31 July 2010

Prognostications for 2010

At least, according to the weather of southern New England.  By this method, the weather of each of the coming months can be determined by the weather of its equivalent day. 

Based on the Twelve Days of Christmas:
January     12/25   Sunny start, then overcast and cold, rumors of snow again.
February   12/26   So far the rumors of snow haven't materialized.  Overcast for much of the day, and a hint of warmth in the air.
March       12/27   Still  overcast.  Not very cold.
April         12/28   A sunny start to the day, then overcast again, with a slight amount of rain (not the showers that were forecast).
May          12/29   Sunny, with high winds all day.  Turning much colder.  If it weren't for the wind, it would be a nice, merely cold day.
June          12/30   Sunny and cool
July           12/31   Overcast.  Looks like rain coming.  Nope, it is snow.  All day.
August        1/1     Mix of  clouds and sun.  Warmer.
September  1/2     Snow!  More snow!  And cold, and high winds!  This doesn't bode well for September.
October      1/3     More snow, all day, but not very cold.
November  1/4     Cloudy, chilly, but no snow today.
December   1/5     Clear, sunny, cold.

Please note: there is some question about when the Twelve Days of Christmas actually start.  Based on another superstition ("As the weather is on the 2nd of January, so shall it be in September"), I've chosen to go with the period beginning Christmas Day and ending on the 5th of January.

Based on the first twelve days of January:

January        1/1     Mix of clouds and sun.  Warmer.
February      1/2     Snow!  More snow!  And cold, and high winds!
March          1/3     More snow, all  day, but not very cold.
April            1/4     Cloudy, chilly, but no snow today.
May             1/5     Clear, sunny, cold.
June             1/6     Clear, sunny, very cold.
July              1/7     Clear, sunny, not so cold as yesterday.
August         1/8     Overcast, snow flurries, chilly.
September   1/9      Bright sunshine and very cold.
October       1/10    Bright sunshine, a little less cold than yesterday.
November   1/11    Clear, bright, chilly.
December   1/12     Cloudy, with snow in the afternoon.

These predictions will also be found under the individual months.