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Pat Shingleton: "Caleb Weatherby - In Hiding"

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago September 06, 2013 Sep 6, 2013 Friday, September 06 2013 September 06, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

We're two weeks away from Autumn. This month is the seasonal launch date for "The Farmer's Almanac" - not to be confused with Robert B. Thomas's, "The Old Farmer's Almanac." In 1818, David Young began this almanac by extrapolating a combination of lunar cycles, planet positions and sunspot maximums to create a weather formula for sections of the United States. Clothed in secrecy, the forecast has been protected by a host of editors for 197 years. Current edeitor, Sondra Duncan, along with publisher Peter Geiger; protect the location and identity of reclusive weather soothsayer - Caleb Weatherby. In turn, Caleb reportedly protects the age-old "formula" for six zones ranging from the Pacific to the Atlantc and the Great Lakes to the Gulf.

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