Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Confession of Hyperbole

The headline reads, "El Nino on the way." The second paragraph of this AP story about a northern Arizona rainstorm refers to the storm as the "latest in a series of October storms that could provide a preview of what's in store in the coming months as an El Nino system moves in." The pictures were of a woman being rescued from her car in a flooded wash, an event which happens regularly during the Monsoon Season in Arizona.

The article then goes on at great length about the effects of El Nino on California and the Southwest and, near the end, quotes the National Weather Service in Phoenix that, the "storms that struck Arizona were not El Nino-related."

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