And I Think It Might Rain Today...
October 11, 2010
Don’t knock the weather; nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while – Frank McKinney Hubbard
Weather, weather, weather…. It changes every day. Yet, how often do we notice it except to praise or complain about it? It dictates our plans for the day, what we wear, what we can accomplish that day, and what we might be able to do tomorrow. We check it before we go on vacation; we check it to see if we’ll need an umbrella or be prepared to scrape frost off our cars. Here at the Red Bridge Branch, we always lament the heavy rain days as our drains tend to become overwhelmed, and instead of a parking lot, we have a small lake that threatens to drown our medians.
Every year, the Farmer’s Almanac releases their predictions for the coming year – going from November until the next October. How accurate are these predictions? This blogger here at Red Bridge is determined to find out! From looking over the Old Farmer’s Almanac 2011, we are in for a very rainy 2011 here and the rest of our designated "farmers" locations. The Heartland area, which covers most of Missouri, the south-east corner of South Dakota, the eastern portions of Kansas and Nebraska, the majority of Iowa, western Illinois, and the extreme south-west corner of Wisconsin are grouped together to form a section for the almanac’s predictions.
So, what's November going to hold for us? I’m afraid that just like the song by Guns n' Roses, there will be lots of November rain. The good news? No snow is predicted – except for flurries during the week of Thanksgiving. But given the vastness of the Heartland, we might miss the snow and just get rain instead. Either way – keep your umbrellas handy next month. The Almanac says we’re going to need them.
Nov 1 – 3 – Sunny and mild
Nov 4 – 7 – Rain then sunny, cool
Nov 8 – 9 – Thunderstorms, warm
Nov 10 – 12 – Sunny, cool
Nov 13 – 19 – Rainy periods, cool
Nov 20 – 23 – Flurries, cold (if this is accurate, I suggest getting your Thanksgiving shopping done early!)
Nov 24 – 30 – Showers, then sunny and mild
At the end of November, we’ll check back and see just how spot on the Almanac is for this month.
Red Bridge Branch