So, the score in our weekly prediction of will it snow, is 0 for 1. all our forecasters said it wasn't going to snow, but slightly more than one inch of snow to slush fell on Toms River.
In our weekly poll, which closed early Wednesday morning, readers were split last week about whether they thought it was going to snow: 20 said it would be unseasonably warm, 19 said regardless of the weather they'd be hibernating, 17 predict bitter cold and four people voted it would snow.
Well, it . But how are things looking this week? More white stuff falling from the sky, or just wintery rain or dry skies?
We asked the National Weather Service, the Old Farmer's Almanac, and our Magic Eight Ball. The forecast is mixed.
The Old Farmer's Almanac predicted snow from Jan. 20 to 24 and even warns of a blizzard on Jan. 30 to 31. The good book's exact forecast for Toms River: "Jan 20-24: Rain to snow, then sunny, cold; Jan 25-29: Rain and snow north; sunny, mild south; Jan 30-31: Blizzard."
The National Weather Service says snow is possible Thursday and Sunday. Here's the scoop: "Thursday: A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent...Sunday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
Our Magic Eight Ball? "Outlook not so good," it answered. Hmm, what does that even mean! So cryptic.
We'll chalk that up to two yes votes. How about you, do you think it will snow this week in Toms River?