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Farmers' Almanac predicts "piercing cold" for upcoming winter
08-26-2013, 02:16 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," ''bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl."

The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands Monday predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/farmers-almana...30833.html

We've had a huge number of little birds at our bird feeder these past few weeks making us speculate there might be an abrupt and dramatic end to this summer. We've never seen this amount of birds fatten up this early in the season. uhoh.gif
08-26-2013, 02:23 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Yeah I've heard that too but my Rowan is thick with berries dunno.gif
08-26-2013, 02:35 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I haven't seen a single rowanberry on our trees. damned.gif
08-26-2013, 02:54 PM #4
Ruby Wolf Member
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I've often wondered if the current farmers almanac weather predictions are really taken from old records or just made up to look so?

But anyways the month of august is when most of our hottest temperature records have been set around here in southern new england......

But this august has been the relatively coolest august that I can remember with only one day hitting 90 degrees and most in the 70s and low 80s and the other night actually reached down into the high 40s...

Thats not good and its not normal but it sure feels awesome not sweltering and suffocating within oppressively humid hundred degree days where and when I cant eat or think or sleep or work right...

But i'm bracing for a blizzard on halloween or something really bad like that...

As we're propelled closer to another unstoppable ice age...

Just imagine how where I am right now here in southern new england and elsewhere was crushed beneath mile high mountains of slowly moving ice and snow about 10,000 years ago...

And it will be that way again thanx to the naturally occurring cycles of the sun...

Not because of human intervention and our tin cans and aerosol sprays...

Although our egos and our megalomania and our lying politicians would have us believe otherwise...
08-26-2013, 02:58 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Smolensk, it froze here July 29 gaah.gif
08-26-2013, 02:59 PM #6
White Ribbon call me
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we have had one of the hottest winters on record in New South Wales, Australia.. i have more of a tan than i get in summer..

i hope the summer is cool.. i hate the heat..

its all upside down globally..
08-26-2013, 03:00 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Weather prediction has always been a major feature of the Farmers' Almanac. The Almanac Publishing Company claims readers of the Farmers’ Almanac have attributed an 80 to 85 percent accuracy rate to the publication’s annual forecasts. However independent studies that retrospectively compare the weather with the predictions have not shown them more accurate than chance.[1]

Predictions for each edition are made as far as two years in advance. The Farmers’ Almanac publishers are highly secretive about the method used to make its predictions, only stating publicly that it is a "top secret mathematical and astronomical formula, that relies on sunspot activity, tidal action, planetary position and many other factors." The Almanac’s forecaster is referred to by the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee.[]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac


Good morning Octo.

I wonder if any others are using specialized mathematical and astronomical formulae?

Please, don't let it be true. gaah.gif
08-26-2013, 03:01 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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If the Ice age sets in we're running like hell. aaah2.gif

Been a pretty ok summer here for the most part. We've had some sunny weeks with just over 20C and dry air for once. beercheer.gif
08-26-2013, 03:02 PM #9
Ruby Wolf Member
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(08-26-2013, 02:58 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Smolensk, it froze here July 29 gaah.gif
Where? (*-*)
08-26-2013, 03:03 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I said this on another thread, but it is an oddity and fits right in here. We have a bird feeder that had some left over sunflower and hemp seed mixture down in the bottom.
The birds flocked back in mid August damned.gif as opposed to late October.
I've already filled it once and put out seed balls which are half gone. At any given time during the day, there are at least 10 sparrows and great teets 37.gif eating from them.
Their behavior is like they are fattening up for winter a solid two months or so early.
uhoh.gif

wonder.gif
08-26-2013, 03:03 PM #11
Ruby Wolf Member
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(08-26-2013, 02:59 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  we have had one of the hottest winters on record in New South Wales, Australia.. i have more of a tan than i get in summer..

i hope the summer is cool.. i hate the heat..

its all upside down globally..
I really hate the extreme heat and I really hate the extreme cold and thats why autumns in new england are so nice and comfortable and colorful attracting tourists from all over the world...
08-26-2013, 03:04 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(08-26-2013, 03:02 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 02:58 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Smolensk, it froze here July 29 gaah.gif
Where? (*-*)

Central British Columbia. The following week it was 35C+ go figure.
08-26-2013, 03:06 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I don't normally start feeding my birds until all the bugs are gone and normally, every Summer/early Fall they don't come around much. However, lately, they have been visiting my backyard more than usual. So, I suppose with the threat of an early cold Winter looming, I will start feeding them early as well.
08-26-2013, 03:07 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-26-2013, 03:00 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:Weather prediction has always been a major feature of the Farmers' Almanac. The Almanac Publishing Company claims readers of the Farmers’ Almanac have attributed an 80 to 85 percent accuracy rate to the publication’s annual forecasts. However independent studies that retrospectively compare the weather with the predictions have not shown them more accurate than chance.[1]

Predictions for each edition are made as far as two years in advance. The Farmers’ Almanac publishers are highly secretive about the method used to make its predictions, only stating publicly that it is a "top secret mathematical and astronomical formula, that relies on sunspot activity, tidal action, planetary position and many other factors." The Almanac’s forecaster is referred to by the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee.[]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac


Good morning Octo.

I wonder if any others are using specialized mathematical and astronomical formulae?

Please, don't let it be true. gaah.gif

Good morning US!

My dad has been using the farmer's almanac for as long as I can remember and I have to say he's spot on some times. uhoh.gif I haven't asked him about this winter though, I have to get his take on this.
08-26-2013, 03:07 PM #15
Ruby Wolf Member
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(08-26-2013, 03:03 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I said this on another thread, but it is an oddity and fits right in here. We have a bird feeder that had some left over sunflower and hemp seed mixture down in the bottom.
The birds flocked back in mid August damned.gif as opposed to late October.
I've already filled it once and put out seed balls which are half gone. At any given time during the day, there are at least 10 sparrows and great teets 37.gif eating from them.
Their behavior is like they are fattening up for winter a solid two months or so early.
uhoh.gif
I've often thought and said that our first warning signs for all sorts of impending natural calamities will be from the animals because they still live in total harmony with nature while we're still in battle against it and thats a losing war for us...



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