June 12, 2007, - 12:38 pm

Al-Qaeda Laughing @ National Weather Service

If Al-Qaeda and its billion supporters throughout the Muslim world aren’t laughing at this, they should be.
The FBI is looking for someone who is sending bogus informantion that caused the National Weather Service to issue fake (they call them “unnecessary”) weather warnings. It’s caused forecasters to worry that, in the future, their weather alerts won’t be taken seriously and will be ignored.
More from AP:

The false reports persuaded the weather service to issue at least four severe thunderstorm warnings that should not have been issued and caused confusion in confirming damage from a tornado, according to Tom Schwein, an administrator for the weather service’s 14-state regional office in Kansas City, Mo. . . . The culprit . . . sent the reports to forecasters on the weather service’s Web page.

Well, here’s a tip for the forecasters at the National Weather Service forecasters: Don’t believe everything you hear. I mean, after all, I thought you guys were meteorologists and scientists who derive your forecasts from following weather patterns and other indicators. Didn’t think you were like the Weekly World News and rebroadcast anything you hear from just anyone.
Tip #2 for National Weather Service forecasters: I hear there will be a snowstorm later today in Detroit. And a tsunami is about to occur in the middle of Lake Okeechobee. Read it and believe it.

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2 Responses

Oh, is that why Wisconsin got about two days of severe weather alerts when it was beautiful and sunny outside? It sure seemed weird to me.

LibertarianBulbasaur on June 12, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Hello Friends

queen on May 23, 2010 at 8:42 am

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