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Number Two Appears in Eye of Hurricane
Status: Real
image Viewers of NBC2 saw something strange during the station's coverage of Hurricane Wilma. In the Doppler loop video of the storm coming ashore, the number two suddenly appeared in the eye of the hurricane, formed momentarily by the swirling clouds. The number is so perfectly shaped that it seems like it has to be fake (some form of over-the-top station self-identification). But apparently it's real. The station swears that the image hasn't been altered, and they've provided a link to a NOAA image of the storm [the link is now dead] to prove that the number two really did briefly form in the eye of the storm. I'm sure that Scott Stevens will claim this is proof that the Yakuza really are creating hurricanes.
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 01, 2005
The link to the "NOAA image" is invalid. Hoax.
Posted by Craig  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  07:17 AM
No it isn't. Real
Posted by Ethan  in  Ilford  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  08:27 AM
The link works for me.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  09:50 AM
Not Found
The requested URL /data/radar/archive/Tue/kamx/241002.gif was not found on this server.
Posted by Craig  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  09:59 AM
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The requested URL /data/radar/archive/Tue/kamx/241002.gif was not found on this server.
Posted by azog  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  10:44 AM
You're right. It no longer works. It seemed to still be working for me, but I was really only seeing the image stored in my browser's cache. Unfortunately I didn't save the image. But it was there.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  12:12 PM
Right click is disabled on that tv newsstation's page too. The one whose station logo has a 2 in it that is stylized remarkably like the 2 in the hurricane eye.

Yeah, its a real photoshop job.
Posted by Craig  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  12:36 PM
It's not Photoshopped according to the article.
Posted by Reynard Muldrake  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  01:09 PM
If they photoshopped it, then they had to photoshop the NOAA image too. And I swear I saw it (when the link was still working), and it looked like a 2. It's just an example of a chance cloud formation.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  08:02 PM
You got Punk'd by Channel 2 dude!

Admit it and move on, it'll be easier that way.

I'm still laughing that they got you that easy. There's a very good reason that image doesn't exist on NOAA's website...
Posted by Craig  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  11:05 PM
Definitely looks fake to me. The "2" is abosolutely not moving in the same patterns as any of the other clouds.
Posted by Big Gary, blustery  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  11:19 PM
Whoops, I mean "absolutely not".
Posted by Big Gary, blustery  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  11:20 PM
The two seems to be moving normally to me and it does look different to the 2 in their logo (a verticle line before the bottom line not a diagonal) now i can't see the NOAA image but i don't see anything to tell me it's not real.

Nature can do some freaky things.
Posted by Geekmafia  in  Dublin, Ireland  on  Wed Nov 02, 2005  at  01:50 PM
it is a sign .. the second coming... wink
Posted by AAB  on  Wed Nov 02, 2005  at  04:47 PM
okay NOW the link is not working but i've seen weird clouds formations before and this is no differnt IT IS REAL!!!!
Posted by ethan  in  ilford  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  08:11 AM
the nbc site has now got a link to the weather war website which shows the 2 aswell
Posted by ethan  in  ilford  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  08:14 AM
Okay, here's NOAA's image of the 2. It's not as clear as the image from NBC2, but the accuweather guy explains that "For the most part, everyone uses the same radar data from the same radar hardware, but depending on what color scale the radar picture is using, and whether or not software attempts to remove low-decibel 'ground clutter' returns, the 2 is more clear on some radar images than others."
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  02:34 PM
In other words, yeah, the "2" is fake. Some clouds have been taken out and others added to make the figure into a "2." My name is Errol Flynn if you just take some letters out, add others, and rearrange them a bit.
Posted by Big Gary, retreating faster  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  06:56 PM
The 2 is real!

Repent, Unbelievers!
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  07:02 PM
I'm a resident of Southwest Florida & was fortunate enough to not lose power during Hurricane Wilma. I speak without hesitation when saying that I witnessed the "2" on live television. It's not a hoax.
Posted by Dave  in  Fort Myers, FL  on  Sat Nov 05, 2005  at  10:19 AM
How can it be fake when I watched it on LIVE coverage as the hurricane was hitting my home town? I didn't beleive it myself at first, and probably wouldn't beleive it now if i hadn't seen it first hand.
Posted by Sara  in  lehigh acres, fl  on  Sat Nov 05, 2005  at  11:12 AM
I also live in Southwest Florida and I saw it on live TV, too. It's real!!
Posted by Rachel  in  Fort Myers, Florida  on  Sat Nov 05, 2005  at  12:33 PM
"Right click is disabled on that tv newsstation's page too. The one whose station logo has a 2 in it that is stylized remarkably like the 2 in the hurricane eye."

Right clicking has always been disabled on the website, it's a copyright protection. NBC-2 is a professional newscasting company, they wouldn't mess around with said sensitive subjects when they are the primary newscasting channel in the most-heavily damaged areas on the west-coast.
Posted by Brad  on  Sat Nov 05, 2005  at  05:28 PM
This site also shows a picture of the "2" from the NOAA site: http://www.wxnation.com/blog/?p=1007
Posted by Rachel  in  Fort Myers, FL  on  Mon Nov 07, 2005  at  09:09 AM
http://wwwa.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/community_blog.asp?webcaster=COMMUNITY&date=2005-11-03_0141





whatever it is, the pic(s) are not fake...

and it didn't appear 'momentarily', it only looks momentariliy in GIF loops - if you check times on radar scan (last link) you'll see that it lasted about an hour...

'nature can do most amazing things'. Yea, right. Technology doubly so.
Posted by ovajonaj  in  Amsterdam  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  07:26 AM
At http://www.bible-codes.org, Dean Coombs says that Wilma had 2 eyes (vortex) when it was a Category 5. Which was a Sign from God (Jesus) that the End-of-this-Age is very close. Jesus wrote the "2" in the eye, which refers to Wilma's 2 eyes (we think). And the Second Coming of Christ is very near.
At http://www.christian-forum.net, we posted the image directly from the NBC-2.com/articles website, plus some comments from our readers.

Jesus wrote the 2 in the eye of the Storm.

Katrina's eye went directly over the National Hurricane Center in Florida, which is a Sign that God is in control of these Storms. God puts the Storms exactly where He wants them.

There are many other Signs at the http://www.bible-codes.org web-site.

Visitors are welcome.
Posted by dennis manning  in  nc  on  Fri Nov 25, 2005  at  11:40 AM
That is the single most nonsensical sight I have ever visited. Those people are seriously disturbed if they actually believe all that crap.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Fri Nov 25, 2005  at  11:46 AM
http://www.christian-forum.net/index.php?showtopic=2346

It's me again, dennis manning.
The above address will take you directly to the Wilma article.
Posted by dennis manning  in  nc  on  Fri Nov 25, 2005  at  12:13 PM
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30)

Merry Christmas Everybody!
Posted by StormAngel  in  United States  on  Mon Aug 13, 2007  at  04:45 AM
The image is real. I am the News Director at Waterman Broadcasting and was in the weather center when the image came up. We have our own Doppler Radar with a much better view of any storms in the area than the NOAA radar. No everyone doesn't use the same radar. You can see the outline of the image in the NOAA shot - but image a radar much closer to the storm and scanning it at a lower level than one in Key West or Tampa.
Posted by Darrel Lieze-Adams  in  Fort Myers Florida  on  Tue Oct 26, 2010  at  10:54 AM
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