Abe Katz wrote a winter outlook story for yesterday’s New Haven Register. I was one of the ‘experts’ quoted.
Let’s just say my quotes weren’t the ones you’d put in the first paragraph.
Not a whole lot, said Geoff Fox, meteorologist at WTNH. “I’m a real non-believer in long term forecasts,” he said.
My problem, however, comes with a quote deeper in the article. I’m not sure whether I was misquoted or just didn’t say exactly what I meant.
“If someone said it would be 3 degrees below normal for three months, how would that change your life?” Fox said
What I meant to say, or possibly did say, was:
Adding day-to-day makes all the difference, because you would notice a season that’s three degrees below normal. That small temperature difference would take marginal rain days and make them snow days. Your heating bill would be significantly higher. You just wouldn’t notice it on any particular day.
It’s a tiny difference in meaning, but a significant one.