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Hi, Sandy, ┬áThank you forHi, Sandy,  Thank you for taking the time to write and express your disappointment with the 2014 Almanac weather forecast. It's hard to read/hear, but we understand and appreciate that you cared enough to tell us. I can not imagine how hard it must be for you to read the Almanac forecast and not see it "come to life." We appreciate your faith in our predictions and we are sorry that we have not fulfilled your expectations—and ours, which were for rain. As you may know, the Almanac forecasts are made the previous year; the winter forecast was researched and delivered in winter 2013. Evelyn Browning Garriss writes this blog weekly, and so she is describing current events with the benefit of being in the moment. Our meteorologist is not the only professional prognosticator who did not anticipate this wild swing by the jet stream and so the ensuing results explained above. Although it may be small comfort, the season, the year, is not over. As a saying goes, it only takes a day to change.  Thank you for your belief in what we do (even though I know that faith is diminished...). Loyalty like yours means the world to us. The Almanac Editors

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