this is the time of year that everyone i know feels they have to tell me that they heard we are supposed to have a bad winter this year. just wondering what you guys are hearing for the 02/03 winter season forecast for your areas. the only relation i can make for the northeast is that the last time we had as dry and hot of a summer as we had this year was 95/96, and that was the year, if my memory serves me well, we got hammered several times along with the 30"+ blizzard. lets all cross our fingers that old man winter treats us well this winter season, he owes us big time!!!