When Caleb, Sandi and I met last summer to decide how to describe the upcoming winter, we realized that it would be decidedly colder than previous years. As such, we said it would be mild in the West, cold and snowy in the midsection of the US, and a cold “slap in the face” for 2/3rd of the country. As I was pumping gas this morning, I was reminded of just how cold this winter has been from start to finish.
A couple weeks ago, I received three phone calls from media in Columbia, Mo. The question concerned our call for substantial snow between March 24 — 27th. Could it be true? I have been in the Farmers’ Almanac business long enough to know that whatever Caleb predicts I have to stick to it. So, I said I did not know how much snow, but that was the call. Since the interviews, Missouri enjoyed some 70 degree days. Days before the 24th, the call was for sunshine and warm. But, a storm did sneak in and Columbia they had 2 days of snow and unusually cold temps. It might not have been substantial, but it was snow over several days. Kudos to Caleb Weatherbee!