Atlantic Hurricane Season 2008
Posted on November 1, 2008 Comments (0)
Here is a nice post on weather and understanding data – Atlantic Hurricane Season 2008
When encapsulated in the recent active period in North Atlantic activity (1995-2007), 2008 experienced normal or expected activity as measured by ACE. In terms of a long-term climatology, either the last 30 or 65 years, 2008 is clearly an above average year.
Data can’t lie but mistaken assumptions can lead you to form mistaken impressions. If you believe the number of named storms = hurricane activity and then are surprised that in fact there was many more days of hurricane activity it is not because the data lied but because you didn’t understand what the data represented.