vbhoutex wrote:WeatherGuesser wrote:The flack and fallout is ramping up:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012 ... ane-center
I wouldn't be too surprised to see a call for Knabb's resignation.
If calls for Knabb's resignation start popping up I will be one of the first people screaming foul!!!
I want to add a little clarification to my stance here. I received the following from a very reliable NWS source.
There is actually more to this message but this is the actual post I initially received.In this case, this was *not* NHC's call. They simply acquiesced to what the coastal NWS offices north of NC wanted. NHC did in fact propose TC watches during a couple of conference calls, however the coastal FO's - Wakefield VA, Mount Holly NJ (PHL), and Upton (NYC) - stated that they wanted to handle the storm with the non-tropical suite of products since they felt the cyclone was either going to already be post-tropical, or almost there.
I'm not saying one way or the other is better in this case, but a case such as this highlights the misperception that NHC does things unilaterally.
If anyone wants to cast alleged blame in this instance, then direct it at those NWS offices, not NHC.