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Old 11 September 2007, 07:08 PM
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Reading Old Farmers Almanac says 2008 will be the warmest year in a century

The Old Farmer's Almanac says it used time-honored, complex calculations to predict that 2008 will be the warmest year in a century, along with a bit of folklore - years that end in "8" have weird weather.

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/art...er0911-ON.html
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Old 11 September 2007, 07:11 PM
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Sure, why not. And the 2008 hurricane season will also be very bad (just like the last two were).
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Old 11 September 2007, 07:58 PM
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Ug. This year was bad enough. I certainly hope they're as correct as the hurricane predictions were.
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Old 11 September 2007, 08:17 PM
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years that end in "8" have weird weather
If you look hard enough, you'll find that years that end with "a digit between 0 and 9" have weird weather.
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Old 11 September 2007, 09:26 PM
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Yeah, the summer has defintely been hot and dry....

That is why we have had so much flooding and only 2 or 3 days of over 100 degree weather.
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Old 12 September 2007, 12:45 AM
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Yeah, the summer has defintely been hot and dry....
Has been here. We got half the normal rainfall, and much of July and August was very much above normal.

The point being that it's not one particular place you have to look at when analyzing whether the year's been hot and dry.
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Old 12 September 2007, 03:24 AM
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Well, to my great relief, we actually had one of the cooler summers here, that I can remember in a long long long time.

It was only in the 100's for about a week.

Unlike last summer when it lasted almost two months. And never rained. *faint*

I guess it was hot enough everywhere else to make up for it, though. The reason we were cool is because that arctic stream dipped a few states lower than it usually does and got stalled that way. Gah, it was nice.
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Old 13 September 2007, 05:42 AM
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Yes, but this summer is not relavent to the OP --it's not 2008 yet -- unless I just had a very long nap.
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Yes, but this summer is not relavent to the OP --it's not 2008 yet -- unless I just had a very long nap.
Well, I guess I was relating it to the OMG global warming every summer is hotter than the one before line of thought, (which I tend to think also) and just wanted to point out there is the occasional abberition.
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Old 18 September 2007, 10:39 PM
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Ug. This year was bad enough. I certainly hope they're as correct as the hurricane predictions were.

My wife always gets worked up over the this will be the worst year for (instert bad weather here.) predictions. I have to tell her that those are just predictions. Just because one year was bad does not mean the next will be bad also. Not that she's hopeing she's right of course but she gets so wraped up in the preditcion that she fogets it is only a prediction.
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