We know it's not even fall yet, but the Farmers Almanac is already out with their predictions for the winter weather. So just how cold will it be? The real teeth-chattering arrives mid-February especially in the following zones: Northeast/New England, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Midwest, and Southeast .
According to the Editor, Peter Geiger...“Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter. We stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted the many storms last winter, as well as this summer’s steamy, hot conditions.”
This is a dramatic change from what the Old Farmer's Almanac had predicted fr our area last month. The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a Warm and Dry winter for SE Minnesota. We can expect to see above normal temperatures, more rain and less snow thanks to a weak El Niño, which will prevent cold air masses from lingering in the North.
Both almanacs claim to be 80-85% accurate in their weather forecasts. Which one do you believe?
ICYMI - The Farmers' Almanac and The Old Farmer's Almanac winter outlooks, as ambiguous as they are, could not be more opposite. We need the groundhog to break the tie! Purely entertaining, but fun to read. pic.twitter.com/MwOEuRBwVM— Ed Piotrowski (@EdPiotrowski) August 28, 2018