I found this funny, but I'll admit that funny is probably not the right response to a pronouncement made by a major website that Hannibal is one of the coziest towns in Missouri when it comes to winter. Let's explore this.
It's not really a winter storm unless internet weatherman Frankie MacDonald says it is. If his latest forecast is correct, Missouri better be prepared because Frankie says a major weather event is coming.
It's no secret that overall it's been a rather mild winter so far. I mention this ironically as a winter storm is incoming this weekend. It is true, however, that Missouri broke a heat record dating back well over a century in December 2021.
Let's get this out of the way right from the beginning. This happened in North Dakota, but the temps there are virtually identical to here in Missouri and Illinois right now. A dude decided to go outside and crack and egg to see what would happen. It froze before it completely emptied onto the ground.
If you're familiar with superstar internet weatherman Frankie MacDonald, you know it's not a winter storm until Frankie says it is. That may be bad news for Missouri as Frankie has just issued a specific warning for the Show Me State.
I generally don't trust surveys, but this one included a lot of people who responded. We're talking about over 800,000 people who answered questions about winter. Their findings claim that Illinois hates winter more than Missouri. Let's find out why.
Central Illinois energy companies are getting ahead of it early, by issuing warnings to customers that they should expect higher heating bills during the winter months. And that's the last thing struggling Illinoians needed to hear.