If you've ever heard Missouri's weather in March being described as "in like a lamb and out like a lion", it appears that will be true in December, too. But, it will be for a completely different reason.
I don't know about you, but Thursday's temperature of 33 degrees made it feel to me like we'd hit the first day of Spring. Especially since many of us were shocked by the crazy cold temperatures we got on Wednesday.
Not to be confused with the Farmer's Almanac, which is the new kid on the block compared to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the Old Farmer's Almanac has, according to their website, been at this weather prediction game since 1792 (229 years). The Farmer's Almanac is the relative newcomer, publishing their first almanac in 1818, the year Illinois became a state.
We're at about the half-way point of this polar vortex's visit to the Rockford area (and most of the country, too), and the complaining you've probably been hearing (or doing) is getting louder and angrier by the day.