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(Breitbart.com)   If this summer felt unusually cool for you, you may not like what the Farmers' Almanac has to say about the coming winter   (breitbart.com) divider line 99
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2013-08-25 10:07:27 PM
I'm cool with a cold winter. Hope the West gets more precipitation than the last couple of years.
 
2013-08-25 10:13:24 PM

AirForceVet: I'm cool with a cold winter. Hope the West gets more precipitation than the last couple of years.


Cold winters usually mean dry winters. Warmer winters mean more precipitation. If it's cold, water isn't going to be evaporating as much as a warmer winter and you're going to have a lot less moisture in the air to coalesce and fall to the ground.
 
2013-08-25 10:19:30 PM

RexTalionis: Cold winters usually mean dry winters. Warmer winters mean more precipitation. If it's cold, water isn't going to be evaporating as much as a warmer winter and you're going to have a lot less moisture in the air to coalesce and fall to the ground.


We'll just have to wait and see. What did the Farmer's Almanac say about the West's winter? Anyone?
 
2013-08-25 10:19:39 PM
At first wondered why link to Breitbart for this, then remembered it is the place to go if you want info based on folklore, not scientific fact.

/DNRTFA because...well...Breitbart
 
2013-08-25 10:21:35 PM

AirForceVet: RexTalionis: Cold winters usually mean dry winters. Warmer winters mean more precipitation. If it's cold, water isn't going to be evaporating as much as a warmer winter and you're going to have a lot less moisture in the air to coalesce and fall to the ground.

We'll just have to wait and see. What did the Farmer's Almanac say about the West's winter? Anyone?


The Almanac's predictions are bunk. Independent studies say that their predictions are either too vague or not significantly better than random guesses.
 
2013-08-25 10:25:10 PM
I like how the author went full potato in the last paragraph. Nice touch.
 
2013-08-25 10:58:10 PM
So, since it is deadmoran.com, is it a safe guess that TFA is using whatever the Farmer's Almanac prints to claim global climate change is nonexistent?
 
2013-08-25 11:24:44 PM
well, i see that we're gonna hit 100º this week, so that confirms more breitbart bullshiat.
 
2013-08-25 11:56:04 PM

RexTalionis: AirForceVet: RexTalionis: Cold winters usually mean dry winters. Warmer winters mean more precipitation. If it's cold, water isn't going to be evaporating as much as a warmer winter and you're going to have a lot less moisture in the air to coalesce and fall to the ground.

We'll just have to wait and see. What did the Farmer's Almanac say about the West's winter? Anyone?

The Almanac's predictions are bunk. Independent studies say that their predictions are either too vague or not significantly better than random guesses.


like astrology then
 
2013-08-26 12:56:11 AM
My favorite comment is the guy who says he and his buddy stockpile 20 tons of coal to guard against Obama until the end of his term. I've seen a lot of Obama criticisms but 20 tons of coal for winter heating is a new one, I must admit.
 
2013-08-26 12:57:11 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I like how the author went full potato in the last paragraph. Nice touch.


Last paragraph? You mean the headline where she assumes global climate change means constantly warming air temperatures all the time?
 
2013-08-26 01:28:15 AM
It might snow in New Jersey in February?  Who woulda thunk?

/ hate covered stadiums
// like watching them play in rain/snow
/// The Chargers/Bengals Ice Bowl in the 80s was awesome
 
2013-08-26 02:08:23 AM
the topic is about how a publications prediction, that is no better than the flip of a coin, that this winter will be cold, and the writer (and a few people from the comments) still manage to make it a right vs left thing.

amazing
 
2013-08-26 03:19:09 AM
50% pareidolia and 50% divination.= 100% BS
 
2013-08-26 03:28:29 AM

stilted: At first wondered why link to Breitbart for this, then remembered it is the place to go if you want info based on folklore, not scientific fact.

/DNRTFA because...well...Breitbart


Better than the UK MET guess.

/or rather, it couldn't be worse,
//water wet, fire hot, winter cold.
 
2013-08-26 03:29:27 AM
Getting your weather from an astrologer is a bad idea.

Instead, check out NWS 90-day outlook (Sept/Oct/Nov):  http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal . php?lead=1
 
2013-08-26 03:30:10 AM
Don't really give a shiat, except my air conditioning bill is pretty low this month. So there's that.
 
2013-08-26 03:33:21 AM
Damper the mood?
 
2013-08-26 03:45:38 AM
In Dallas we haven't had our 100 days above 100F in a row, so it's been nice. I'm hoping for a rainy day in October so I can visit the State Fair in the rain.
 
2013-08-26 03:50:14 AM
Meteorologists don't even get the weather right all the time, who would seriously think a farmer could?
 
2013-08-26 03:59:15 AM
fark you subby, it was hitting 90's today and is supposed to be like this all week.  Not to mention humidity and other shiat that makes it all the worse.
 
2013-08-26 04:04:38 AM
If this summer felt unusually cool for you, you may not like give a sh*t what the Farmers' Almanac has to say about the coming winter

Subby, checking the Farmer's Alamanac for weather predictions is like checking Breitbart for anything: laughably stupid and certain proof of a deep and abiding ignorance.
 
2013-08-26 04:05:06 AM
Winter will be colder than Summer throughout large portions of the Northern Hemisphere.
 
2013-08-26 04:08:10 AM
Wait, let me get this straight: it's going to be cold in the wintertime? Heavens to Murgatroyd!

/Gonna have to rethink my wardrobe.
 
2013-08-26 04:11:59 AM
Well, it still sells for some reason.  When the whole climate change thing doesn't pan out in 100 years, will you still be buying al gore's farmers almanac?
 
2013-08-26 04:13:29 AM

Abacus9: Meteorologists don't even get the weather right all the time, who would seriously think a farmer could?


You're getting into crazy town territory, next you'll say you doubt there is enough data to make long term predictions. Then you'll be a denier.
 
2013-08-26 04:17:48 AM

RexTalionis: The Almanac's predictions are bunk. Independent studies say that their predictions are either too vague or not significantly better than random guesses.


Which explains why Breitbart would give it so much credence.

Still doesn't explain how a Breitbart link made it onto the main news tab, however, unless it has some sort of comic value...
 
2013-08-26 04:19:05 AM
The famous Farmer's Almanac is going to damper the mood of many man-made global warming alarmists when the book hits the shelves on Monday. They predict the 2013-2014 winter will be extremely cold.Graaaah!  Climate does not work that way!And you know this!  And you don't care!Graaaaah!
 
2013-08-26 04:26:20 AM

AliceBToklasLives: Winter will be colder than Summer throughout large portions of the Northern Hemisphere.


are you a wizard?
 
2013-08-26 04:27:00 AM
I can't make up my mind until I find out what the Old Farmer's Almanac has to say.
 
2013-08-26 04:49:36 AM
It's not news,it's breitbart.com.
 
2013-08-26 05:13:57 AM
Winter's coming.
 
2013-08-26 05:14:10 AM
I also don't like what Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has to say about the coming winter. I try not to get too worked up over fiction, though.
 
2013-08-26 05:15:26 AM

stilted: At first wondered why link to Breitbart for this, then remembered it is the place to go if you want info based on folklore, not scientific fact.

/DNRTFA because...well...Breitbart


All of this

I'm excited for this year's fall foliage. It's predicted to be nothing short of spectacular.

/my favorite time of year
 
2013-08-26 05:16:13 AM

phrawgh: Winter's coming.


GODDAMNIT, why didn't I think to use that? That would have made my comment at least 500% more clever.
 
2013-08-26 05:22:41 AM

RexTalionis: AirForceVet: I'm cool with a cold winter. Hope the West gets more precipitation than the last couple of years.

Cold winters usually mean dry winters. Warmer winters mean more precipitation. If it's cold, water isn't going to be evaporating as much as a warmer winter and you're going to have a lot less moisture in the air to coalesce and fall to the ground.


THANK YOU

I can't count how many people think cold = snow, therefore more cold = more snow.
 
2013-08-26 05:35:36 AM

Abacus9: Meteorologists don't even get the weather right all the time, who would seriously think a farmer could?


One of the denier arguments is "they can't predict the weather three days from now, how do they think they can predict the climate 30 years from now?"[1] But apparently they can predict the weather five months from now, if Breitbart[2] is to be believed.

[1] Y'all know the refutation already.
[2] And assuming the headline and the thread actually reflect TFA[3].
[3] NGTRTFA.
 
2013-08-26 05:43:00 AM
If this summer felt unusually cool for you...

...you don't live in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, or Asia.

Or you're having a stroke.
 
2013-08-26 06:00:49 AM
Have to see how the woolly caterpillars look this year.
 
2013-08-26 06:01:05 AM

Slappajo: Well, it still sells for some reason.  When the whole climate change thing doesn't pan out in 100 years, will you still be buying al gore's farmers almanac?


It fits on top of the toilet tank
 
2013-08-26 06:09:09 AM
The only place that this summer has been cooler than average is North America. The rest of the world has been much warmer.

It says a lot when someone infers something admit the whole world from their own tiny sliver of it.
 
2013-08-26 06:12:15 AM

thamike: If this summer felt unusually cool for you...

...you don't live in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, or Asia.

Or you're having a stroke.


SC in the United States has been pleasantly cool. Only in the 90s a few days in August so far.

/I would love some snow down here.
 
2013-08-26 06:28:12 AM
The Farmers' Almanac is full of shiat.
 
2013-08-26 06:31:01 AM
If I die from substance abuse and constant elevated rage and hate, will the Koch brothers continue to fund my web site?

/ seems like an OK gig
 
2013-08-26 07:00:52 AM

ol_rooter: log_jammin: the topic is about how a publications prediction, that is no better than the flip of a coin, that this winter will be cold, and the writer (and a few people from the comments) still manage to make it a right vs left thing.

amazing

Know how I know this is your first time viewing the politics tab?


Yes mr week old account, please explain how you know this is my first visit to the politics tab.
 
2013-08-26 07:04:00 AM

ol_rooter: log_jammin: the topic is about how a publications prediction, that is no better than the flip of a coin, that this winter will be cold, and the writer (and a few people from the comments) still manage to make it a right vs left thing.

amazing

Know how I know this is your first time viewing the politics tab?


Know how I know you didn't check the Main tab?
 
2013-08-26 07:04:25 AM

Slappajo: Well, it still sells for some reason.  When the whole climate change thing doesn't pan out in 100 years, will you still be buying al gore's farmers almanac?


muricans value anti-intellectual "homespun" "wisdom" over science and evidence.

film at 11
 
2013-08-26 07:05:23 AM

thamike: If this summer felt unusually cool for you...

...you don't live in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, or Asia.

Or you're having a stroke.


I live in North America - and this is the coldest summer I've ever experienced in my lifetime.  It is about to hit 90 for only the 3rd time all summer.

/not complaining
//if this is global warming - bring it on!
 
2013-08-26 07:11:48 AM
Writing a check to the gubmint and AlBore as we speak.  That will make it better!!!
 
2013-08-26 07:16:54 AM

Somacandra: My favorite comment is the guy who says he and his buddy stockpile 20 tons of coal to guard against Obama until the end of his term. I've seen a lot of Obama criticisms but 20 tons of coal for winter heating is a new one, I must admit.


Actually, it's not a bad idea.

Not many people will realize what it is for and try to steal it.  And if they do, taking a lot of it is a big job, easy to notice and "work" which a lot of thieves won't do.

Plus, it'll last for centuries out in the weather no big deal. You can pile it in the back 40 no problem.

It's very dense heating, better than wood or a lot of other things, you can haul it, store it and process it yourself with simple tools with minimal risk to yourself and clean up is a matter of a broom and a bucket.

The only thing is you'll be exposed to burning coal fumes which isn't great for you, and your stove better be made for coal or it'll melt into your floor once you get a good fire going.

Anyway, cold or snow are both a pain in the rear in their own individual way. I sort of prefer snow as cold doesn't mean more exercise and it only costs me more if I am lazy.  Cold on the other hand, can double my heating expenses during a month.

This summer has flipped around to being hot and dry just like last year. So we may get a mild winter out of this.
 
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