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Predicting Weather with the Farmer’s Almanac

The Farmers’ Almanac and Old Farmer’s Almanac are traditions that have been around for decades. Many enjoy looking at the forecasts annually to see what the coming year will bring. But exactly how right or close to right are those weather forecasts?

On the Dec. 13 episode of Seed Speaks, we’re taking a closer look at whether you can really trust the weather forecasts when it comes to the almanacs. We’re joined by Ray Schmitt, president and founder of Salient Predictions and Steve Hu, professor in the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Schmitt is a scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and president and co-founder of Salient Predictions, Inc. He holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a PhD in physical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He’s a leading expert on double-diffusive convection, ocean turbulence and the global water cycle. He has over 40 years of experience in oceanographic theory, observations and instrument development, with over 100 refereed publications and over 12,000 citations.

Hu is an agricultural climatologist and a professor of atmospheric science at the School of Natural Resources and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has the passion of bringing useful weather and climate information to agricultural producers in the region and strives to engage with producers to develop understanding and skills to use the weather and climate information in their decision-making, reduce their vulnerability to the weather and climate and benefit their production outcomes.

Join us on Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. CST on Seed World U.S.Seed World CanadaSeed World Europe and the Alberta Seed Guide’s Facebook pages, Seed World U.S.’s LinkedIn page and Seed World Group’s YouTube page to watch the discussion.