Will almanac or groundhog get it right?

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Former suggests snowy month, latter will tell us on Saturday.

By Lisa King

Will it be a long cold winter?

Are we in for another month (or more!) of ice, snow, slush and just general nasty weather?

Almanacs have been traditional sources of information for people who want to get a long-term picture of the winter season, especially for farmers, who have to schedule their activities and their lives around the weather.

But how accurate are those sources, really?

Horticulture Agent Walt Reichert of the Shelby County Extension Office said you have to take those long-term weather predictions with a grain of salt.

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