- The governor of Florida predicted landfall would occur in the Florida Panhandle. He presented that as fact. While landfall in the Panhandle is possible, it looks less likely (see my postings below).
- Worse, former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour was attempting to reassure his audience that Issac "isn't Katrina." Well, when Katrina was nearest the location of Isaac Katrina was only a tropical storm! The proof is below:
I'm not saying that Isaac will be "another Katrina." That remains to be seen.
Politicians can play a useful role in marshaling governmental resources and ordering evacuations. But, that is not weather forecasting.
I propose a deal to Mr. Barbour: You run campaigns. Let meteorologists forecast the weather.