Thursday, 1 November 2007

They DO listen...

You may be aware that I copy advisories from the NHC onto my Tropical Cyclones blog, but in a legible format. Last night, I found an inconsistency in one of the bulletins. So, I plugged them an email.

Dear Sirs,

With reference to Public Advisory 17, I am confused with regards to the tropical storm warnings in force across the island of Cuba. In public advisory 16, the warning was lifted from the provinces of  Guantanamo and Sancti Spiritus. In P.A. 17, the warning for these two provinces is back on, referred to as "remains in effect".

Could you please clarify?

Many thanks,
[signed]

This was their reply.

Thanks for your e-mail and for bringing this to our attention.
We will run a correction shortly.

Regards,

Dennis Feltgen
Public Affairs Officer
Meteorologist
National Hurricane Center
Miami, Florida

6 comments:

  1. Wha..?  Couldn't they just explain on or off?  Geeps, your postings are more accurate and reader-friendly, maybe they were too envious to be clear.  CATHY
    http://journals.aol.com/luddie343/DARETOTHINK/  

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  2. Now if you could just get AOL to listen,(you knew I was going to say this -right?).
    connie

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  3. I am sure Dennis is still wiping the egg off his face.  Good for you to have discovered the error, perhaps they could hire you for accuracy checks.  :)
    Lisa

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  4. Well spotted Guido.  What would they do without your input ?  What must the poor folks underneath that storm feel when they see these forecasts too?

    Jeanie

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  5. Wow!  That is great!  

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  6. Well, that's good to know.  Good of them to reply.
    Lori

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