Lunghu’s Midterm Report Card

Lunghu started the Year of the Tiger (YoT) by trash-talking Hong Kong feng-shui soothsayers and making a few predictions of his own.  Now that it’s almost Ferragosto, we’re halfway through YoT, so let’s take a look at Lunghu’s midterm grades.

Earthquake in Andean region:

[A]   This one’s easy.   Grade would have been an A+ if Lunghu had specified a date & time.

Hot Dry Summer:

[A-]  The summer isn’t quite over (half of August awaits us), but thus far June & July & two weeks of August were indeed just as hot & dry as predicted in Lunghu’s region of the Eastern United States (see tables below).

















12Z MAX


Date MAX MIN +/- Avg Precip SPD SPD DIR

2010-06-01 84 69 11 0.13 6.7 20 290

2010-06-02 87 66 11 0.00 4.6 13 190

2010-06-03 88 69 12 0.03 5.7 15 270

2010-06-04 88 67 11 0.00 4.1 9 220

2010-06-05 89 74 15 0.00 7.3 16 290

2010-06-06 90 61 8 0.00 11.1 23 360

2010-06-07 75 53 -4 0.00 6.3 14 290

2010-06-08 76 54 -3 0.00 6.8 20 10

2010-06-09 68 51 -9 0.52 5.5 16 190

2010-06-10 83 59 1 0.00 5.4 12 50

2010-06-11 78 56 -3 0.00 4.0 13 200

2010-06-12 86 61 4 0.00 7.5 16 240

2010-06-13 87 67 6 0.18 3.3 13 110

2010-06-14 83 66 4 T 3.2 10 360

2010-06-15 80 62 0 0.00 6.8 16 80

2010-06-16 80 61 -1 0.04 5.8 15 260

2010-06-17 79 62 -1 0.01 9.7 23 10

2010-06-18 85 58 0 0.00 3.8 13 170

2010-06-19 89 60 2 0.00 5.0 15 200

2010-06-20 93 70 9 T 5.5 16 310

2010-06-21 90 70 7 0.00 5.9 14 10

2010-06-22 90 69 7 0.04 4.6 16 240

2010-06-23 93 68 7 0.00 5.8 16 320

2010-06-24 97 76 13 T 7.3 23 280

2010-06-25 89 68 5 0.00 4.0 13 10

2010-06-26 92 65 5 T 4.0 16 320

2010-06-27 95 70 8 0.00 4.9 15 290

2010-06-28 96 77 12 0.03 7.8 17 250

2010-06-29 91 69 5 0.00 7.2 17 330

2010-06-30 82 61 -3 0.00 6.6 15 330














































12Z MAX


Date MAX MIN +/- Avg Precip SPD SPD DIR

2010-07-01 80 58 -6 0.00 7.9 17 10

2010-07-02 83 56 -5 0.00 5.4 16 360

2010-07-03 92 56 -1 0.00 4.4 12 360

2010-07-04 99 64 7 0.00 6.2 16 280

2010-07-05 100 68 9 0.00 4.8 14 340

2010-07-06 104 74 14 0.00 3.7 10 200

2010-07-07 103 79 15 0.00 7.3 16 130

2010-07-08 90 74 6 0.00 5.9 13 160

2010-07-09 91 72 6 0.08 6.8 18 170

2010-07-10 83 73 2 0.28 4.2 10 10

2010-07-11 92 71 6 0.00 4.0 12 320

2010-07-12 93 64 3 0.18 4.9 20 310

2010-07-13 88 71 4 2.59 5.2 18 170

2010-07-14 85 74 4 0.36 5.4 15 60

2010-07-15 91 72 6 0.00 5.5 14 180

2010-07-16 96 74 9 0.00 6.2 18 240

2010-07-17 93 74 8 0.00 5.5 13 300

2010-07-18 94 76 9 0.00 5.7 15 290

2010-07-19 93 74 8 0.06 5.9 22 280

2010-07-20 88 72 4 T 3.2 12 280

2010-07-21 93 73 6 0.15 7.2 23 340

2010-07-22 91 71 4 0.00 7.1 17 310

2010-07-23 95 71 6 0.00 5.0 14 250

2010-07-24 96 82 13 0.00 6.9 15 320

2010-07-25 94 69 6 0.37 6.8 36 360

2010-07-26 87 64 0 0.00 5.8 15 320

2010-07-27 89 65 1 0.00 4.1 12 280

2010-07-28 90 70 4 0.00 5.6 15 260

2010-07-29 91 72 6 0.05 6.7 16 40

2010-07-30 84 63 -2 0.00 6.0 13 320

2010-07-31 84 62 -3 0.00 4.4 14 200
























































12Z MAX


Date MAX MIN +/- Avg Precip SPD SPD DIR

2010-08-01 79 67 -3 0.04 3.1 10 280

2010-08-02 85 64 -1 T 5.2 15 210

2010-08-03 87 70 3 0.00 8.1 15 230

2010-08-04 91 76 8 0.00 6.7 14 220

2010-08-05 93 78 10 0.00 7.5 21 280

2010-08-06 89 66 3 0.00 6.8 18 320

2010-08-07 88 60 -1 0.00 2.3 12 290

2010-08-08 92 69 6 0.00 6.4 15 210

2010-08-09 94 70 7 0.00 5.3 15 220

2010-08-10 96 76 11 T 2.8 10 350

2010-08-11 96 77 12 0.00 5.5 16 160

2010-08-12 79 71 0 0.10 7.5 15 110

2010-08-13 84 67 1 T 8.3 16 130










In fact, it has been even hotter and drier than Lunghu expected.   Sorry about that.   Lunghu’s not happy about the Russian wheat harvest, either.   However, his brother has been rakin’ it in with KCBT & CME call options on hard & soft winter wheat, so somebody’s smiling.

Putin’s Reconquista:

[C+]   Russian-style “democracy” has definitely been in evidence in the FSU thus far in YoT –in Kyrgyzstan, for example.   Yes, armed rebellion counts as a democratic expression of the People’s Will:  see Venezuela in 2002 or Honduras in 2009 for examples of American-style “democracy” in action.   Lunghu’s grade is only a C+ because he appears to have gotten the big picture right but slacked off on the details by casually mentioning Estonia as a possible candidate for “Change You’d Better Believe In.”   Lunghu didn’t put enough research effort into evaluating the overall operating environment in the FSU.  Too bad that’s not his area of specialty.   Expect further developments in the second semester.

Pinocchio’s puppeteers:

[Inc.]  Lunghu gets an Incomplete grade in this course despite a promising start.   Still, we’ve got another semester to go.   Lunghu is expecting to make up ground on the final exam.

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