to predict a hurricane season. It is only for insurance companies to charge more in premiums.

  • RUSTYROVER Apr 26, 2010

    I think these people really work for the insurance industry,after giving a prediction like this it gives the insurance companies reason to raise the rates

  • yesimagirl Apr 26, 2010

    I always find these prediction SO funny...Didn't they say that the last 2 years and they turned out to be the LEAST active in quite a while??? So funny to me.

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