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Column: Trick to storm forecasting isn’t clairvoyance, but ‘the cone’
Rudi Kiefer
When Tropical Storm Eta brought 3 to 5 inches of rain to Miami and the rest of southern Florida, forecasters talked a lot about “the cone.” Hurricanes and their weaker brethren, tropical storms, aren’t cone-shaped. The cone refers to the area where a storm is predicted to go.