Last week’s results:

Stormy and the Farmers’ Almanac were right. And wrong.

They both predicted that Saturday, Feb. 5, would be cold. According to the website Weather Underground, the day had a high of 35 degrees in Lewiston-Auburn, above the average. It had a low of minus-2 degrees, far below the average. The high was high, but a low below zero? We call this cold and a win for the fox and the almanac. 

This week’s question: Valentine’s Day. Love will be in the air. Love and …

The choices: 1.) Sleet. 2.) Snow, wind, the works. 3.) Sunshine.

The food: Mice.

The Farmers’ Almanac says: Love and snow, wind, the works. “Snow or a wintry mix. Milder, then blustery.”

Stormy says: Love and sunshine. Clearly, she’s a romantic.

Stormy’s Furcast is a winter-long series testing the weather predictions of the good-natured folks at the nearly 200-year-old Farmers’ Almanac against an equally good-natured fox who lives at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. The almanac is based on science and secret formulas. The fox makes her pick choosing from three piles of food, appropriately labeled. Each week, a new question and the previous week’s results. May the best forecaster, or furcaster, win.


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