Paul Douglas on Weather | StarTribune.com
Hey, I like the Farmer's Almanac. It's like seeing an old (slightly crazy) friend every year. Truth: if you could accurately (consistently) predict weather 6-12 months in advance you'd have Romney money, or maybe even Elon Musk money. Billions. You'd be able to buy your own island in the Caribbean. Thanks in large part to chaos theory and the sheer complexity of the atmosphere, predicting precipitation or temperature beyond 15-20 days is voodoo. It's equivalent to predicting what the price of Apple stock will be on February 3, 2014. Good luck. There's no skill. Zero.