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Marideth Sisco ruminates on the unpredictability of Ozarks weather

Storyteller Marideth Sisco shares how people in the past forecast the weather. And, she says, despite all the changes over the years, one thing has stayed the same: Sometimes weather in the Ozarks can be unpredictable.

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Marideth is a Missouri storyteller, veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician and student of folklore focusing on stories relevant to Ozarks culture and history. Each month, she’s the voice behind "These Ozarks Hills.” Sisco spent 20 years as an investigative and environmental writer for the West Plains Quill and was well known for her gardening column, “Crosspatch,” on which her new book is based. Sisco was a music consultant and featured singer in the 2010 award-winning feature film “Winter's Bone.”