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Southern California Weather Authority
« on: June 02, 2011, 05:48:40 PM »
Is anyone here familiar with this site, or with Kevin Martin who also runs Tornado Risk Analysis Model, and Weather Space? He seems to be in some hot water...

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 05:54:29 PM »
More details?

I remember him as OWN. Ontario Weather Network.

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 06:51:56 PM »
   I looked at the SCWA website. It looked ok but it seemed that some did not function.  It has not been updated since 30 May 2011. What kind of trouble is he in?
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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 10:45:55 PM »
National Weather Service put out a disclaimer:  "NWS is the sole official voice of the U.S. Government for warnings of hazardous weather, including tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, floods and others."
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns11martin.htm dated Fri June 3, 2011
NWS posted this information on their FaceBook status page.
NWS has no association with Mr. Kevin Martin, the Southern California Weather Authority, or Tornado Risk Analysis Model. The weather forecasts and products distributed by them may have formatting or contain content that could be confused with that of NWS. Mr. Martinís weather products have no connection with nor are they the products of NWS."
There is some good, interesting, amusing, annoying information posted in the 325, and counting, comments to the NWS post on Facebook.

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 06:13:27 PM »
National Weather Service put out a disclaimer:  "NWS is the sole official voice of the U.S. Government for warnings of hazardous weather, including tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, floods and others."
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns11martin.htm dated Fri June 3, 2011
NWS posted this information on their FaceBook status page.
NWS has no association with Mr. Kevin Martin, the Southern California Weather Authority, or Tornado Risk Analysis Model. The weather forecasts and products distributed by them may have formatting or contain content that could be confused with that of NWS. Mr. Martinís weather products have no connection with nor are they the products of NWS."
There is some good, interesting, amusing, annoying information posted in the 325, and counting, comments to the NWS post on Facebook.

For the NWS to issue a statement like that, he must have really pushed the wrong buttons!   :roll:



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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 07:57:57 PM »
Posted on his website, it says NWS employees are now forbidden from going to his sites or social media sites while on duty. Seems he has posted IP addresses of government computers, and has created videos of NWS offices blowing up. Which of course is really a stupid thing to do. I saw some of his "products", and they have the look and feel of NWS statements, including going with the ALL CAPS. It almost looks like he is taking the NWS products, making a few edits, then calling them his own, hard to say for sure. Anyone that uses his warnings and blows off official warnings from the NWS are taking a great risk IMHO. He seems like a complete nutjob.

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 08:02:54 PM »
Posted on his website, it says NWS employees are now forbidden from going to his sites or social media sites while on duty. Seems he has posted IP addresses of government computers, and has created videos of NWS offices blowing up. Which of course is really a stupid thing to do. I saw some of his "products", and they have the look and feel of NWS statements, including going with the ALL CAPS. It almost looks like he is taking the NWS products, making a few edits, then calling them his own, hard to say for sure. Anyone that uses his warnings and blows off official warnings from the NWS are taking a great risk IMHO. He seems like a complete nutjob.

Don't know about his history Kid, but we did indeed get a directive from HQ this week to basically stay away from his sites and not contact him while on duty.  :shock:

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 12:30:09 PM »
He sounds like a kook to me. just sayin!

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 07:07:06 PM »
He's back at it again .. https://www.facebook.com/WeatherAlertCentral apparently the Gulf of Mexico and much of the southern US is under a hurricane warning right now Loooooooooooooooooool!!! this guy is a fraud .. idk why the FBI or whoever can't just step in and arrest this guy he's gonna cost people lives.. He got called out on the weather channel as a fake and yet he has 21k+ likes lol..

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 01:10:10 AM »

He's back at it again .. https://www.facebook.com/WeatherAlertCentral apparently the Gulf of Mexico and much of the southern US is under a hurricane warning right now Loooooooooooooooooool!!! this guy is a fraud .. idk why the FBI or whoever can't just step in and arrest this guy he's gonna cost people lives.. He got called out on the weather channel as a fake and yet he has 21k+ likes lol..
Same reason they can't stop people from dressing up in military uniforms loaded with fake medals.  They say it's a first amendment right to lie.

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 04:03:18 PM »

He's back at it again .. https://www.facebook.com/WeatherAlertCentral apparently the Gulf of Mexico and much of the southern US is under a hurricane warning right now Loooooooooooooooooool!!! this guy is a fraud .. idk why the FBI or whoever can't just step in and arrest this guy he's gonna cost people lives.. He got called out on the weather channel as a fake and yet he has 21k+ likes lol..
Same reason they can't stop people from dressing up in military uniforms loaded with fake medals.  They say it's a first amendment right to lie.

I think facebook took him down cuz now the link goes back to facebook main page! haha :D

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 05:12:22 PM »
^ Yes, they did.  I got the same thing.  I saw the WhACko's page before they took it down and saw where they predicted that the so-called hurricane would be going right into the middle of the GOM.  The following is an excerpt from a related article.

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This week, hoax page "Weather Alert Central" created a forecast that shows the Gulf Coast in a red cone of danger, predicting that a hurricane will hit somewhere between Texas and Florida.

The big problem? There's only a tropical wave right now.

The page shared a new forecast late Tuesday night that goes as far as to predict that a shows a Katrina-like impact. That false forecast has been shared more than 300 times.

Whoever is in charge of that page also created a Twitter account that they used to insult Alabama meteorologist James Spann who told his followers that the image is a scam.

Rest of article: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/weather_hoaxer_sharing_false_h.html

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 05:21:34 PM »
^ Yes, they did.  I got the same thing.  I saw the WhACko's page before they took it down and saw where they predicted that the so-called hurricane would be going right into the middle of the GOM.  The following is an excerpt from a related article.

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This week, hoax page "Weather Alert Central" created a forecast that shows the Gulf Coast in a red cone of danger, predicting that a hurricane will hit somewhere between Texas and Florida.

The big problem? There's only a tropical wave right now.

The page shared a new forecast late Tuesday night that goes as far as to predict that a shows a Katrina-like impact. That false forecast has been shared more than 300 times.

Whoever is in charge of that page also created a Twitter account that they used to insult Alabama meteorologist James Spann who told his followers that the image is a scam.

Rest of article: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/weather_hoaxer_sharing_false_h.html

ya kevin martin is a nutjob!!

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Re: Southern California Weather Authority
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 08:06:06 PM »
The guy is bound to cause havoc if not already!!! Someone needs to shut him down, seriously!! The fact he's issuing his own WATCHES, WARNINGS and so on, is really dangerous. ANYONE on here that works for the Government, NWS, NOAA or wherever needs to get this guy taken care of, now.