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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Trifecta of Weather Forecasting

You may recall that when we released our 2014 edition last August, all of the talk related around our stormy prediction surrounding the first ever  SuperBowl game played in an outdoor, cold area stadium. The snow did come as predicted  (spared the event),  but I’d like to point out that we frequently make mention in the Farmers’ Almanac pages about other major sporting events that can be impacted by weather. This includes the Daytona 500, Indy 500 and the three horse races  in the Triple Crown.

We stand two for two at the moment.

#1. The Kentucky Derby has prided itself in never canceling a race in 140 years. It is the “race that always runs.” We said “stormy days and wet weather. Showers may linger in Louisville for Derby Day.” Sure enough they ran the race on a muddy track.

#2. Preakness — The race was held on May 17th.  It was extremely wet the prior day throughout the Northeast, but on Saturday it was bright and sunny.  (From the Farmers’ Almanac: May 16-19: Skies gradually clear; milder temperatures.  A dry track for the Preakness.)

#3. Belmont Stakes —Are you making wagers on the weather that day? We are calling for rainy/thundery/damp & cool weather for next month’s Belmont Stakes. Now that California Chrome will be shooting to become the first Triple Crown winner in many years, and a muddy track “might” be a factor, maybe it will impact the outcome.

If Caleb nails the third race, it will be our version of a weather trifecta. Stay tuned for the results on June 7th.

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1 Susan Higgins { 06.14.14 at 2:49 pm }

Sadly, Chrome didn’t make history but it was not due to anything weather related – he simply got squeezed in the first furlong and had nowhere to go. If only we could have predicted how his owner was going to put his foot in his mouth post-race, we could have warned him (laugh)!

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