‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’ Predicts Brutal Winter – Frigid, Snowy

old farmer's almanacAl Gore must be fuming that he has no control over the content of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Guess how long it will be before the alarmists say it’s because of global warming? One…two…three…: From NewsMax:

A brutally cold winter with a lots of snow for much of the U.S., even in places that don’t usually see too much white stuff, is being predicted by the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” – not to be confused with its younger rival “The Farmer’s Almanac.”

Look for above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of the northeastern New England states; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. Even the Pacific Northwest will get hit; the snowiest periods will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the oldest almanac predicts.

“Just about everybody who gets snow will have a White Christmas in one capacity or another,” editor Janice Stillman said from Dublin, New Hampshire, where “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is compiled. It’s due out in the coming week, reported The Associated Press.

The almanac says there will be above normal-rainfall in the first half of the winter in California, but then that will dry up and the drought is expected to continue. “We don’t expect a whole lot of relief,” Stillman said.

The weather predictions are based on a secret formula that founder Robert B. Thomas designed using solar cycles, climatology and meteorology. Forecasts emphasize how much temperature and precipitation will deviate from 30-year averages compiled by government agencies.

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