Meteorology vs The Farmers Almanac, which predictions do you trust?




El Paso, Texas (KTSM) – The Farmers Almanac has been around for centuries, way longer than meteorology, out of both it’s the veteran of weather forecasting, but that doesn’t exactly mean it’s more accurate.

Over the past 100 years, the Almanac has lost its loyal group of followers, especially those named after it.

“I remember the Farmers Almanac when I was a kid… and I don’t know if I really believed in it,” said Jeff Anderson, agriculture specialist at NMSU.

“To be honest with you, I don’t know a lot of people at least in a professional setting who follow the almanac, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people who believe in it,” Jason explained. Laney, meteorologist. with the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association.

According to the Almanac, this is 80% correct. How true it is depends on who you ask.

Anderson told KTSM: “It was quite interesting looking at the dates and saying it was wrong, they said it would be snowing this week and it was clear and sunny.”

“They say the northeastern United States will likely be cold and snowy and the southwest hotter and drier, it’s just based on history,” Laney added. “You and I … U.S forecast the weather and weather changes day by day, minute by minute, hour by hour time and that’s what gives you and me a little more credibility to that ”.

Since the Almanac existed when President George Washington was still in office, many wonder how the weather was planned from day to day.

The interesting thing is, the Farmers’ Almanac will allow up to 18 months at a time.

How? ‘Or’ What? The weather was believed to be influenced by magnetic storms over the sun, the activity of the moon, and the position of stars and planets.

“I’m wondering because it sounds more like astrology than meteorology, but they claim it works,” said meteorologist Jason Laney.

So, since this is the Farmers’ Almanac, the real question is, does it pass the Farmer Approval?

“I’m not trusting it, I haven’t heard anyone here trusting it, not even the biological groups,” Anderson said.

In conclusion, Meteorology wins this one, Laney leaving a message to the Almanac.

“Leave it to people like us to forecast the day-to-day weather,” said Jason Laney, NWS / NOAA meteorologist.

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