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Last Wednesday: Trump receives briefing about #Dorian. Storm track over FL peninsula, into Gulf & possibly Alabama.
7-day forecast was highly uncertain (obviously since it changed)

Weekend: Trump Tweets that Alabama will be hit hard (wrong)
The Tweet should have been corrected, adjusted or deleted to assure folks in Alabama that Dorian was out of range.


Trump is still going -- and a major hurricane is about to make landfall in the Carolinas.

This is nauseating b/c it obfuscates the great work being done.
Only one of the top stories on Washington Post is actual news related to Dorian, so people are reading the media back-and-forth that Trump is feeding.

Now Trump could be guilty of "doctoring a weather map"…
Although, there is some sleight of hand going on by the media.

e.g. Alabama never was threatened or in the forecast to be hit by Dorian.

False. The storm doesn't just stop after 5-days. The NOAA forecasts had Dorian centered in Alabama.

That forecast was just wrong.
For the record, while the NHC "cone" goes to Day 5, NOAA still needs to generate 7-day forecast grids for ... the hurricane needs to go somewhere after Day 5.

WPC issues 7-day forecasts -- in direct coordination with NHC.
Of course, 7-day forecasts are fraught with uncertainty & the eventual track location of Dorian was nowhere near Alabama.

Perhaps when the nonsense dies down, something good with effective communication of weather forecasts can come about.

Although, probably not on Twitter.
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