Check out this quote from the Arizona Republic

*If the Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal outlook proves to be accurate, 2018 could turn out to be a scorcher as well. The outlook for the first three months of the year calls for a 50-percent probability of above average temperatures continuing.*

Pop quiz: If there's a 50% chance of ABOVE average temperatures, what is the chance of BELOW average temperatures? You guessed it! 50%. So what do you think of that first line "2018 could turn out to be a scorcher as well."? Of course, since the Climate Prediction Center is also predicting at 50% chance of below average temperatures, I could rewrite the first line and say that 2018 could turn out to be a bitter year.