In the battle of the hurricane blogs, I have to give the edge to Bob King. The Palm Beach Post storm-meister informs us in his most recent post that the National Hurricane Center gave big props to Fidel:
"SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA FOR PERMITTING THE RECON AIRCRAFT FLY RIGHT UP TO THEIR COASTLINE TO GATHER THIS CRITICAL WEATHER DATA."
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My only problem with King, who has always been a fine reporter in my book, is that, in the mugshot on the blog header, he looks like he's taking a dump. A pretty severe dump at that.
The Sun-Sentinel's hurricane blog, a group effort, has more postings and isn't terrible -- there just isn't much interesting on it.
One of the Sentinel bloggers is reporters Josh Frank, who penned the average weather story last week. In it I wrote that I'd never heard of a reporter pitching a weather story. It's usually some old codger of an editor with nothing better to do that comes up with those ideas. But Frank may be an exception -- he's a meteorologist himself, as he explained in his introductory post.