The unnamed, South Atlantic hurricane did come onshore last night. Unfortunately, what the American hurricane experts said was right and what Brazilian meteorologists said was wrong.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A whirling storm battered the coast of southern Brazil on Sunday, killing two people, injuring at least 39 others and destroying hundreds of homes, civil defense officials said Sunday.

American meteorologists said winds exceeded 74 mph, making the storm the first hurricane on record in the South Atlantic. Brazilian scientists originally disagreed, but on Sunday they acknowledged the winds could have been as high as 94 mph _ well above hurricane strength.

As I said yesterday, I was rooting for the Brazilians to be right. This is why!

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