My grandpa said that if you watch the weather the first 12 days of the new year, you will know what the weather will be like for the year. Here is my "official" experiment!
|Bee feeding on Asters--2009|
Wind: 5 mph
Sky: Dark and Cloudy
It was c-c-c-cold today. The low was nearly freezing and it only warmed about 4° today. Even though the high was close to 40° there was nothing pleasant about the day. The skies were dreary--a complete opposite from this time last week. The sun was too scared to even peek through the clouds, and a lot of us educators didn't wear warm enough clothing.
Prediction for October 2011
This one's easy. October will be colder than normal. With the high almost 20° below normal, the overcast skies, and the icy windchill, I predict we will have a fall. Get ready for football with heavy blankets, etc., etc. Now watch us have the hottest late summer on record! Wish I could slice it both ways, but I'll be true---chilly it is for October with normal rainfall.