In recent years I have been following the weather forecasts of James Madden of Exacta Weather. This is the chap who accurately forecast the heavy snow falls and cold snaps of November 2009 and December 2010, the miserable summer of 2012 and the endless cold and miserable winter and spring of 2012 – 2013, often 6 – 9 months ahead.
So when he wrote back in the spring:
… the Autumn 2013 & Winter 2013/14 period is something that we have had earmarked within our forecasting parameters since 2009!
I sat up and took notice – especially as I remember his snow dates for November 2009 and December 2010 being very accurate indeed.
His forecast for the coming winter is “Another “Big Freeze Horror Winter” 2013/14 + Huge Snow Amounts”, with wintry weather and snow starting in November, and that overall there is a high degree of probability that it will be as bad as 2010 or even worse, especially in January 2014.
If Mr Madden is as accurate as in previous years, this may well be a winter for rearranging the finds display case and polishing the pro-pointer.