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Monday, April 17, 2006



Last month gapersblock posed a question. "Predict the weather! What's this year going to be like?"

My answer was based on stuff I was noticing around me, articles I had been reading, news reports and the like.

This is what I posted.

If I had to predict the weather for the coming year, I would say it will be extreme, and not in a fun x-games kind of way.

Spring will bring heavy rains, thunderstorms in the Midwest as well as tornados in the plains states. A short spring in Chicago as always.

Summer we will have a drought across the US but mostly in the western states accompanied with brush fires and landslides in California. Summer will be hot in Chicago.

Hurricane season will be record breaking, more hurricanes than normal, using up the alphabet early and bringing the names deep into the Latin names as last year did, and if they run out they will just start making up names by looking around the office like Jon Cryer did in Hiding Out (Maxwell Hauser.) The huricanes will also be more powerfull, higher category storms for the next few years, it runs in cycles.
Invest in plywood.

Fall will be cool, mostly normal with ocasional bumps in tempiture that will make people go outside with shorts when they really shouldn't.

Cold, cold winter, with mild snow for the most part, but we are overdue for a great snowstorm. Blizzard type of conditions shold happen sometime this winter, a masive storm that criples Chicago and I will get out of work for a few days, but I know that won't happen, it will most likely start snowing as I'm leaving work on a Friday and be cleaned up by the time I go back to work on Tuesday.


To date something like 491 tornados have touched down, comparied to the 194 by this time the previous year. I have got to stop watching the Weather Channel and shows like Perfect Disaster on Discover, they fill my head with super storms and the like.

Just noticing.