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It ain't gonna rain no more!

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No direct quotes SR. Why?

Are you suggesting the various ministers at the briefing got it all wrong? That the BOM didn't say what they were said to have said. Well presumably there's evidence of them setting the record straight, eh? Somewhere....Bueller, Bueller.

There's plenty of other articles on the WWW about this. Perhaps you could check some of them out to set your curious mind at ease. But you'd better hurry...these inconvenient facts tend to get 404'd pretty quickly.
Posted by mhaze, Friday, 14 February 2020 11:28:46 AM
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The BOM had a nice little lady with a Chinese sounding name on one, [probably all], of the evening news programs telling the world rather forlornly that there was no prospect of even moderate rain to help with the bush fires before the end of May.

I don't watch the rather useless rubbish that is produced by TV news rooms, or read newspapers either for that matter, but must have been passing through the lounge room at the time.

My immediate thought was that the BOM was challenging fate rather with such a pronouncement, particularly as their predictions of rain particularly are usually wrong at more than 48 hours.

What the hell do you Greenies do at night, this pronouncement was on all the TV channels my lady watches for a couple of days.
Posted by Hasbeen, Friday, 14 February 2020 11:53:02 AM
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The BOM has trouble getting daily forecasts right. The most useless government department; easily replaced by a cheap barometer and a look out the window.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 14 February 2020 12:48:56 PM
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Mark Twain said: "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it."

I bet he had the AGW/CC denialists in mind when he said that.

I bet he thought that one day there would be a whole bunch of people who refuse to admit the truth of a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence.
Posted by Mr Opinion, Friday, 14 February 2020 1:57:59 PM
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Dear mhaze,

Do try and get all slippery again mate. It's getting really tiresome.

Hasbeen put in quotation marks this supposed quote from the BOM; "no rain until the end of May".

Max Green rightly challenged him with “please quote where the Bureau of Meteorology said it wouldn't rain till May”.

You leapt to Hasbeen's defence saying; “Let me help you out there, Hassie..” and providing the link below;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7778895/Australian-forecasters-warn-no-significant-rainfall-six-months.html

The thing is there is absolutely no quote from the BOM saying "no rain until the end of May" is there. What it did report second hand was that the BOM's prediction for Australia as a whole was;

“Australia is set to swelter for another six months before its next significant rainfall, forecasters have warned”

Hasbeen got called out. You got called out. And you both really need to apologise for yet again misrepresenting the facts.
Posted by SteeleRedux, Friday, 14 February 2020 2:25:18 PM
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Standard operating bullsh!t from SR.

Parse a sentence to its very limits and then claim errors.

1. The Hassie quote was correct. It was from the article.
2. There was a meeting in Moree where the BOM told ministers from around Australia that there'd be no rain of any significance for 6 months. That was in December. If you get a calculator and ask a 10yr old for help you'll find that 6 months takes us to May.
3. BOM got it wrong. Manipulating the odd word here or there doesn't change that.

But SR has so many ways to ignore things he doesn't want to be true that its really hardly surprising when he ends up leading himself up the garden path. If your first response to any unwanted data is to find a way to ignore it, you'll rarely end up with a full understanding of the facts.

“Australia is set to swelter for another six months before its next significant rainfall, forecasters have warned”
And said forecasters were wrong. Utterly, laughably wrong. And their models were wrong. Utterly and laughably wrong.
Posted by mhaze, Friday, 14 February 2020 2:49:24 PM
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