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According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac (which boasts 80% accuracy in its weather predictions), November 2008 to October 2009 are going to be cooler than normal here in Georgia:

Winter will be cold, with temperatures two degrees below normal, on average. The coldest periods will occur in mid- and late December, mid-January, and early February. Precipitation will be near or slightly below normal in the north and well above normal in the south. Snowfall will be above normal in the west and below normal in most other locations. Higher elevations will have a Christmas snowfall, with other snowy periods in early January and in early and late February.

April and May will be warmer than normal, on average, with a wet April, followed by a dry May.

Summer will be cooler than normal, on average, despite a warm June. The hottest periods will be in early and mid-June and early July. Rainfall will be well above normal in the south and near normal elsewhere.

Expect a hurricane in late August or early September. Otherwise, September and October will have below-normal temperatures and rainfall.

In fact, that old farmer (whoever he is) has gone out on a limb to predict a decades-long period of global cooling may be just around the corner. In all fairness, I should point out that they do include the following disclaimer: “It is obvious that neither we nor anyone else has as yet gained sufficient insight into the mysteries of the universe to predict weather long-range with anything resembling total accuracy.” Still, if I were getting ready to get all behavioralist on those who have doubts about global warming, I think I’d get moving on it PDQ—just in case.

(H/T: The Anchoress)



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