To be honest,I have no idea who Joe Bastardi is. That being said,I simply wait to see what the weather actually does. Forecasting is rarely an exact science....especially here in Texas.
Ain't that the truth. What do they say about Texas weather? If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. It'll change.
In the area of Texas in which I live, I've seen rain so localized, that it'll be raining in one block, and you go up the street to the next block, and it's not raining. I won't disagree with Mr.Bastardi, but here in Texas, I'm far less concern with the next winter being cold, as I am about the next summer being hot. Last summer, where I live in Texas, it was the hottest summer on record, going back to the days they started keeping records. I am just afraid that this summer will beat last year's record for hot summers.