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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Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ
Simon, Maybe Al Gore can help him He's a weather expert.
Apr 07, 2008 09:50 PM #1
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Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL
He's something else, but is presenting himself as the head of a religion.
Apr 07, 2008 09:53 PM #2
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Nicholas Goglucci
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL
The Listing Whisperer

And we are the ones who see the world as flat?

Apr 07, 2008 09:55 PM #3
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Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL
Nick - you have to make more of an effort to tune into my show. I talked about the flat earth with a NASA scientist on Saturday!
Apr 07, 2008 09:57 PM #4
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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Weather men/women can't be scientists - they are more like soothsayers. Who else gets paid for guessing?
Apr 08, 2008 08:22 AM #5
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Ted Baker
Carmody and Associates LLC - Winter Haven, FL
MidFloridaMediation.com
I am hoping for downloadable Podcasts soon, Simon. so I don't miss a fun-filled minute
Apr 08, 2008 09:52 AM #6
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Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL

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.

Apr 08, 2008 10:58 AM #7
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

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

Apr 08, 2008 11:58 AM #8
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Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
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.
Apr 08, 2008 07:33 PM #9
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Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL
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??
Apr 08, 2008 09:45 PM #10
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Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
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.
Apr 09, 2008 08:58 AM #11
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