Why Meteorology isn’t Really Scientific
Observation is an important PART of the scientific method, but it is not the whole thing. Meteorologists have built a whole paradigm, complete with their own somewhat idiosyncratic terminology, based on this one PART of the scientific method. Consequently much of their terminology doesn’t parse with paradigms like physics and chemistry that are based on genuine empirical methods. No chemist or physicist would base an assumption or a conclusion on lack of evidence to the contrary or on something being unseen. But in meteorology that is perfectly normal.
They’ve been able to avoid scrutiny from other disciplines using methods similar to those of climatologists–politics. In fact, climatology learned their political methods by following meteorology’s lead.