(Closed) Farmers Almanac?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s relatively accurate but it gives its projections in a very vague way, even very close to the date. Projections are done by region, at least on their website; we didn’t use it to pick our date but their website did become a source of torture as we got closer in, as I’d check pretty frequently and get a projection such as “Thunderstorms possible in the Northeast.”  Well, the Northeast is pretty flippin big, and if it thunderstorms in New York it could be bright clear skies here in DC….

Really what it comes down to is that no one or no thing can accurately predict the weather that far in advance, and with the recent changes to weather patterns, even looking at historical trends isn’t much help.  Pick your date and make a backup plan if there’s rain, and try not to torture yourself over something that is so completely out of your control.

FWIW you can access the long-term forecasts on the Farmers Almanac website for free just by registering with your email address; go poke around their site and you’ll see how vague and broad their predictions are.

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