Weather Forecast

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.


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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