Joe Rao predicts the weather - far in advance

News 12 Meteorologist Joe Rao is offering viewers some bold predictions you can't get anywhere else.

Through a study of the moon's effect on the weather and the help of renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, the following dates have been picked as having potential for storm activity: Dec. 16 - Dec. 18, Feb. 21 - Feb. 23, 2012, and March 11 - March 13, 2012.

"The interesting fact about weather forecasting is that on the evening news, the meteorologist is the only person in the newscast that's allowed to predict the future. Everyone else is reporting news that has already happened.

"So it's an interesting distinction that we allow that one person to predict our future, that's kinda cool," Tyson says.

To see an extended interview with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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