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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 2:52:16 PM

Last year, you’ll recall, the weather experts forecast an ‘extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season.  The folks at Home Depot and Lowe’s must have been delighted.  And the analysts tracking crude oil futures fervently watched The Weather Channel for any probable paths their spaghetti models might reveal.  And to the experts’ apparent embarrassment, the gods delivered the quietest hurricane season that anyone had seen in 50 years. And now, after one of the quietest hurricane seasons in decades, forecasters with The Weather Channel predict a below-average 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.  What if they're wrong again? ...

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Raider44
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 11:31:16 AM

which basically means there is as good of a chance to be above average.
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 2:03:43 AM

Experts?
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:18:34 AM

Z
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 1:29:17 AM

k
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 1:20:40 AM

Time will tell...
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:46:02 PM

At least you see them coming days in advance; now tornadoes...
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:30:04 AM

I anticipate there will be a hurricane season every year.
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 11:31:33 AM

Anyone forecasting below average gas prices ??. The sooner the better .
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 6:36:54 AM

Time will tell
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GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 6:50:39 AM

We certainly can use a break!!!
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 1:13:50 AM

Time will tell...
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 8:31:34 AM

that's comforting
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Bill100
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 2:28:38 PM

I can have patience and wait to see what happens.
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2014 7:32:23 AM

Keep in mind Experts can be Wrong. These same experts did not anticipate the past winters weather to be as bad as it was until it was already upon us.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 11:22:27 PM

good
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:28:12 AM

actually jrsva, 'cane season around here starts 01 June. That's two days.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:28:10 AM

At that time, truly most but the more tenacious 'canes have left the area.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:28:09 AM

I'll believe it when 24 Dec rolls around.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 4:00:58 PM

I'll believe it when I see it
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2parrots
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 9:08:18 AM

The only qualifications these experts have are BSMS Phd
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ministorage
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 8:07:13 AM

If the "experts" predicted a quieter season, then I expect the opposite to happen. Batten down the hatches.

[Edited by: ministorage at 5/31/2014 8:08:36 AM EST]
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sgstang04
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 7:55:32 AM

I hope that they are right!
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 1:28:08 PM

No need for them, D.C. sucks enough life out of everything!
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 6:45:50 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 1:14:10 AM

Countryman2013 - "This article says that we have added "lots of new refining capacity in the last 20 years?" I keep reading that we have not built ANY new refineries in 25 years!!! Who do we believe? Lotta guessing going on!!!"

Lotta misinformation. We have built a couple of refineries in that time, but the new refining capacity has come almost completely by expanding existing refineries.
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 1:11:31 AM

Time will tell...
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dkp1960
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 5:23:13 PM

Bottom line is these are only predictioins. The real story is Big Oil uses this to justify their grossly over charging for oil products. We are always one event away from higher prices at the pump.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 2:56:13 PM

ok
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Costello
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 1:07:03 PM

And we will STILL have a price spike when we get them!!!
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:11:11 PM

Weather experts expect 'below average' 2014 hurricane season? Analysts tracking crude oil futures fervently watched The Weather Channel for any probable paths their 'spaghetti' models might reveal. The 'Weather Gods' delivered the quietest hurricane season in 50 years. The Weather Channel predicts a below average hurricane season. An active storm system could cause shutdowns that would tighten supplies through the US that is supplied by Gulf Coast refiners. Refinery shutdowns would resonate.
***Excuses, Excuses! You can't predict what Mother Nature will do, hurricanes will do what they want and go where they want! The price of fuel at the pump will never come down to reasonable levels, the 'Fuel Gods' have spoken. *Gas prices usually go UP with an approaching hurricane.
**Putz!! bwaaa ha ha ha !...
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:01:33 PM

I guess they have a crystal ball.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:55:33 AM

This article says that we have added "lots of new refining capacity in the last 20 years?" I keep reading that we have not built ANY new refineries in 25 years!!! Who do we believe? Lotta guessing going on!!!
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NotmeuQc
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:48:41 AM

This is good news if they are correct.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:47:14 AM

I knew that! :)
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:29:30 AM

Hope there right.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:14:01 AM

Only takes one. Amazed when we have had a tropical storm or a Cat 1, and the interviews are with people that say "i didn't think it would be bad, it was just a (cat 1 or storm). They breed high winds and tornados folks. I'll breath Dec 1st after storm season ends.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:11:34 AM

This is good. I hope they are right...
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:08:16 AM


WHAAAAAA?!?!?!?!?!

But But But - Obama says we are doomed due to GloBull Warming ! ! ! !

I'm sure the Weather "Experts" will be fired shortly.
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eyedropper
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:07:59 AM

Hope their forecast is more accurate than the "gas prices have peaked" forcast last month.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:06:03 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:06:00 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:04:06 AM

I HOPE THE FORECAST IS RIGHT. THIS WOULD BE VERY GOOD NEWS.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:03:46 AM

This hurricane forecast is several months old.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:02:17 AM

Repeat.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:02:13 AM

Well a blind pig gets an acorn once in a while.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:00:48 AM

Good luck with that long range forecast.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 10:59:51 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 10:58:52 AM

And next week we will read an article how these so called experts expect a high storm volume this year...who really knows
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 10:57:30 AM

Hope so.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 10:57:06 AM

time will tell
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