Listen: Janice Stillman, Warren Pierce, Great Lakes discussed on Paul W. Smith
"For Paul W Smith. Here's Warren Pierce. And how about for the next year? We can check out the old farmer's almanac. It's been around since seventeen ninety two and it's back now with the twenty nine teen almanac. The editor Janice Stillman is on the line with us. And I was just briefly going through it looking obviously will want to know what's gonna happen in the lower Great Lakes, and you call that region. Six in just looking ahead next month. The temperatures are going to be six degrees may be above average. The question becomes an you must get it. All the time, Janice. How do you go about forecasting a year in advance? Good morning, Warren. It's great to be with you. Yes. It is a question. We get all the time. How do we do it? Well, it's a bit of a secret formula and nothing meteorologist I can't explore and explain all of it. But I can tell you that we use solar size, which is the study of the activity on the son in particular. The sunspots we use climatology, which means we look back in time to see what the sunspots were doing. And what the corresponding conditions where on earth, and we use meteorology, which is things that people are more familiar with perhaps like the ocean temperatures when we hear about a hurricane and we hear about El Nino, LA, Nina, that's ocean temps Jetstream is involved in this the famous polar vortex and other oscillations around the world. So there's not really a secret science because there's Sola scientists fairly well known and recognised out there. But the combination of all three of those keeps us a unique view on the future. Looking at the map for our area of Michigan the bottom half of lower peninsula. It looks like."