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Saturday, August 27, 2011

wtf is this, Accuweather? ( #irene #accuweathersucks )

I know all the networks are hyping the hurricane way more than it deserves (rational warnings are good; hyperbole is bad), but look at the insane new color coding AccuWeather just added.

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WTF is this? Raining blood?

For comparison, here's the actual NOAA rada, without editorial embellishments:

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Come on, Accuweather. You're not helping.

When Armageddon doesn't happen, people will remember, and disparage you (and all weather forecasts, and rational weather warnings; and science in general) in the future.

It's a big storm, not the end of the freaking world.

Jeebus.