And The Winner Of The Tropical Storm Lee Linked To Globull Warming Competition Is….

The UK Guardian! Congratulations on your moonbattery for being 1st!

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Say, Terry Macalister? It’s a Tropical Storm. The current forecasted maximum winds for Lee are 65mph. Nothing to sneeze out, but, short of the barest of hurricanes. Most stories aren’t even bothering to mention the wind speeds, instead focusing on the associated rain (which is definitely not something to ignore, folks. Most hurricane deaths come from the water, in particular, drowning).

Anyhow, here we go

Hurricane Irene hit the US east coast over the weekend, killing at least 40 people, while a second hurricane, Katia, is already gathering in the Atlantic. Climatologists say global warming could be making these storms more frequent.

Um, right, sure thing, Sparky. Consider the paragraph 2 before the above

The storm — which will be named Lee if it turns into a hurricane — is likely to cause torrential rain and coastal flooding from the Florida panhandle to Texas, said the hurricane centre’s director, Bill Read.

Hey, Terry? It’s already named Lee, because it became a tropical storm. Tropical storms get named. Hence the reason it’s called “Tropical Storm Lee.” Besides, didn’t you say it was a hurricane in your headline?

Now, if those discussing the potential for “climate change” to make storms more frequent can’t even get that right….. Besides, it was over 1,076 days between US landfalling hurricanes, the longest stretch since the Civil War era. And some might quibble that Irene wasn’t really a hurricane.

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