Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts miserable winter for much of U.S.
“A super cold winter is on tap for much of the country,” says the 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This will be especially true along most of the Atlantic seaboard and in the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest, and southwestern states, the Almanac continues. The Almanac is calling for above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest The Northeast, Ohio Valley, northern Plains, and Pacific Northwest should brace for a slew of snow. “Super cold is coming,” says Janice Stillman, the Almanac’s editor, “but the good news is that areas with record-shattering snow last winter—like Boston—won’t have to deal with quite so many flakes.” “Just about everybody who gets snow will have a White Christmas in one capacity or another,” says Stillman. “All in all, this coming winter will be a good one for snuggling up next to the fire with a good book! Although the Almanac is predicting super cold in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a different prognosis. According to KOMO News in Seattle, NOAA is forecasting a 70 percent chance of a warmer-than-normal winter in most of Washington state and a 60 percent chance for the rest of the Pacific Northwest. That forecast is in keeping with the possibility that the current El Nino could become the strongest one ever recorded by this winter. A strong El Nino usually brings warmer and drier winter weather to Washington state – although it’s no guarantee. http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Old-Farmers-Almanac-predicts-snowy-winter-for-Northwest-321960671.html http://www.almanac.com/sites/new.almanac.com/files/2016_usa_pr2.pdf Thanks to Adoni, Teddi and Dean Koehler for these links. “The Almanac should know,” brags the Almanac in its press release. “Its 2015 predictions of a bleak and biting winter scored a stunning accuracy of 96.3 percent!” The post Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts miserable winter for much of U.S. appeared first on Ice Age Now.
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