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FORECASTING HACKS The frequency of a cricket’s chirps correlates with the air temperature in degrees fahrenheit. Just count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add 37.

A five-day forecast can accurately predict the weather approximately 90% of the time.

-128°F

Lowest Temperature Recorded on Earth: Vostok, Antarctica July 21, 1983

A 10-day—or longer— forecast is only right about 50% of the time.

90% PHOTOGRAPHS: (DEATH VALLEY, SEATTLE) SHUTTERSTOCK; (VOSTOK) WIKIPEDIA; (CARLIN) YOUTUBE

134°F

Highest Temperature Recorded on Earth: Death Valley, California July 10, 1913

50%

Source: American Press Institute

Chicago got its name as the windy city in the late 19th century because of its hot-air, blustery politicians, not because of wind speed.

“Weather tonight: dark. Turning partly light by morning.” —George Carlin as Al Sleet, the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, 1966

Seattle isn’t the rainiest city in the United States, though it does have more days with rain than elsewhere AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL Miami: 61.92” New York: 49.92” Seattle: 37.41”

Of 11 weather forecasting sources studied over seven years, three forecast time periods (1-3, 3-5 & 6-9 days) and 34.5 million forecasts, The Weather Channel was found the most accurate —ForecastWatch, 2017

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