Forecasting the Weather Is Getting Harder and More Serious

From a New York Times story by Marc Tracy headlined “As Storms Intensify, the Job of TV Weather Person Gets More Serious”:

After the remains of Hurricane Ida dumped historic levels of rainin the Northeast last year, ABC News’s chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee, stood in front of a collapsed bridge in New Jersey and gave viewers of “Good Morning America” a clear warning.

“Human-induced” global warming does not cause storms like Hurricane Ida to happen in the first place, Ms. Zee said. But the warmer ocean temperatures do make them more destructive.