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A fake weather forecast is making its way around social media that shows Hurricane Irma tracking directly toward the Texas/Louisiana Gulf coast.
The National Weather Service warned Friday that the storm warning is misleading.
Keep your eyes out for fake forecasts. THIS is what an official NOAA advisory looks like. Note: forecast only goes out 5 days. #Irma pic.twitter.com/9k87y7jkMz
Among the users sharing the false forecast, a Buzzfeed reporter on Twitter pointed out a public Facebook post shared more than 36,000 times.
“Everyone needs to pay attention to Hurricane Irma,” the post reads. “She’s predicted to come through Mexico, hit us and everything in between up to Houston. She's already a Category 2 and hasn't even got into warm water yet.”
originally posted by: skunkape23
That is real jerk ass thing to do.
South Texas is a mess.
We don't need any bull#.
originally posted by: jrod
Good find. Thanks for posting.
In my opinion, facebook is the biggest culprit in spreading 'fake forecasts' and its a lot more than fake forecasts; fake news especially the rabble rousing kind seems to have infected the giant social media platform.