Winter is coming in with a vengeance, isn’t it? Today was one of those days where you could feel the mercury drop by the hour. I started up the stove, but it couldn’t keep up with the cold, so we put on our sweaters around here.
I saw on the news how bad some people have it in this storm system. We were all “La lala la… it is still balmy here” until today. Still, I doubt if we get any snow accumulation. No matter how much others get I am in this odd climate strip that does not do snow. Well, sometimes, but not as much as other places in Ohio. And when it does snow- it is un-navigable whereas others are oblivious to the conditions we get. It is totally flat, and thanks to the farming practices of the sixties, practically treeless. Which means those prairie winds scour the land blowing snow across the roads. It then ices up in dangerous slicks. While the city is all cozy with their drifts and piles. But I wouldn’t trade it;)
I like this sort of cold, and I like stormy weather- the clouds today looked like a solid lead sheet where they met the whitened horizon of sky. The wind kicked up something fierce for awhile. This place gets very windy. My husband hates it, but I’ve grown sort of fond of it. I’m contrarian that way.
So… I was wondering what the Farmers Almanac had to say.
“Shivery is not dead” reveals the 2007 Farmers’ Almanac, alluding to its winter weather forecast. “While global warming has taken up much of our attention (as well as news coverage), our winter predictions are pointing towards widespread cold from coast to coast, especially for the western sections of the country,” shares Peter Geiger, Philom., Editor. Geiger continues, “The cold may not be as frigid as 30 or 40 years ago, but we do expect this to be the coldest winter we’ve seen for quite a few years.” And, after last year’s unusual warmth, this chill might make winter harder than usual.
The 2007 Farmers’ Almanac, released August 28, 2006, predicts the frigid temperatures, as much as 20 degrees below seasonal norms (and nearly 40 degrees colder than last winter), for Montana, the Dakotas and parts of Wyoming. For the Gulf Coast up through New England, unseasonably cold, or “shivery,” conditions are expected.
Snow, and lots of it, is also forecast for the nation’s midsection, parts of New England, and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. “The Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley may be the only area spared the extreme cold,” reveals Sandi Duncan, Philom., Managing Editor, “but this is not to say this area won’t be without its cold spells and significant snowfalls.”
BRRRR, shiver ::shiver::
It looks like it is stacking up that way so far,
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