Who hasn’t heard the prediction of how the month of March might make its entrance and exit? In like a lion, out like a lamb. We grew up to expect it, much like the tradition around Groundhog Day.
However, according to the 2014 Almanac I received (compliments of Shelter Insurance), March just might have a mind of its own. This year, look for it to be in like a lion, out like another lion.
If you wonder how the Almanac makes long-ranged weather predictions with 80% accuracy, so do I. I visited Mr. Google and asked the question. The answer was “a formula that is a combination of solar science, weather patterns and meteorology”. So, I still don’t know – because in school science was my worse thing.
The Almanac weather forecast for March 1-3 is for blizzard-like conditions across the Great Plains. Very snowy and cold in the Rockies. Rain or snow for Pacific Northwest states, then clearing and cold. Arkansas is not mentioned specifically but the local weathermen say we will be affected by all that weather west of us.
The last week of the month is predicted to have thunderstorms from Texas to Alabama that may spawn tornadoes. Storms from the Pacific states will sweep across the Northwest. There should be snow in New England with heavy rain to the south.
That sounds about right.
Out like a lamb? I’m afraid not.