Monday, August 15, 2016

Farmers Almanac: Expect Teeth-Shattering, 'Ice Cold' Winter

If you're tired of the heat and humidity, the 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac long-range forecast is for you.  The Almanac predicts a harsh winter for our neck of the woods.

The long-term weather forecast calls for a teeth-chattering winter for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. 

"We're calling it the return of the old-fashioned winter. The ice cold winter is back," said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.

While August and September will remain hot and bring tropical storm threats and scattered thunderstorms, especially in late August and Sept. 16-19.

Although winter temperatures will then be above normal, the periods of coldest weather will arrive in late December, mid- and late January and early and mid-February.

To accompany these colder temperatures, snowfall will be higher than normal in our region. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late January and early to mid-February.

The Farmer’s Almanac is based on a “secret formula” that uses both historical methods and scientific calculations.

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