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State Climatologist David Stooksbury's prediction of a warm dry winter doesn't seem to be coming to fruition. In fact, the Climate Prediction Center just revised its forecast for January to be colder than normal for our region. And I don't see how the ground could possibly be any wetter, at least at my house in northern Hall County.
On the climatologist's website, he predicts that heating bills will be lower, too. My heating bill has already far exceeded last year's bill for this same time frame.
With all the shortfalls in the state's budget, I wonder how much value the taxpayer is getting out of the climatologist's office. The Farmer's Almanac has been more accurate, and it's cheaper, too.