"Days of Shivery" The Farmers' Almanac was right

By WEEK Reporter

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 11:47 PM CDT

"Days of Shivery." It appears the Old Farmers' Almanac for 2014 was right about this winter.

The seasonal prediction book is released every August.

At that time, we were complaining about hot and dry conditions.

A prediction map released with the Farmers' almanac showed a "biting cold and snowy" winter in the Great Lakes region.

And here we are nearing the first month's end of 2014.

Central Illinois has had three blasts of bitter artic air. Weekly dips in subzero conditions, and of course snow.

Rochester, Minnesota is bracing for up to five inches of snow by the weekend's end. There is 62-percent ice coverage on the Great Lakes.

And while Groundhog's Day is Sunday, the National Weather Service is forcasting another 4 to 6 inches of snow.