Which winter prediction to believe?

11:51 a.m. on November 1, 2012 (EDT)
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This really makes long range planning hard.  We can put a man on the moon, but we can't tell what this winter will ski like.  I guess that its the nature of predictions to be wrong.  Oh well.

 

Unoficial networks says:

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Accuweather says:

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Accuweather ALSO says:

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Which do YOU believe?  Why? Or is it a waste of time to try to predict?

 

 

5:16 p.m. on November 1, 2012 (EDT)
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I think they are just guessing anyway. Yea its an informed guess but a guess just the same. I live in southern nh and two of three say above average snowfall and the third just misses me for the same. We would need a record level just to break even for last year. I got new snowshoes for xmas last year and never used them. Im lookin forward to a big snow year!!

5:37 p.m. on November 1, 2012 (EDT)
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All 3 say above normal snow for me... :)

7:38 p.m. on November 1, 2012 (EDT)
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says its gonna be wet in cal...I don't believe it. the el nino that was forming crapped out.

9:35 p.m. on November 1, 2012 (EDT)
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'30% chance of rain', means that out of ten people in the weather office, three think it might.

Sometimes I think weather forecasters are just trying to keep themselves in a job.

9:59 p.m. on November 1, 2012 (EDT)
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I would like to make a motion to announce SagetoSnow as the new Trailspace weatherman. In his newly aquired job his responsibilities will include...

1) Spinning around ten times.

2) Choosing a random colour of paper, which will corespond to a predetermined level of snowfall.

3) With child safe scissors, safety first!, he will cut that paper into an odd shape.

4) Next he will be required to down a couple of beverages from a local micro brew of his choosing.

5) Lastly he will play a blindfolded, debauchery filled, dizzying game of Pin the Weather on the Map.

 

I put his chances of beating the professionals at 50/50.

10:59 a.m. on November 2, 2012 (EDT)
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Well I already do numbers 1 and 4 and debauchery sounds like nice clean fun so all I really have to learn is how to use scissors so how hard could it be?  I accept!

12:27 p.m. on November 2, 2012 (EDT)
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I am waiting for the hog

1:31 p.m. on November 2, 2012 (EDT)
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considering that a bunch of Italian scientists just got convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict an earthquake, i think people who try to predict the weather are next.

worth noting that everyone in the weather community predicted that Sandy would be a monster storm.  i flew over the storm tuesday night on the way back from eastern europe (via istanbul).  first time i have ever watched a lightning storm from above the clouds.  pretty wild. 

6:36 p.m. on November 2, 2012 (EDT)
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leadbelly said:

considering that a bunch of Italian scientists just got convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict an earthquake, i think people who try to predict the weather are next.

 

Is it too late to withdraw my acceptance?

3:39 p.m. on November 5, 2012 (EST)
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Don't believe any of them.  They are predictions that warn of possible conditions.

6:05 p.m. on November 5, 2012 (EST)
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I think all weatherpeople are drunk. is that a good job or what?

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