AccuWeather tornado outlook elicits whirlwind of scorn

Popular weather vendor AccuWeather took the meteorological community by storm after releasing a highly specific outlook predicting 1,075 tornados in the U.S. during 2019 – a prediction critics say is unscientific and misleading, the Washington Post reports. “There is really no way to know … until a few days before a severe outbreak. It misleads the public into thinking we know more than we do so far in advance,” wrote Scott Feldman, a meteorology graduate from Iowa State University.