A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 30, 2014
Meteoronomics (meteorology + economics)

"Meteoronomics” (meteorology + economics) is when the weather influences economic activity. For example, a hurricane could cause economic losses. On May 29, 2014, USA TODAY tweeted:

“The US economy shrank in the 1st quarter for the 1st time in 3 years due partly to bad weather that hampered activity.”

The blog Zero Hedge responded with a post, titled “Mainstream Media Meteoronomics.” The term had been used sparsely before May 29, 2014. “Meteoronomics - The Dismal Science of Fine Weather” appeared in a post in April 2009. “#meteoronomics” first appeared on Twitter on September 30, 2013.


Architecture with a capital A
Meteoronomics - The Dismal Science of Fine Weather.
Posted 19th April 2009 by Capital A
I’m sure it wont have escaped your notice; more convertibles on the roads, picnics in the parks, people smiling. None of these things have happened, I’m sure, since before Norther Rock went off the economic deep end. But then we’ve not had such a nice spring since then either. I have drawn the necessary conclusion using the advanced, and hitherto unknown, science of Meteoronomics - the study of how weather affect the economy!

Twitter
Steven Brand
‏@THEsgBRAND
Positivity and confidence abound. And the sun is shining. #meteoronomics http://lnkd.in/br27r7u
3:23 AM - 30 Sep 2013

Twitter
FPE TRADING
‏@Intoccabile
@Lavorgnanomics @zerohedge #Meteoronomics
9:21 AM - 5 Mar 2014

Twitter
USA TODAY Weather ‏@usatodayweather May 29
The US economy shrank in the 1st quarter for the 1st time in 3 years due partly to bad weather that hampered activity http://usat.ly/SiDkLw

FPE TRADING
‏@Intoccabile
@usatodayweather @zerohedge Negative GDP reported by USA Today Weather - at a loss for words here. #Meteoronomics
8:47 PM - 29 May 2014

Zero Hedge
Mainstream Media Meteoronomics
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/29/2014 22:56 -0400
When the weather channel of USA today discusses economics it may be time to officially replace Joe LaVorgna with groundhog Phil…
(...)
And in case you were wondering just how much the weather impacted the strong vibrant US economy…
(...)
A 3.5 percentage point plunge since the start of the year in the world’s largest ‘escape-velocity prone’ economy due to some snow…

Or in real terms a $100 billion loss in US economic growth...sounds reasonable eh?

Twitter
Fmips19
‏@Gmiff19
Blame it on weather http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-29/mainstream-media-meteoronomics … why the economy is failing. Nothing to do with bad policy. Never.
4:13 AM - 30 May 2014

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