When the 2007 hurricane season came to a close at the end of November, storm forecasters at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University must have felt some confliction over the events that occurred — or more specifically, the ones that didn’t.

While much storm activity was predicted, the fact that not much actually played out seems more like a reason for celebration, not dejection. Unless, of course, it’s your job to make those predictions. Therefore, there was a fair amount of defeat in the forecasters’ summary report for 2007, in which they admitted that, for the most part, their predictions failed to reflect actual events.

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