Spring, Schming

The Northeast suffered unusually severe storms this winter. Time asked leading forecasters: How will spring rate?

Dr. Huug van den Dool, meteorologist, National Weather Service:

"Colder than normal in the Northeast."

Bill O'Toole, forecaster, J.Gruber's Hagerstown Town & Country Almanack:

"The East will be slightly cooler than normal."

Dr. Richard M. Head, weather prognosticator, Old Farmer's Almanac:

"Significantly cooler than normal over most of the country."

Larry Acker, prison guard and member of the American Weather Observer Supplemental Observation Network:

"The Northeast will be on the cool side."

(Note: forecasters also predict a warmer than average spring for the Southwest.)


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