The Day I Thought I Misled the President of the United States: A Visualization Tragicomedy

Alberto Cairo
Sep 19, 2019 · 6 min read

On August 27, 2019, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted that tropical storm Dorian would become a hurricane and that Florida was in its probable path:

A few months before, I had finished writing a new book about how visualizations can mislead and deceive. One of its chapters explains how to interpret…