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The irony is that he claims the woman calling in was actually not even true, he made it up. What an amazing coincidence that he chose that day to make up such a story. metro.co.uk/2012/10/15/weatherman-michael-fish-corrects-great-storm-blunder-in-new-youtube-advert-25-years-on-606463/
You know, I give credit to Michael for doing this because he spent a long time after the storm trying to explain how the forecast 'wasn't wrong' when it clearly was by most measures. No one should really apportion blame to him because weather modeling was not like it is today, in 1987. It was a freak storm afterall, and obviously many, many others at the Met office missed it too, including the big cheeses whose job it is to issue warnings and the like.
Supposedly he was referring to Hurricane Floyd in the US (which was already dying out). With the lack of data and poor weather models they had to deal with in 1987, they did the best they could. When a storm goes through a "bombogensis cycle" (air pressure drops 1mb an hour for 24 hours) it can intensify very quickly.