All smoke, no fire
Well, the "secret" NOAA fact sheet discussed in this post has now been posted in full on Roger Pielke Jr.’s site, and it contains … nothing of any interest. It’s a two-page set of talking points about hurricane science, all well-known and well-discussed. (Also read Roger’s follow-up.)
It would seem, then, that Bush political appointees created this controversy out of whole cloth, by virtue of their instinct to cover things up and keep things secret — even things that are utterly harmless.