Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yet We Believe Their Predictions for Weather 50 years from Now

The weather predictions for today at 11:00 PM last night included 85* and partly cloudy skies. My decision to set up and sell at the local flea market looked good. This morning when I got up at 6:00 AM clearing skies and 85*, so the cloudy skies did not cause any concern. I set out all my smalls, moved some bigs off the trailer and prepared to sell. The customers started to stream on by my location. The sky was cloudy but it was predicted to clear.

I sold a few items, including all 50 of my 1950's and 60's license plates, but the skies were getting darker, not clearing. Then there was a sharp crack of lightning followed, in about ten minutes, by torrential rains. All the shoppers scrambled out of there. I packed away the things that would be greatly damaged by the rain. I packed up my trailer, having not sold a single large piece. It was 11:00 AM with 59* and heavy rain.

Ok, I understand that weather prediction is an inexact science, but they were not even close for a ten mile area 12 hours ahead of time. Yet these same people have predicted what the weather is going to be 50 years from now in the whole world, and we are basing an entire taxing system that will destroy our economy on their predictions. What in our experience with weather prediction would make anyone believe that these clowns can get 12 hours locally correct and therefore their 50 year predictions are credible?

Mr. Flannery


red.neck chic said...


it's like you were set up in Texas.... if you don't like the weather - wait 5 minutes...

They've been predicting rain all week, but I think they were really predicting high humidity or something like that.

At least you sold SOME of your stuff!!!

:-D robelyn

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I was going to say before I read Robelyn's comment, welcome to Texas!

Jaybird said...

Yep...whatever they say, prepare for the opposite!!