Rush Limbaugh's 2006 police booking photo.
"It's gonna affect Florida no matter where it goes". Everybody says, "What do you think is going to happen?" All I do is analyze the data that they publish.
Limbaugh repeatedly clarified that he is not an actual meteorologist, but he does have his own system of analysis. Let me just put it this way.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, there were a dozen hurricanes affecting the United States between Katrina in 2005, and 2016-the last complete hurricane season on record. Let's call it Basement Depot. "You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media".
Do you realize here in south Florida, from where we are all the way down to Miami, you can not buy bottled water. That's when, he said, "I told my buddies" exactly where the hurricane would strike the US coast.
Digressing to lambaste "Big Water" companies he claimed had duped the public into eschewing their faucets, the host suggested various options. "They're going to go to their doctor".
No matter how much he insists he's not trying to replace the experts, though, Limbaugh clearly wants you to trust him over them, and that's a problem. "Because, after all, major population centers is where the major damage will take place and where we can demonstrate that these things are getting bigger, and they're getting more frequent and they're getting worse". And then they tie it to climate change, and they tie it to whatever.
As Category 4-strength Hurricane Irma inches closer to southern Florida, the commentator said on his program Thursday, "May as well announce this".
He added that he'll be back on the air next week from "parts unknown".
On Tuesday, Limbaugh said that he wasn't a meteorologist, but rather the "go-to-guy" in his circles for hurricane advice.
Limbaugh then added that it would be "legally impossible" to host the program in Palm Beach, but did not elaborate on what exactly that meant. Is Rush Limbaugh actually a government liberal?