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Posted 1/17/2014 3:14pm by Eugene Wyatt.

It looks like it will rain and snow plus be partially sunny on Saturday with a 50% chance of precipitation...hmm, 50% they say.

Saturday Union Square: "A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain between 1pm and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind becoming west 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected."

Issued by: National Weather Service New York, NY
Last Update: 12:58 pm EST Jan 17, 2014

I could do as well as the National Weather Service with the flip of a coin.

Now at 6:09 pm...

Saturday Union Square: "A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 10am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%."

Issued by: National Weather Service New York, NY
Last Update: 6:09 pm EST Jan 17, 2014

Saturday's forecast is getting better; yet tomorrow, I'm afraid, the damage has been already done by the previous forecasts...but ever and always, better pleasant damage than not.

Posted 1/16/2014 8:06am by Eugene Wyatt.

The forecast:

Saturday Union Square: "A chance of rain and snow before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%." 

Issued by: National Weather Service New York, NY
Last Update: 6:01 am EST Jan 16, 2014

And 12 hours later,

Saturday Union Square: "A chance of rain and snow before noon, then a slight chance of snow between noon and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected."

Issued by: National Weather Service New York, NY
Last Update: 5:59 pm EST Jan 16, 2014

What has meaning is not only the rain, snow or wind on Saturday (that is a factor) but an unpleasant weather forecast will keep people from shopping the out-of-doors Greenmarket. Our business will diminish; people are planners. They will plan to do inside things on their Saturday free rather than brave the threatened inclement weather; they will call Fresh Direct or go to Whole Foods or arrange for a meal delivery from a take-out restaurant and let the delivery bicyclist, clad in plastic bags to protect his body from the rain, deal with the foul weather.

It's happening now, plans are being made; but Friday's forecast will be the final stroke and seal our indoor fate or, if favorable weather is predicted, free us to scurry out in the sun to buy produce from a smiling farmer at the Union Square Greenmarket.