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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

WinterWatch

The federal government is out with its annual winter forecast.  The prediction:  a little warmer than usual, a little weather than usual.  The forecasters admit there is a 50 per cent chance they are wrong.

Remember that prediction of a horrible hurricane season?  How did that work out?

Call me a Luddite, but in spite of all that new technology, a forecast of longer than a few days is a guess.  It's nice that we can see storms forming and get a general idea of their track.  Beyond that, it's a crap shoot.

It's winter.  It's going to get cold.  It's going to snow.  That's pretty much all you need to know.

If you were thrilled, or saddened by the long range forecast, relax.  It's probably wrong.