Weather I’m right . . .

August 21, 2008

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you were expecting to take a lot of long walks in your shorts and sandals this January and February:

Farmers’ Almanac says cold winter ahead.

As George Carlin said: Tonight’s forecast — dark, followed by partly scattered light. The almanac claims an 80 to 85 percent accuracy rate for its forecasts, which are prepared years in advance. Uh-huh. And Nostradamus got a couple of things right, not that remarkable considering that he made thousands of predictions. Anything any weather “expert” tells you about something more than 48 hours out is pure fiction.

Oh, and I predict that this cold winter will be followed by a gradual warming tend called spring and a summer that some might consider “hot.”

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3 Responses to “Weather I’m right . . .”

  1. Harl Delos Says:

    When I took a statistics class, back in the dark ages, the instructor talked about economics statistics that were “seasonally adjusted.”

    Seasonally adjusted, he pointed out, it gets hottest in the winter, and coldest in the summer. That’s because when it’s supposed to be 10F out, it’s a lot more likely to be 50 degrees too hot than 50 degrees too cold, and when it’s supposed to be 90F, it’s a lot more likely to be 50 degrees too cold than 50 degrees too hot.

    He also pointed out that in tough economic times, the price of hamburger goes up, while the price of porterhouse goes down, because people switch to cheaper grades of meat. He said the cheapest way to fight poverty was to reduce the price of single-malt scotch, so that people would have more money to spend on their entree in nice steakhouses.

    McCain’s right in step with that economics professor. He wants to give people a $5,000 tax credit to help people buy health insurance. Never mind that people that can use $5,000 tax credits tend to have jobs that include health insurance, while people who work minimum wage jobs, who have no health insurance, aren’t going to benefit much from a $5,000 tax credit.

  2. Bob G. Says:

    Oh yeah…AL SLEET, the “Hippy-Dippy Waetherman”…with all the hippy dippy weather, man.

    And let’s not forget the rest of the report:

    “Huge cracks have appeared in the earth’s crust and large flaming rocks are falling from the sky…so I wouldn’t sweat those THUNDERSTORMS due in tonight.
    And Tomorrow’s high…whenever I get up….!”

    😉

    B.G.

  3. Sue Says:

    Geez–I Miss George!!


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