This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Baltimore Bill, The Weather-Predicting Crab, Forecasts A Warm Fall

SPARKS, Md., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- He emerged from hiding, he walked the plank, and unlike last year, he predicted a warm fall! Riding on the coattails of last year's accurate early winter prediction, Baltimore Bill, the weather-predicting crab, forecasted a nice autumn this morning in front of an eager crowd at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. With a few words of encouragement from the folks at OLD BAY and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and with official Preakness/Triple Crown stakes caller Larry Collmus providing the play-by-play, Bill walked a specially designed crab plank and headed left to the Inner Harbor to continue his OLD BAY "Baycation" with a warm fall.

(Photo: )

"When Bill made his inaugural early winter prediction last year and the first snowflakes appeared in Baltimore on November 13, we knew we were in trouble," said one Baltimore weather personality, who refused to be identified. "The meteorologist community has known about Bill for years, and while I'm thrilled with his warm fall prediction, I'm secretly hoping he's wrong because I'm starting to question my job security."

Ever since Bill was spawned in the lower Chesapeake Bay, he was different from other crabs. When he was hatched, Bill is said to have raised a claw in the water, felt a warm current and headed off to share his special power with the world. Baltimore Bill takes his job very seriously, and in a total claw-biter, he took his time making his prediction this morning.  

Who better to predict how long our warmer weather will last than a Chesapeake blue crab? "I know there's a certain groundhog who considers himself a cold weather expert, but unlike said groundhog, I have a spotless record under my shell and I took even more elements into consideration this year," said Bill, who was interviewed via bay phone from an undisclosed location. "Today, my special claw was drawing me to the left. While my claw has the strongest effect on my prediction, I also consider the air temperature, wind direction and smell of the water."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,132.70 -81.72 -0.45%
S&P 500 2,104.50 -6.24 -0.30%
NASDAQ 4,963.5270 -24.3630 -0.49%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs