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How did the Farmers' Almanac 'nail' this winter's forecast? That's a secret

Our first editor was David Young and he wanted to predict weather for farmers. But he was a mathematician, an astronomer and a calculator, so he developed a mathematical formula, which our prognosticator applies to sun-spot activity, planet positions, the affect the moon has on the earth. That allows us to do our weather two years in advance.

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