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Entry from May 10, 2019
“The trouble with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure”

Around the end of March or the beginning of April, many people announce “the last snowfall/snowstorm of the season”—and then it often snows again a few days later. “The trouble with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure” is a seasonal saying that has been printed on many images.

“Why is the season’s last snowstorm always followed by another one?” was written by American newspaper columnist Doug Larson (1926-2017) in his column in the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette on April 1, 1972. “The last snowfall of the season occurs several times in March and April” was written by Larson in the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette on March 4, 1982.

“The trouble with the season’s last snowfall is that you can never be sure it is” was written by Doug Larson in the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette on March 20, 1993. “The trouble with the season’s last snowfall is that you can’t be sure” was written by Larson in the Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette on March 3, 1994.


Wikipedia: Doug Larson
Doug Larson (February 10, 1926 to April 1, 2017) was a columnist and editor for the Door County Advocate (1953–1964) and wrote a daily column, “Doug’s Dugout,” for the Green Bay Press-Gazette (1964–1988), both Wisconsin-based newspapers. The column was originally syndicated through United Media under the title “Senator Soaper Says”; Larson took over authorship in 1980. Previously, it had been written by Bill Vaughn of the Kansas City Star. Larson was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

1 April 1972, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, “Doug’s Dougout: Disconnected Thoughts About Almost Anything” by Doug Larson, pg. A-7, col. 3:
Why is the season’s last snowstorm always followed by another one?

4 March 1982, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. A-8, col. 1:
The last snowfall of the season occurs several times in March and April.

20 March 1993, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. A-9, col. 1:
The trouble with the season’s last snowfall is that you can never be sure it is.

3 March 1994, Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. A-7, col. 1:
The trouble with the season’s last snowfall is that you can’t be sure.

19 February 1995, Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. A-12, col. 1:
The trouble with the season’s last snowfall is that you can’t be sure.

20 March 1995, The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL), “Vignettes,” pg. 4, col. 2:
The trouble with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure.

13 March 1996, Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. D-1, col. 1:
The only thing wrong with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure.

24 May 1996, Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. D-1, col. 1:
The trouble with the last snowstorm of the season is that you can’t be sure.

12 February 1997, Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. D-1, col. 1:
The trouble with the season’s last snowfall is that you can’t be sure.

Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 153, Issues 915-920
December 1998
Pg. ?:
The trouble with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure.
-- DOUG LARSON, United Feature Syndicate

7 February 1999, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. D-2, col. 3:
The trouble with the last snowstorm of the season is that it always seems to be followed by another one.

4 May 2002, Calgary (Alberta) Herald, “Game called off in a flurry: Snowfall partly a lucky break for Cannons pitching” by Fred Collins, pg. F6:
The wit and wisdom of Doug Larson obviously had it nailed, in this little nugget lifted from the United Feature Syndicate.

“The trouble with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure.”

11 March 2003, Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. D-7, col. 6:
The trouble with the season’s last snowstorm is that you can’t be sure.

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PhoenixRising
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The trouble with the last snowfall of the season is that you can’t be sure.
Doug Larson
8:27 PM - 11 Jul 2018

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Troy Darbyson
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Replying to @PPistone
The trouble with the last snowfall, is you can never be sure!  Hello Spring!
3:19 PM - 28 Apr 2019

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