Some farmers still rely on forecasts from the Farmers’ Almanac to provide climate information for planning purposes. The Washington Post this week pointed out that the Farmers’ Almanac got the forecast completely wrong this year in temperature, although it was closer in precipitation in Washington DC (but not in the Southeast, where it predicted wet, rather than dry, conditions). Scientific studies have shown that the Farmers’ Almanac overall has no better skill than pure chance, even though they claim a much higher level of success due to broad categories of how they define what success is. Their forecasts for tornado and hurricane activity are also off this year. You can read the story by clicking here.