Terry’s Take: 6 more weeks of winter sounds right!

Posted on: 10:51 pm, February 4, 2014, by

Terry Swails Weather Blog

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.

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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

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