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Norbert Schulz, Jamestown, holds a pig spleen he uses to make winter weather forecasts. He predicts this year's winter will be just as cold and snowy as last year's. John M. Steiner / Forum Communications Co.

Pig spleen forecast predicts 'mean' weather ahead, says Jamestown man

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RURAL PINGREE, N.D. - It's not the most traditional way of predicting the weather, but one Jamestown man boasts a near-perfect record stretching back decades.

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Pig spleens and their height and width are how Norbert Schulz predicts the snowy season in North Dakota. This year, Schulz offered the same advice as years before: Buy a new shovel.

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