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Winter weather look-ahead

Agriculture.com Staff 12/19/2008 @ 9:59am

Winter's really been a bear for a lot of folks already in the Midwest. But, have we seen the worst of the arctic temperatures?

That's the contention of Des Moines, Iowa-based meteorologist Charlie Notis of Freese-Notis Weather, Inc. He says even though the mercury will dip well below normal for this time of the year in the days immediately preceding Christmas, once the calendar flips over to 2009, temps may turn more seasonably moderate.

"Right now, believe it or not, I'm a little bit optimistic about how things are going to go from now on. We may have actually seen the worst of it," Notis says. "I'm much more optimstic for January and February, when we have a shot of temperatures at or above normal."

Charlie Notis of Freese-Notis Weather, Inc., in Des Moines, Iowa, talks with Agriculture Online Executive Editor John Walter about what he sees coming, weather-wise, for the Midwest in the next couple of months (video by John Walter).

Winter's really been a bear for a lot of folks already in the Midwest. But, have we seen the worst of the arctic temperatures?

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