“Almanac: Plenty of snow, cold for Northeast” said the headline on Page B4 of the Press Herald’s Aug. 14 edition, although, in the accompanying Associated Press article, editors of the Farmers’ Almanac are quick to admit that forecasting is an “inexact science.”

I guess that would explain their failure to predict last year’s drought in the Northeast. The worst drought in decades, it started with a dearth of snow the preceding winter and didn’t end until autumn.

I think I’ll hold off on gassing up the snowblower.

Kurt Woltersdorf