…and back in November the Old Farmers Almanac predicted a lighter winter this year. Claiming snow fall will be below normal in most places. It said expect snow in early and mid December and early to mid March. Well, they got the first part right. So much so that we had a White Christmas for the first time since Bing Crosby recorded the song. Okay, it may have snowed one or two times between then and now but let’s be honest, you can count on it raining on July 29th in Waynesburg more often than us having a White Christmas. This year has been different. Snowfall for December was 19.2 inches above average in the Pittsburgh area and the snowiest on record since 1880. But if you think that the higher than normal amount of snow fall in December of this year will carry over into January and February, according to the old Farmers Almanac don’t hold your breath. Word is you won’t have to break out the snow blower again until early to mid March. Now, if that holds up then I guess an early spring wont be in the cards for us this year unless the most famous ground hog in Pennsylvania by the name of Phil of Punxsutawney see’s things differently. Guess we wont know for sure until February 2nd.