Hurricane forecast tweaked to make forecast team appear more knowledgable than they really are in future media stories – Season’s hurricane forecast downgraded – Sep 1, 2006

DENVER, Colorado (AP) — Hurricane forecaster William Gray downgraded his expectations for the 2006 Atlantic storm season Friday, calling for a slightly below-average year, with only five hurricanes instead of the seven previously forecast.Two of the hurricanes will be intense, according to Gray’s forecasting team, based at Colorado State University.

“We have made changes in our predictions for this season in order to maintain our reputation for accuracy,” a spokesman for the team said.

In other news, the Ministry of Truth announced today that “Eurasia is the enemy. Eurasia has always been the enemy.”

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