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- 2008 Forecast
The 2008 forecast can still be read here
Forecast for 2008
Gus stated “Environment
Canada has thousands of dollars worth of weather instruments and all I
have is a $2.00 pig spleen. I can compete with them and better
Gus claimed 80-90% accuracy.
Jeff’s (and Gus‘) spleens are obtained from southwest Saskatchewan for prediction purposes. The forecast is recommended for a 200 mile radius from where the pig was grown.
General Forecast for 2008
Unseasonably mild in early January until mid month. Higher than
average precipitation from mid January to end of month. Gradually
increasing snowfall from mid month to the end of the month.
February Higher than average precipitation dominates the month. Towards the end of the month to early March, there is a major change in the weather.
March Unseasonably cold for the month.
April Significantly out of the ordinary month. I interpret this as colder than normal in general.
May Continuation of the April weather towards the end of the month, warming period into June
June Warm period ends and in early to mid June there will be significant rain and could turn into snow. Tapering off towards the end of the month.
Here is what it means for the farmer:
Be prepared to get your crops in as soon as fields are dry enough because the seeding window may be short. The winter months will start out unseasonably mild. There will be an above average amount of snow from mid January through February. March marks a significant change in the weather and will become cold with lots of rain. Temperatures at the end of the month will be well below normal and the spring melt will be longer and more drawn out than normal. This will persist through April and into May and the accumulated precipitation combined with the lack of heat will prolong spring seeding. There will be some relief towards the end of May with some good drying days. This will be the best opportunity to get crops in the ground. June will be characterized by an excess of rain and potential snow on one occasion. The end of the month tends toward normal conditions.