Do people still read the Farmers’ Almanac? Apparently so. The 2009 Farmers Almanac was just released, and the predictions are spreading across the web. Snap, I like viral news, but I don’t like old stuff.
The almanac, which has a 192 year old history, claims an 80-85 percent accuracy rate for their weather predictions which are 2 years in advance. The Farmers’ Almanac, different from the “Old” Farmers’ Almanac, has expanded their brand into merchandise and online webcasts.
This year, the publication predicted colder-than-average temperatures which will be “catastrophic for millions of people.”
For those people that prefer a little thing called ‘science’ the National Weather Service uses a trends-based outlook, which suggests warmer than normal weather.
I’m gonna bet on global warming and math this year…