Letter: False predictions of hurricanes

This handout photo provided by the National Oceanic

This handout photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), taken July 24, 2013, shows Tropical Storm Dorian. Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, slightly cutting back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to somewhere between six and nine. updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, slightly cutting back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to somewhere between six and nine. (AP Photo/NOAA) Photo Credit: AP Photo

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Well, here it is the beginning of September, and we still have not had a full-blown hurricane in the Atlantic or Caribbean basin. All season, the so-called weather experts have been advising the public that this hurricane season promises to be a very active one ["July's heat wave belies mild summer," News, Aug. 30]. Well, once again these forecasters have hyped their predictions.

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They do it so people will listen. At this point, it seems as if the hurricane season is gone with the wind.

John Amato, Fresh Meadows

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