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Farmer's Almanac Forecasts A Hot Chicago Summer

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 5, 2015 8:10PM

We're looking forward to warmer weather as much as anyone in Chicago, but rest assured the calls of "it's too hot outside" will grow to a crescendo the first moment Tom Skilling says heat indices are in the triple digits.

Leave it to Farmer's Almanac to sound the alarm that Chicago may be in store for a hotter than average summer. Below is a chart of precipitation and temperature predictions the Almanac drafted for Chicago from November 2014 through October 2015. Peep, peeps.

Graphic via Farmer's Almanac

They were way off the mark on their January and February predictions. Their predictions for the first half of March could be wrong, as well.

Another thing to keep an eye on is the ice totals on the Great Lakes. Currently, the world's largest body of freshwater is 89 percent covered in ice. It makes for some stunning satellite images.

Photo credit: NOAA

Lake Michigan, which was 90 percent covered in ice a year ago, only has 73 percent ice coverage today. Last year's brutal cold resulted in ice remaining in the Great Lakes longer in the year and a much milder summer.

Unless you're a Quaker concerned on when to plant your seed, we don't see why we should worry about Farmer's Almanac. In Skilling we trust!

[H/T Time Out Chicago]