January 10, 2007

The Great Prognosticator

Let's see. I'm going to take a stab at some weather prognostications for 2007. If I remember correctly, around the 1997/1998 timeframe, the two huge stories getting lots of play, besides the Clinton thing, were the stock market boom and El Nino. Do you remember El Nino? I remember El Nino. I remember El Nino because I only got one fuzzy channel at my college apartment at the time, and that channel was CBS, and I actually developed a pretty good impression of the way Dan Rather said El Nino.

Well, there's apparently a lot of other important things going on, all these ten years later, but make no mistake, El Nino is back in effect, although a more moderate one.

Also, in the summer of 1998, southeastern Minnesota got whalloped by a series of amazingly strong thunderstorms, and many experts attributed the unusual whalloping to the effects of El Nino.

Sooooooooooo. . .

I'm going to put on my forecasting hat and say the summer of 2007 will see some unusually strong thunderstorms around the area, followed by a fairly cold winter that will see little in the way of precipitation through December, followed by snow up the pooper in January and February 2008.

What about the rest of the winter for 2007? Not sure, but if we're spared snow for the entirety of the season, I can't say I'd get all that upset about it.

Posted by Ryan at January 10, 2007 01:31 PM | TrackBack

Wow. How bored are you? LOL

Posted by: Donna at January 11, 2007 09:17 AM

Huh... Slightly addled, but on the whole I like this post. You've got some fresh ideas. But please, write more lucid.

Posted by: regulatorr at April 9, 2008 04:02 AM
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