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What Happened To Winter?

Posted by John Sims on Tue, Feb, 21, 2017 @ 13:02 PM

We hope you had the chance to enjoy our wonderful weekend weather! You haveSpringinWinter.png to make a double take at your calendar to remind you of the date. It's February!

Tomorrow could reach a record high; the only thing stepping in the way of reaching the record is a fair amount of high cloud cover. Wednesday's record high is 68° from 1930, if everything plays out just right, it is reachable. Thursday, while cooler, still looks quite nice.

However, hold on. Snow showers and much colder air return Saturday. Sunday is mostly cloudy, cold, and dry. I don't know what the groundhog meant predicting 6 more weeks of winter.

Some Historical Temperatures


Max Temperature

13 °F

36 °F

65 °F (1984)

Min Temperature

-9 °F

21 °F

-9 °F (2015)

I don't know whether to talk about heating or cooling. Who can figure out weather in Michigan. I'm sure we'll have more "furnace time"before thinking about air conditioning.

It may be time to think about tuning that A/C System up and get a jump on the spring time warm up which always catches people off-guard.

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Topics: Furnace Repair, A/C Tune Ups, Weather

How Cold Will It Be This Winter?

Posted by John Sims on Wed, Oct, 14, 2015 @ 14:10 PM

I hope you're  really enjoying this Fall weather like I am. But like every year, "BOOM"' it's switches to Winter. And as I do every year, I like to check out what the Farmer's Almanac is predicting. So here you go. 

The Farmers’ Almanac has been in continuous publication since 1818. Today, it’s circulation is still around 4 million copies per year.

How accurate is the Farmers’ Almanac? They claim it’s 80-85% accurate. Reality may be a touch different. They released their latest winter outlook a couple of months ago.

“The Almanac Publishing Company claims readers of the Farmers’ Almanac have attributed an 80 to 85 percent accuracy rate to the publication’s annual forecasts. However independent studies that retrospectively compare the weather with the predictions have not shown them more accurate than chance.” – wikipedia



According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2015–2016 is looking like a repeat of last winter, at least in terms of temperatures with unseasonably cold conditions over the Atlantic Seaboard, eastern portions of the Great Lakes, and the lower peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, most of the Tennessee and Mississippi Valley, as well as much of the Gulf Coast.

Much of the central United States will see near-normal winter temperatures. This includes the western and central Great Lakes, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and most of the Great Plains. In these areas, Ms. Nature will mix intervals of unseasonably mild temperatures with occasional shots of bitter cold; average it out and it comes out–average! Texas and the other South Central States will see a cool to cold winter, but nothing too extreme.

Farther west, over the Rockies, the Colorado Plateau, Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest States, milder than normal temperatures are expected.

“It’s like Winter Déjà vu.  Last year our bitterly cold, shivery forecasts came true in many states including the 23 eastern states that experienced one of their top-ten coldest Februarys on record. This year many of these same states may want to get a jump start now and stock up on lots of winter survival gear: sweaters, long johns, and plenty of firewood.” –

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Topics: Furnace, Furnace Tune Up, Comfort, Weather

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