Will William Gray see his shadow?

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Real Estate Agent with Orlando Area Real Estate Services

Right around this time of year we have a news event in this country which is tantamount to the February appearance of Punksatony Phil. We have the whole did he see his shadow or not? Will winter carry on for another six weeks or not?

Well Dr William Gray has to wait for two more mnths before he comes out and does his thing.

Oh and for the uneducated, his "thing" is how many hurricanes will hit the US mainland in any given year. It is quite important and certainly insurance companies pay attention and adjust premiums accordingly.

But you see there is a problem. Dr Gray has been so inaccurate these past few years that who knows if anyone should pay any attention to him or not?

From a real estate point of view, it certainly has an effect on the Florida market as some people hear what he has to say and make decisions about where they want to live, retire or have a vacation home based on his words.

The whole thing is plainly ridiculous. Scientifically speaking, it is just as important as the aforementioned Punksatony Phil! Just three years ago the busy season of 2005 was blamed on Global Warming (and for the real nut jobs, on George W Bush!). Then at the end of the second quiet season in a row, the below average seasons were ALSO blamed on global warming. I never got my head round that one either.

Anyway, for those of you who are interested, William Gray and his team will make their predictions this week. I can hardly wait!

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(Copyright © 2008 By Simon L Conway All Rights Reserved.)

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Simon Conway
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Judy - they are wrong about 50% of the time. Somehow they keep their jobs!

Ted - I have requested Gray for the show, but I doubt he will come on.

April 08, 2008 10:58 AM
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Alexander Harb
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This is almost like fortune telling or Astrology......

Everyone WANTS to have SOME control over their lives.....

They forget that God is supposed to be in control...

duh.....

=-D

April 08, 2008 11:58 AM
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Rob Arnold
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & Foreclosure Realtor
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.
Harris Rosen the big hotel guy here in Orlando apparently threatened Dr. Gray with a lawsuit for making such inacurate hurricane predictions.  Dr. Gray needs to retire.  He apparently has nothing better to do with his time than make a fool out of himself year after year.
April 08, 2008 07:33 PM
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Simon Conway
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Rob - have you noticed how excited the TV weather people get when there is a storm and how unhappy they have seemed at the end of the last two hurricane seasons because NOTHING happened??
April 08, 2008 09:45 PM
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Rob Arnold
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Simon - I just like watching the weather reporters that get out in the middle of the storm and practically get washed away.  What a laugh.
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