Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Random quote and unrelated photo of the week

The most memorable Oregon example of animal weather forecasting involved a herd of goats residing on Mt. Nebo, near Roseburg. As Mike Thoele reported in the Eugene Register-Guard (May 27, 1986), the goat herd slowly became a legend in Roseburg, but quickly became notorious when a local radio station began a promotional series which pitted the goats' forecasting skill against the National Weather Service - and some claimed the goats did better.

George H. Taylor and Raymond R. Hatton
The Oregon Weather Book: A State of Extremes

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