Friday, October 16, 2009

At Least this Weather Is Good for Something

The weather has now taken a turn for the worse. The days of cold are upon us and the prognosis for the months ahead is bleak. According to this story by Frank D. Roylance in The Sun today we can expect a “colder-than-average winter in the Mid-Atlantic states...”

The meteorologists are divided on the snow forecast though.

"We've seen with El Nino winters [like this one] a couple of years with absolutely no snow in this area. But we've also seen winters with some record-breaking snows. It's a feast-or-famine type of situation," said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center.”

If today is any indication, the onset of a nasty winter bodes well for The Mall. This afternoon Peanut and I paid the downtown marketplace a little visit. We weren’t the only ones. The place was packed. Finding an open table in the food court was challenging. The combination of a school holiday and the cold wet weather was great for business.


Anonymous said...

In the words of my grandfather:

"Make hay in the sunshine, make love in the rain."

Anonymous said...

There's a particular meteorologist, David Tolleris of Weather Risk, who has a theory that a colder-than-average October along the I-95 corridor will translate into a colder-than-average winter as a whole. The full theory is a bit more complex than that, but that's the general gist of it.