If the Old Farmers Almanac is even semi accurate, it looks as though it's going to be another nasty Winter - colder than last year (!) ahead thanks to the sun's activity. According to this video (below) this forecast is nothing to shake a stick at as allegedly they have an 80% accuracy but only time will tell.
Of course, the folks back home in Chicago will immediately roll their eyes and sigh in pure disgust and they have the right to after the "polar vortex" that rolled through the area last January. Not only were schools shut and streets impassable but even expressways, covered with salt as fast as they could spread it, froze and brought commuters and semis to a stand still. Supplies were cutoff across the nation and insurers definitely had to have felt the pain.
Seems I relocated to Texas just in the nick of time! While we still get a few snow days down here below the 40th parallel North (even a inch of snow here paralyzes drivers and shuts down schools), the first thing that j