/ "The worst winter storms in recorded history"
I'm thinking they only publish these weather/Armageddon articles for the advertising revenue. Hopefully or it's a very strange satirical series.
A bit over the top - however, have you looked at ECMWF Deterministic forecast charts for next 10 days? Not looking too good.
Quite bizarre really, but the list of related articles is hilarious, just shows how often they make these dire predictions
which is probably based on the premise that temperatures will be below annual average for the next 6 months !
I went to a meeting with the royal meteorological society on Tuesday and asked specifically about the Daily Express's weather headlines. They answered that anything written by Jonathan Powell is probably false. He is a forecaster who's company, Vantage Weather Services, sells false information to the Daily Express for vast sums of money and he has been discredited by most other meteorologists. His last company went bust when it was found to have numerous staff listed on their website that did not exist and he was using stock internet photos for their staff profiles! Good to see that the 'weather forecaster' quoted here is Jonathan Powell...
In other words, completely ignore all of their headlines. The RMS also stressed that the Mail are as bad.
(Gutted - I wish the headline were true too...)
Didn't we have another forecast by the Express a posted on here a few months ago announcing that November was going to be the coldest ever with lots of snow?
I predict that, in the near future, there will be wind/snow/rain/sleet/freezing temperatures (delete appropriate).
Maybe this was what you were thinking of
the Express is the paper to read for extreme weather predictions. I meant to keep a tally for this winter. I think we've had 4 "Polar Plunge" front page headlines since October. Perhaps you remember the abnormal heat wave that was predicted for October?
The express article may be based on the usual source of nonsense, but the GFS has some ensemble models with very, very low air pressure on Dec 26th, matching or exceeding the great storm of 87. There is wide variation in the predictions, but it's worth keeping a wary eye on it.
The Express have freely revealed that circulation goes up by 10% every time the front page proclaims an alarming weather forecast. Hence the grimmer and grimmer get the headlines i suppose.
I believe that last Friday they hit the double, with both storms and Diana on the front page.
I suppose it was a slow news day, merely some old guy dying half a world away
Isnt it about time something was done about this paper's constant fear mongering?
Isn't it about time something was done about UKc'rs constant moaning about paper's?
Especially those they never read but seem to know so much about.
It actually has been pretty bad where I live http://yle.fi/uutiset/storm_brings_near-record_high_winds/6982983 near record windspeeds. I woke up at 4 am this morning when I heard a big bang but couldn't work out what had made it. Winds slackening a bit now, but still a bit worried that I have cycle 30 kms in a couple of hours!
The Daily Hate Mail and Express are always a good laugh to read.
It sells papers. And drives lots of traffic to their website via threads like this!
Indeed, they can even leave the YTS guy in charge for the day and go do the pub, as folk doing the marketing for them for nowt as each click generates cash.
"Vantage Weather Services
VWS is one of the few forecasters to cast serious doubt over the whole issue of climate change and its twin guise of global warming. As from the outset when the media first became seriously interested in the issue several years ago, our stance remains firm with the belief that firstly, it is all cyclical and not one progressive trend towards an eventuality, and secondly, that the evidence provided remains inconclusive."
and most of their readership probably cant remember what they had for tea the day before, let alone whether the express was right or wrong about its last few apocalyptic forecasts
Selective memory at work, to put it kindly. Its noticeable too that theres usually an advert for water boiler insurance, or similar, not far from the doom headline.
If it is in the Express the storms will be from the extreme right of our country veering to the outrageous! Which reminds me I must get some more toilet paper. Merry Christmas all you Express readers ho ho ho.
What a great story! Something to look forward to then
you gonna eat your hat?
According to the Weathermen it's all America's fault
"Nathan giggled as he held his Christmas present, a weather forecasting machine from Jonathan Powell. It was a curious 6-sided block with numbers on it which Jonathan rolled across the floor. Nathan remembered his wise words "A 1 or a 2 is apocalyptic snow, 3 or 4 is apocalyptic rain and 5 or 6 is apocalyptic sun/heatwave. Obviously I also quickly glance out of the window too". Nathan shivered. He liked Uncle Jonathan but he didn't like it when he touched him with one of his webbed claws. Jonathan's big vertically opening oily eyes also scared him. Nathan rolled the cube. A 6! Apocalyptic heatwave in January! He carefully put it back on the shelf where he kept his special things and took out his box of crayons to write his latest weather report....."
-Comment on the Express website on one of the Apocalypse news stories.
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