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Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:17pm.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, CO (OTTAWA CITIZEN) -- Two top U.S. hurricane forecasters, revered like rock stars in Deep South hurricane country, are quitting the practice because it doesn’t work. William Gray and Phil Klotzbach say a look back shows their past 20 years of forecasts had no value. Last week, the pair dropped this announcement out of a clear, blue sky: “We are discontinuing our early December quantitative hurricane forecast for the next year ... Our early December Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts of the last 20 years have not shown real-time forecast skill even though the hindcast studies on which they were based had considerable skill.” Read more at http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Hurricane+predictors+admit+they+predict+hurricanes/5847032/story.html#ixzz1gRpmwMCH

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