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A Short Treatise on Hurricanes by an Old Master
      Wed Aug 02 2006 06:30 PM

Grady Norton, venerated Chief Forecaster, wrote this in 1947. It's called "A Soliloquy". 31 pages pdf

National Weather Service/Weather Bureau
1955 Exceptional Service Award
Grady Norton, (posthumous), Miami, Florida -- For contributions of exceptional value to humanity and the public safety in developing the hurricane warning service.

We've come quite a ways in 60 years. Keep on truckin' you young Mets...
"Hurricane Hazel (1954) slams into the Carolinas and causes destruction all the way to Toronto. Grady Norton dies during the ongoing effort to forecast this storm."

Who you gonna' believe?
Me, or your damn lying eyes?
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