Friday, December 28, 2007

Better than the hurricane forecast...

After the embarrassing miss on the 2007 hurricane season, some forecasters are looking for better methodology.

Paul Smokov doesn't need radar or other high-tech equipment to forecast a major snowstorm on the prairie. He consults pig spleens.
"It looks like a normal year with no major storms," said the 84-year-old Smokov, peering at two of the brown, glistening, foot-long organs on his kitchen counter like a Gypsy gazing into a crystal ball. "That's what the spleens tell me." [More]

[via Arbroath]

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