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Brittany / March 19, 2006 1:42 PM

Warm, warm, warm! I can't imagine anything other than lots of warmth during the summer. However, I also think we'll get a lot of thunderstorms. The temperatures have been rather unpredictable this "winter."

jeff / March 19, 2006 1:48 PM

I'm thinking it may be a bit stormier than normal. It seems that the weather is starting to get more extreme, with last summers drought, Katrina, and this warm winter as examples. One can only hope that things get back to normal though.

paul / March 19, 2006 2:17 PM

It's going to be a very beautiful, fairly mild summer with only a few days reaching the high 90's.

While this sounds nice, it also means a very dry summer, worse than last year, giving farmers and lawn owners a very bad year.

In other bad news, ocean temperature trends are predicting another record hurricane season. Which is the reasoning behing my local prediction - they keep weather systems from moving through the Midwest at regular intervals.

I'll also put $20 bucks on getting one more (minor accumulation) snow this year.

Craig / March 19, 2006 2:42 PM

Summer will be hot. Fall will be cool. Winter will be cold. Spring will be short. Rinse. Repeat.

Gramps / March 19, 2006 3:23 PM

I can't wait to see who the first person will be to turn this thread into a conversation about the coming year's political climate.

Come on, you know who you are. Impress us all with your wit.

ChicagoAMG / March 19, 2006 3:33 PM

Well, since this thread clearly refers to the WEATHER, and not the climate, as some would infer, I'll stick to that. I'm guessing fall will be warm, but not too hot, followed by cooler than usual fall and then, finanly, a cold, snowy end to 2006. Can't wait for baseball to begin, but damn that horrid, new Wrigley -- summers just won't be the same....

MikeH / March 19, 2006 4:23 PM

I predict that at different periods throughout the year, we'll see sunshine, rain, high winds, frigid cold, thunderstorms, cloudy skies, snow, hail, sleet, sweltering humidity, clear skies, lightning and possibly tornadoes. How's that?

matty / March 19, 2006 9:53 PM

I predict it will rain on my 4th of july Bbq. wtf.

Adrien Cronauer / March 19, 2006 10:20 PM

I just want to begin by saying to Roosevelt E. Roosevelt, what it is, what it shall be, what it was. The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut.

Jameson / March 20, 2006 12:16 AM

It's gonna be frickin' awesome, thanks to global warming! YES!

christian / March 20, 2006 8:48 AM

If I had to predict the weather for the coming year, I would say it will be extreme, and not in a fun x-games kind of way.

Spring will bring heavy rains, thunderstorms in the Midwest as well as tornados in the plains states. A short spring in Chicago as always.

Summer we will have a drought across the US but mostly in the western states accompanied with brush fires and landslides in California. Summer will be hot in Chicago.

Hurricane season will be record breaking, more hurricanes than normal, using up the alphabet early and bringing the names deep into the Latin names as last year did, and if they run out they will just start making up names by looking around the office like Jon Cryer did in Hiding Out (Maxwell Hauser.) The huricanes will also be more powerfull, higher category storms for the next few years, it runs in cycles. Invest in plywood.

Fall will be cool, mostly normal with ocasional bumps in tempiture that will make people go outside with shorts when they really shouldn't.

Cold, cold winter, with mild snow for the most part, but we are overdue for a great snowstorm. Blizzard type of conditions shold happen sometime this winter, a masive storm that criples Chicago and I will get out of work for a few days, but I know that won't happen, it will most likely start snowing as I'm leaving work on a Friday and be cleaned up by the time I go back to work on Tuesday.


Gary / March 20, 2006 9:20 AM

The drought will continue (or start up again if you want to consider one month of normal precipitation a break in the drought.) Summer will be hot, fall will be long and mild and winter won't start until 2007.

rollwiththechanges / March 20, 2006 9:45 AM

Just like REO Speedwagon, we'll all be RIDIN' THE STORM OUT in 2006! ROCK ON!

rollwiththechanges / March 20, 2006 9:47 AM

By the way, I heard that Katrina and the Waves will be performing Zep's "When the Levee Breaks" at a New Orleans benefit.

Max with Mustard / March 20, 2006 11:24 AM

It's going to be a lot like weather that we have seen before.

It's going to be warm enough for me to continue bicycling everywhere. No love handles will be returning for me.

JJZ / March 20, 2006 12:12 PM

Hot. Sticky.

mike / March 20, 2006 12:16 PM

It will be unpredictable.

mike-ts / March 20, 2006 1:20 PM

It will be perfect incubator weather for mosquito larvae, so that when the birds migrate back and bring their bird flu with them, they can get bitten up, then the mosquitos can bite us all. It's going to be nasty having a pandemic die-off in the hot hot summer - I hope they contract out enough refrigerator trailers to stash all the extra dead that'll pile up.

Hey, for those of you who survive, look at the bright side - no traffic jams for a while on the expressways. And no more long waits for pancakes at Bongo Room.

Be my luck the Cubs will win their first pennant in my lifetime, but I'll be among the dead before I can witness it. Nah, Dusty's still manager - scratch that.

amyc / March 20, 2006 2:13 PM

Partly bloody with a chance of frogs.

eep / March 20, 2006 2:33 PM

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.

Oh, wait. That's Ghost Busters.

e_five / March 20, 2006 2:51 PM

It should be warm and beautiful this summer in Chicago, but I am going with Jacksonville as the major American city we lose to a hurricane this year.

Gee, who could have predicted Hurricane Gamma last year [after the energy lobbyists in the White House edited all the scientific papers warning against global warming]?

Ross / March 20, 2006 4:36 PM

During the rectification of the Vuldronaii the Traveller will come as a large, moving Torb. Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants they will choose a new form for him--that of a giant Sloar. Many Shubs and Zuuls will know what it's like to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day, I can tell you.

Oh, crap. Ghostbusters again.

Andy / March 20, 2006 5:12 PM

There is no weather, there is only ZULE!

(sorry, couldn't resist)

John Coleman / March 21, 2006 8:43 AM

Hailstones the size of Carol Marin's head!

paul / March 21, 2006 10:07 AM

At least we're getting better weather than Springfield.

With tornados the last week of winter and a blizzard the first day of spring, I don't want to guess what's next for them.

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