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Besides all the other stuff I do I have decided to take up weather forecasting.

At this point I can not predict the snow fall just precipitation.amounts.

This is my second year doing this so I am going on the record as this is what will happen.

I can forecast the weather only as far as 6 months.

Remember last season how the snow fall started on Jan 26th. I predicted an amount of precipitation rain or snow in Jan . Then Feb would have twice that amount and then Mar would have twice the snow as Feb.

Then April ,May and June would be dryer months.

So Here it is .

My forecast.

Jan Will have a little snow.

Feb will be just a little more snow

March will be just a little more snow then Feb.

April will be a little more precipitation then Mar

May will be slightly more then April and

June will be slightly more then May.

So to some it up from Jan to June there will be a slight increase of precipitation either snow or rain . My forecast does not see any major precipitation amounts in any months.

Just a slight rise from the month before.

So this is how its done.

A pig spleen

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So take the second pic divide it into 6 equal segments (6 months)

Starting from the left is Jan

Look at the thickness as it increases over the next 5 months.

Looks like the precipitation in June will be 4-5 X more then Jan

So there you have it.

Last years spleen in Jan was say 1/4 thick . Feb was 1/2 thick Mar was 3/4 thick . April dropped to 3/8 May was 1/4 " and June was 1/8th .

Watch out Cindy Day and that Cody guy.

I could be after your jobs!!
 

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I might as well chime in with a prediction......"dark again tonight" .
Remember, you heard it here first! Lol
 

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Apologies will be accepted in June.

And for those concerned for the pigs losing their spleens . They didn't need them anymore.
 

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The first rabbit I shoot every winter tells me the overall temperature trend approaching. I don't have access to pig spleens so can't get the weather, so this is great to know!!

because the bunny was turning white I know it's going to gradually get colder on average for a couple months and then we'll see a warming trend start around March that lasts into the summer.
 

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you guys are hilarious. Our radio station here calls for " a chance of showers" 7 days a week in april, may, and june. they mite as well say " we may or may not get some rain here today"
 

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I might as well chime in with a prediction......"dark again tonight" .
Remember, you heard it here first! Lol
Tadaaaa! Lol
 

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It's nice to know someone else uses pig spleens to predict the weather. My grandfather used to do it. Can't remember if it was ever accurate or not. Every fall when I kill pigs, everyone is wondering what the weather will be like in the upcoming months. I don't put much faith in to the spleens. I do know for sure that it will be cold and we will get some snow.....and I'm most generally right !! Lol
 

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Who's laughing now???

From where I stand my former pigs have forecasted last seasons weather Jan to June accurately.

Slight increase of precipitation each month until march and then a dry spring.

Yes we are into summer now and the drought continues.

Springfield area has had less then 30 minutes of light showers in the last 8 weeks. By light showers I mean walk around in it and not ever have a wet shirt.

Man we need some rain.

I look forward to the posts with apologies and hope to forecast the weather accurately this winter again.

Signing off from the Springfield weather center........ Off air
 

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Steve...them spleens should have been flat and see thru for june..july..and august...lmao
 

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Once all the guts are out and still attached there is a forward end and a tail direction as to how its attached .The spleen end that is heading in the direction of the stomach is the first month of harvest. In my case Jan.

When I remove it I look for the forward end toward the stomach and cut a notch as a reminder which is the Jan. end
 

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Are we in for an early fall?
With out the harvest of a pig , your guess is as good as mine.

Have 4 pigs to do this Dec Jan . curious to see what all 4 spleens look like.
 

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I don't know a little more snow one month over another. It all sounds like a SNOW JOB to me. So for now I'll just Pig Out and come this hunting season I may bring home the Bacon so to speak. So before I go Hog Wild over the weather I'll stop Hamming around and accept your forecast as being as good as any other.

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rasorbackq 2017 weather prediction.

Harvested our first pig today.

Spleen reads next 3 months will be a little less snow / precipitation each month then last 3 months will be the same will very little precipitation. June july and Aug will be dry.

2 more pigs to harvest.
 

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Do we now harvest livestock rather than butcher or slaughter? Both older terms I relate to making meat, and not their overdramatic use in Hollywood movies or today's sensationalistic news media.

That is a shot at modern societies political correctness and not you personally rasorbackq.

Very cool though how old timers could make predictions based on the shape, size, condition of internal organs and such of the livestock & game they butchered. Be interesting to hear how the 3 spleens read when you are done. Roll the bones!
 
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