A cool, wet spring

Thursday, May 12, 2005 | 08:29 AM
in Retail

"Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 14% rise in fiscal first-quarter earnings on a 9.5% increase in sales, but the results fell short of the company's expectations because of high gasoline prices and cool, wet spring weather."

Wow. Spring was cool and wet.

What are the odds of that ever happening?

Its a shame there isn't some sort of aphorism or nursery rhyme that could clue us in to the extremely unlikely possibility of increased precipitation in the fourth month of the year. Who knows? Maybe this unusual weather activity might generate a significant uptick in foliage bloomings in the fifth month?   

I'm going to have to go back to the Farmer's almanac and see if I can't figure out this difficult, meteorological conundrum.

Rain in the Spring. Who'da thunk it?


UPDATE May 12, 2005   10:16am
It turns out there actually is a way to figure out the weather in the Spring!  You can hear it here, or read it here.


Thursday, May 12, 2005 | 08:29 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (2)
de.li.cious add to de.li.cious | digg digg this! | technorati add to technorati | email email this post



TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A cool, wet spring:

» Excuses Excuses from The Stalwart
The Big Picture: A cool, wet springWal-Mart came out with dissapointing earnings today blaming both the price of oil (concievable), and [Read More]

Tracked on May 12, 2005 11:32:27 AM

» What is Wal-Mart Really Saying? from Well Spent
Yesterday investors initially shrugged off Wal-Mart's weak earnings news, partly because strong overall retail sales for April were announced at around the same time and weren't half bad. But during the day investors became increasingly worried that Wa... [Read More]

Tracked on May 13, 2005 9:43:35 AM


I don't know about the Wal-marts in your area, but I avoid our local Wal-mart like the plague. It is dirty, congested and in general dissarray. Target, on the other hand, is a totally different experience. Clean, uncongested and ordered. I think a lot of people just don't like the experience of going to Wal-mart.

Posted by: Arthur Hill | May 12, 2005 10:17:58 AM

The comments to this entry are closed.

Recent Posts

December 2008
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      


Complete Archives List



Category Cloud

On the Nightstand

On the Nightstand

 Subscribe in a reader

Get The Big Picture!
Enter your email address:

Read our privacy policy

Essays & Effluvia

The Apprenticed Investor

Apprenticed Investor

About Me

About Me
email me

Favorite Posts

Tools and Feeds

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Subscribe to The Big Picture

Powered by FeedBurner

Add to Technorati Favorites


My Wishlist

Worth Perusing

Worth Perusing

mp3s Spinning

MP3s Spinning

My Photo



Odds & Ends

Site by Moxie Design Studios™