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The Weatherman's a Liar

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The Weatherman's a Liar

Posted on Fri, Feb 22, 2008

A brief aside for the Findlay readers:

I've been developing a system for snow prediction over the past few months, and I'm happy to announce that I have an almost fool-proof method for predicting the actual snowfall amount we'll get:

  1. Find the National Weather Service forecast for snowfall the night before.
  2. Take the low end of the range that they give.
  3. Divide that number by 4.

As an example, if they're calling for 4-8 inches of snow, the low end of that range is 4, so divide that by 4. When you wake up the next morning, there'll be one inch of snow on the ground.

Sure, there are occasional exceptions. The massive snow earlier this winter almost actually hit the low end of their prediction. But the past 4-5 storms have followed my formula exactly. I'm sure I could find a way to make a profit from this formula, but I think I'm going to go grab a broom and dust off the driveway instead.

   Discussion: The Weatherman's a Liar
Jonah K. (anon) · 8 years, 9 months ago
This is not only the best formula I've ever seen, but it also works anywhere in the US... you could probably sell it to the NWS, because they have no idea what they're talking about. Very funny! I have to go dust off my drive as well.
Kendal Montgomery (anon) · 8 years, 9 months ago
The same formula has held true to the "weather men" in Columbus since I've been here. ;-) Excellent work! I think you should publish!!!

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