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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Farmers Almanac

Well it seems as though with actual start of "winter" Mother Nature has been making sure we knew how nice it was to have a temperate November and most of December.  Snow flurries, cold winds, and chilly days seem to be what we are looking at for the next few weeks.  I thought with the onset of 2013 it would be fun to look at what The Farmer's Almanac has predicted for January:

December 2012
Stormy New England, with heavy wet snow/sleet. Rainy Mid-Atlantic States. Then fair, cold.
January 2013
1st-3rd. Showery, then clearing and cold. Wet for Mummers Day Parade in Philadelphia.
4th-7th. Storm sweeps across Pennsylvania and New York with gusty winds and heavy precipitation.
8th-11th. Blustery and colder; snow showers.
12th-15th. Mostly fair.
16th-19th. Wet, then fair and cold.
20th-23rd. Heavy snow (half foot or more) for New England; lighter amounts farther south.
24th-27th. Scattered flurries.
28th-31st. Sharp cold front brings rain and snow showers, then clearing and cold.

If you aren't familiar with the Farmer's Almanac, I recommend picking one up.  This is typically the most accurate source of weather which is printed once a year for the entire season and mostly focuses on astronomical occurrences and weather patterns to make it's predictions.   This is the oldest and most continuously published periodical.  The first almanac was published in 1792 during George Washington's presidency.  The history of the Almanac is entertaining and has had its ebbs and was even considered being banned by the government after a German spy was captured off the coast of Long Island in 1942 with a Farmer's Almanac in his pocket.  The US government speculated that the Germans were using the book for the weather predictions--therefore the book was "supplying information to the enemy".  The editor at the time, talked the US Government off the publishing ban of the periodical. 

If you have never experienced the Farmer's Almanac, I say stop by your local feed or hardware store and get your copy today!!

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