Re: here come the Fall rains
I've been watching the Rufus reports for a couple years now and have found that his long range forecasts are typically more wrong than right. Can't fault the guy for trying long-range predictions, but I've had better success gauging the weather to come with a combination of:
1) jet stream forecasts - http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/namjetst ... _fcst.html
2) NOAA's climate prediction center - http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
3) NOAA's digital point forecast, where you can get a forecast within a few miles of your exact location (in most cases) - http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/wxtabl ... interval=6
I still read Rufus twice a week, but always, ALWAYS bounce those predictions off the three sites above. Then, if I'm still in doubt about what's in store, I throw a pinch of oregano over my left shoulder, turn around 4 times, bite down on a piece of locally crafted skunk jerky and 'lift [my] skinny fists like antennas to heaven' to get the REAL forecast.