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! Continue Reading


It’s never too early to look at Spring Week weather

Though the Groundhog was criminally off this year, that won’t stop us from gathering all available clues for Spring Week’s weather. Since rain on the day of a concert automatically causes late performances, general sadness, and near-Armageddon, we need to be sending all the good-weather (bish-don’t-kill-my) vibes we can to the sun god. Fortunately, the Farmers’ Almanac can at least attempt to prepare us for what’s coming:

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Now, since experts have generally rated the Almanac’s accuracy rate as about “zero,” I say we can pick and choose what we take from this report. I’m loving the prediction for the 16th-19th and am going to assume that lovely weather will stick around an extra day. Who cares if it rains for Binder?

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