The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don't - Chapter 4: For years You've Been Telling Us that Rain Is Green Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4: For years You've Been Telling Us that Rain Is Green Summary and Analysis

On August 23, 2005, several small vortices, spirals of wind rotating in a counterclockwise motion, were spotted over the Bahamas. These seemingly harmless disturbances escalated and grew into a devastating hurricane called Katrina. It first cut across Florida as a category 1 storm and grew in strength as he traveled across the Gulf of Mexico. The computer models all saw the same trajectory for the storm; it was heading directly to New Orleans. The city had always been a nightmare to weather forecasters. The city wasn't on the gulf, it actually was sunken into it. It was below sea level and both the people and the city were vulnerable to devastating harm. There were warnings to make structural changes but city officials were concerned...

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