Let’s Think Snow!

September 7, 2012 at 1:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Yeah it’s probably a bit early. But I’m a cool weather guy and this summer’s heat has really bummed me out. I want to think about snow.

Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how I think this winter is going to go, weather-wise. I like to make weather predictions to see how well I do against the likes of, say, the Farmer’s Almanac. I figure I stand just as good a chance at getting this stuff right as they do.

I predict temperatures will be average overall. I do think we’re overdue for a wicked cold spell (-10F or so) so I’ll throw one of those in. But overall temperatures will be around the center of the bell curve.

As for precipitation, I predict one whopper of a snowstorm accompanied by a bunch of mediocre small accumulations (1-3”).

You know what we really need? A vicious ice storm. Boy, I remember a couple from back in my paperboy days that were just incredible. I remember bowling papers at the end of the driveway, watching them slide all the way up the driveway and along the front walk, and hearing the satisfying thwack as they struck the front door. But that’s more of a bit of reminiscing than an actual prediction.

What do you foresee, oh Lincolnite prognosticators? What’s in store for us this winter?

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Cedric Satterfield September 7, 2012 at 2:37pm

My now wife and I’s relationship was cemented pretty well during the October ice storm in 1997. I had gone to Dana to spend the weekend to see her and couldn’t get back to HC. I was on Dana campus for almost a week. Yikes.

Fletch September 7, 2012 at 3:08pm

I predict the TV weatherpeople will overuse the phrase “the white stuff” in speaking of snow and snowfall chances.

Mr. Wilson September 7, 2012 at 3:13pm

What’s in the middle?
The white stuff.

Mr. Wilson September 7, 2012 at 3:18pm

I was at my girlfriend’s (now wife) house that evening, too. There must’ve been something special in that snow.

The difference in my case is that I left her house in the middle of the storm. I will never understand how my Ford Tempo made it back to UNL that night.

Gene September 10, 2012 at 2:17pm

The Farmer’s Almanac is only about 2% more accurate than a random guess.

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