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Washington Post Chief Meteorologist: Bill Nye Is a Weather Idiot

Home - by - February 12, 2013 - 12:30 America/New_York - 16 Comments

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Like all good Washington Post-ers, Jason Samenow the paper’s Chief Meteorologist was watching MSNBC on Saturday and happened upon guest Bill Nye-The Science Guy explaining all about the recent east coast blizzard. Apparently Nye got almost everything wrong and Mr. Samenow’s review was rather brutal, but Nye deserved it all!

To educate viewers on the science of the recent mega-blizzard that socked New England, MSNBC’s Craig Melvin brought onto his program noted “science guy” Bill Nye .

What followed was the one of the most flawed discussions of meteorology I’ve ever seen on a national network. In likening the blizzard and hurricane Sandy, Nye implies both storms originated off the coast from Africa, which is wrong.

Sandy formed in the Caribbean (not from an African wave) and the blizzard formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast (from the merger of two North American disturbances). Nye then draws an absurd comparison between East Coast storms and West Coast storms in an attempt to equate them. “If you live on the West Coast … that same type of storm is called a Sou’wester,” Nye says. “If you go to the sailboat store you can get a Nor’easter hat in New England but it’s a Sou’wester hat in Seattle.”

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» 16 Comments

  1. Death_By_Farts

    February 12th, 2013

    That bow tie makes him look like Pee-Wee Herman’s second cousin…

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  2. Anonymous

    February 12th, 2013

    I’ve never seen a “Sou’wester” hat, Willy, but I’ve got “Dumph’ ucker” hats for you and your cuzin algore .

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  3. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 12th, 2013

    He was almost funny at one time when he was with the Almost Live cast.

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  4. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 12th, 2013

    The Ineffectual Middle-Management Suck-ups

    After watching the video I just linked to, I realized it was ahead of it’s time and describes the Obama administration pretty well.

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  5. Kenny Sullivan

    February 12th, 2013

    Nye is an idiot no doubt, but I have been aware of “sou’wester” gear as long as I can remember.

    http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=sou'wester+hat&qpvt=sou%27wester+hat&FORM=HURE#x0y777

    I don’t know the origin, be we call a hard southwast gale a “sou’wester” here on the NC coast.

    It makes the tides dangerously LOW!

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  6. Keith in Seattle

    February 12th, 2013

    This guy isn’t even a scientist. He doesn’t have a degree one in science. Only meteorology. That’s it. So much for Bill Nye the Science tool…

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  7. IMPEACH Obama

    February 12th, 2013

    Bill Nye is as much a ‘science guy’ as obama is a skeet shooter.

    You can swallow that but you won’t keep it down.

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 12th, 2013

    He’s not explaining this for the intelligent people, he’s explaining it for MSNBC viewers. What does that tell you?

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  9. the aardvark

    February 12th, 2013

    My son saw Bill Nye once when we were driving in Seattle probably 20 yrs. or so ago. He was riding his bike as were heading N. towards Ballard visiting in laws. He might have been cool then but it was only because he had a kid’s show. He’s a typical libtard now. And Bill get rid of that damned bow tie, only nerds wear them and gas station attendants once upon a time when you actually got real service at a gas station.

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  10. Jimmy

    February 12th, 2013

    The guy is so friggin stupid that he can’t even be embarrassed.

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  11. Czar of Defenestration

    February 12th, 2013

    Goes to show you what a *great* Sidwell Friends School education can do for you…. /s

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  12. jtb02348

    February 12th, 2013

    I actually asked Bill Nye a scientific question once. I asked him (since he believes in evolution) how did the Universe get here?

    1. It came from nothing accidentally
    2. It came from nothing supernaturally
    3. It has always been here
    4. Its not here; it is an illusion.

    Btw, three of those answers can be prove (by demonstration) to be non-scientific.

    He wouldn’t answer me. I have asked that particular question many times to professor’s that believe in evolution like a head guy at the Univ of Toronto (i forget his name). And, they almost always come up with another answer that is not even fathomable. And, that’s because they know that answer’s 1 and 3 are not possible scientifically. #4 makes then insane and #2 makes them accountable to God. So they come up a lame brain answer and that is because they really choose #4. And, they know this makes them ready for the nuthouse.

    Your choice has always been this: you either believe Genesis 1:1 or you lose your mind! There are no other options.

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  13. Unruly Refugee

    February 12th, 2013

    Naturally 0bama voters are going to worship the “science” spewed out by bill nye — they are already addicted to bullshit.

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  14. norman einstein

    February 12th, 2013

    This guy is a snake oil salesman who parlayed that ‘science’ gig into a lot of money.
    I mean…how hard is it to teach kids science?
    Get an encyclopedia and look stuff up.

    His education is in mechanical drafting or something like that.
    Total phony…and he should stay in the shallow end.

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  15. sablegsd

    February 12th, 2013

    He’s an all round idiot. The only reason he got anywhere is his name could rhyme in some stupid little ditty that enabled the insane, regressive commies to believe they were scientific.

    bill boil, the science guy just doesn’t flow.

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  16. MNHawk

    February 13th, 2013

    Actually he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering…which is far from meteorology.

    Which is problem number 1.

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