Let me be honest, direct and humble: I told you so.

That’s not terribly humble but it is correct. The Dec. 20 Frac Spread warned y’all about the weakening polar vortex that would chill the eastern two-thirds of the country by mid-January. And here it is, and there you are, running low on hot cocoa and reluctant to venture to the store because it’s, well, cold outside. Read the Frac Spread and know the future!

“Unsettled weather may bring a possible winter storm tracking from the Midwest to the Northeast [Jan. 18 through Jan. 20],” said the National Weather Service on Jan. 16. The service is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which is closed as part of the shutdown of the federal government. However, it still issues information necessary to protect lives and property.

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