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?