I hope you're really enjoying this Fall weather like I am. But like every year, "BOOM"' it's switches to Winter. And as I do every year, I like to check out what the Farmer's Almanac is predicting. So here you go.
The Farmers’ Almanac has been in continuous publication since 1818. Today, it’s circulation is still around 4 million copies per year.
How accurate is the Farmers’ Almanac? They claim it’s 80-85% accurate. Reality may be a touch different. They released their latest winter outlook a couple of months ago.
“The Almanac Publishing Company claims readers of the Farmers’ Almanac have attributed an 80 to 85 percent accuracy rate to the publication’s annual forecasts. However independent studies that retrospectively compare the weather with the predictions have not shown them more accurate than chance.” – wikipedia
THE FARMERS’ ALMANAC 2016 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST:
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2015–2016 is looking like a repeat of last winter, at least in terms of temperatures with unseasonably cold conditions over the Atlantic Seaboard, eastern portions of the Great Lakes, and the lower peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, most of the Tennessee and Mississippi Valley, as well as much of the Gulf Coast.
Much of the central United States will see near-normal winter temperatures. This includes the western and central Great Lakes, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and most of the Great Plains. In these areas, Ms. Nature will mix intervals of unseasonably mild temperatures with occasional shots of bitter cold; average it out and it comes out–average! Texas and the other South Central States will see a cool to cold winter, but nothing too extreme.
Farther west, over the Rockies, the Colorado Plateau, Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest States, milder than normal temperatures are expected.
“It’s like Winter Déjà vu. Last year our bitterly cold, shivery forecasts came true in many states including the 23 eastern states that experienced one of their top-ten coldest Februarys on record. This year many of these same states may want to get a jump start now and stock up on lots of winter survival gear: sweaters, long johns, and plenty of firewood.” –
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