Posted: Sep 5, 2013 6:35 PM 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.