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Will Seasons of Extremes Continue?

When we're surrounded by all this snow, it can be hard to think about other seasons -- but they'll be here, hopefully, before we know it. So, will the seasons of extremes continue?
When we're surrounded by all this snow, it can be hard to think about other seasons -- but they'll be here, hopefully, before we know it.

So, will the seasons of extremes continue?

"I love the snow. I don't mind it a bit," said Boo Lloyd, owner of Crossroads Cafe in Terre Haute.

And she's certainly getting her fill of it this year.

The National Weather Service says this season has has more frigid temps and snow than average -- almost into record levels.

"It seems that much more snowy and colder because we just have experienced a real cold, snowy winter like this one in quite some time," said Jason Puma, senior meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Other weather watchers have noticed the Farmer's Almanac's prediction of a harsh winter with plenty of storms has been almost spot on. But - experts caution to take that with a grain of salt.

To put out a forecast that says oh it's gonna snow in January in Indiana...that's really using climatology, not necessarily a whole lot of science," said Puma.

In case you are a believer, the Almanac calls for a warm and wet April and May, followed by a hotter than normal summer.

"Seasons are seasons. And it'll be a hot summer and everybody will be complaining about that so, I'll take this," said Lloyd.

And even though this winter has felt extreme, that doesn't necessarily mean the other seasons are going to follow suit - especially in Indiana.

"As long as I've lived, you learn you never know what the weather's gonna hold," said Terre Haute resident Larry Alsman. "My son lives in North Dakota, where the temperature gets to wind chills like 65 below zero. He lives in that so I don't complain down here."

And when in doubt, trust your weather authority. Here's what Jesse Walker said back in August: "We've had a pretty mild winter the last couple of years so maybe we're due."

Wednesday is also National Weatherperson Day - and what a fitting one for it.
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