One thing that’s very reliable here in the US is the weather forecast.  I remember how back in Manila, the weather forecast had no credibility unless it was obvious.  So when I tuned in to the morning newscast and heard “Snow”, I quickly changed coats and put on a thick sweater.  I figured I could always take it off if it got warm.  Well, it IS cold, so I’m good.  Just can’t believe how fickle the weather can be being that it’s SUPPOSED to be Spring.. yeah, right.