I’ve spent the last month looking at the long-term forecast on my iPhone apps. They’re repeating the same pattern as last year: things look great in 10-15 days! And then as the days shrink, so does the optimism. The default weather app for the iPhone did that for two months last year, so I switched to the Accuweather app, and its meteorologists are now doing the same thing. The most recent bogus optimism: They predicted 60-degree, then 58-degree, temperatures on March 15th. This morning? They downgraded to 38 degrees. This, like I said, has been a pattern now for a few weeks, so I’m getting rid of Accuweather too.
Pursuant to a TDE reader recommendation last year, I’m not listening to anyone or anything except the Chicago Weather Center blog at this point. It doesn’t push bogus optimism. It just lays it out like it is.
And this is what March is: horrible. And it’s going to be horrible for a long, long time.
Put those seeds, golf clubs, boat motors, and good moods back in the closet. We’re still a long way from good (or even halfway decent) weather.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList