12 Days of Spring Weekend: An ugly forecast

April has finally arrived, and spring (maybe) has accompanied it. That means it’s time to break out our Doppler radars and other, less scientific tricks to entirely accurately forecast predict Spring Weekend’s weather. Luckily, we have a couple of different weapons in our forecasting arsenal. The 2014 Farmer’s Almanac, that all-knowing publication that tells you when to plant your seeds and also how many layers to wear on the Main Green, has some good news to tell about this month’s weather.

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That’s right, Brunonia: black bars going up and red bars going down! That means April in general should be bringing us higher temperatures than normal — a full 4 degrees — and lower than average precipitation. Break out the BlogDH tanks and fluorescent sunglasses; we’re good to go! On Weather.com, however, the picture looks a little less rosy. The site’s monthly forecast — we’re still more than 10 days away from Lauryn Hill taking the stage — looks like a lot of clouds and numbers starting with 5.

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It was once 86 degrees on April 12th. Hot damn.

And here lies the problem with the Farmer’s Almanac: we don’t know what constitutes “normal” temperatures for early-mid April. I don’t know about you, but I’m not satisfied with “A few t-storms, warm,” or “Sunny, then showers, cool” being the descriptions for our Spring Weekend shenanigans. So let’s count out the Farmer’s Almanac for the most part, then. Otherwise we might be singing about Pizza Hut and Red Lobster in our Brown sweatshirts. Prepare any and all superstitious warm weather rituals you have at the ready. We’re going to need them.

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