The Farmers' Almanacs Agree: We're In For A Brutal Winter

Sick of temperatures in the high 80s? You might be wishing for them in the harsh winter that’s reportedly headed our way. At least according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac—a source of weather information a meteorologist might call unscientific, if they were being kind—which has predicted a “super cold winter.” Its rival, The Farmers’ Almanac, has similarly called for a nasty winter in the Northeast.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac—first published in 1792—released a summary of its winter weather predictions last week. The almanac is calling for below-average temperatures in the Northeast, along with most regions in the country.

“Super cold is coming,” wrote Old Farmer’s Almanac Editor Janice Stillman.

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The report also says that the Northeast, Ohio Valley, northern Plains, and Pacific Northwest should “brace for a slew of snow.”

The Farmers’ Almanac, a competitor to The Old Farmer’s Almanac­ (they apparently even disagree about whether the word “farmer” should be plural or singular), similarly predicts a tough winter for the NortheastFarmers’ Almanac predicts this year’s winter will be a repeat of last year’s—likely to be an unwelcome comparison in light of the 2015’s brutal winter.

Farmers’ Almanac calls for heavy snow and bitter cold in New York and the rest of the Northeast. The almanac is “red-flagging” the second week of January and the second week of February for possible heavy winter weather, with a “long, drawn out spell of stormy weather extending through much of the first half of March.”

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