Dr. Gray and his colleague Phil Klotzbach, which was
issued in April (an update is coming next week), was
for 17 named storms, including 9 hurricanes and 5 major
(Category 3+) hurricanes.
NOAA's outlook, which came out a few days ago, is
similar, for 13 to 16 storms, with 8 to 10 becoming
hurricanes, of which 4 to 6 could become major
The year 1999 seven months
From the sky will come the great King of Terror.
To resuscitate the great king of the Mongols.
Before and after Mars reigns by good luck. (X.72)*
College Football 2005
The lion of the east
In a union with the near west
Will be at the middle of the pack
Unlikely to be among the top quarter 100
Penn State did finish in the top 10 and showed the pre-season predictors wrong. Most above average college fans with some time could be as accurate as Street, Smith, Steele, The Sporting News and the rest. They are correct on the obvious yet, none predicted the meltdown that the Vols had in 2005.
An similar game can be played with the fall TV offerings with the exception that the trick is to find the handful that will be still around in January.
These publications are entertaining and provide a great source on information along with nice pictures. Perhaps they should come with a disclaimer not the bet on the future the see and an honest recap of the priors years forecast. Or they could start writing the predictions in verse?