Terry’s Take: 6 more weeks of winter sounds right!
In case you missed it, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow over the weekend and that means 6 more weeks of Winter. Or so the story goes. However before you groan and moan, here this! Phil does not have a very distinguished track record. According to research by the Huffington Post, over the past 25 years Phil is not even 50/50 on his predictions with a success rate of 42%. Flipping a coin is better than that.
Be that as it may, I do have to agree with Phil this year. I think we have plenty more winter ahead of us.
Incidentally, with last nights storm, snowfall has now exceeded 40″ for the winter. Average at this point is close to 21″ so we’re running about 200% above normal. Quite a reversal from last year when we had accumulated just 11″. That’s winter in the Midwest! Roll weather…TS