Eric Berger: Stupid Meteorologist Tricks

Iowa Climate Science Education

Guest ?Letterman shtick? by David Middleton

Who else remembers way back when David Letterman was funny? Two skits really stood out:

  1. Top Ten Lists
  2. Stupid Pet Tricks

Eric Berger provided his version of Stupid Meteorologist Tricks in this ARS Technica article:

GO AWAY, LAURA ?
There?s a big hurricane headed toward Texas, and it?s a nightmare forecast
As a meteorologist, all I can think is ?here we go again.?
ERIC BERGER ? 8/25/2020

It seems increasingly likely thatHurricane Laurawill continue to intensify on Tuesday and Wednesday before making landfall along the upper Texas coast, or possibly southwestern Louisiana, early on Thursday.

Of all the many named storms in 2020?and we are on the ?L? storm already with the early September peak of the Atlantic hurricane season still looming?this one has the potential to wreak the most widespread devastation yet. This is because Laura will likely become a major…

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