On Feb. 12, 1983, the mid-Atlantic states were hit with a bruising winter storm. Some areas were covered with more than 30 inches of snow. For Bill O'Toole, prognosticator for The Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack, it was his finest day. He had predicted the storm, to the day, the previous summer.
A decade later, he received attention from media all over the country for predicting the fierce winter storms of 1993-1994. His predictions for the winter of 1998-1999: