The official start of winter is a little over a month away and the Farmers’ Almanac long-range seasonal forecast calls for bitter cold and lots of moisture!
Extreme cold is expected in mid-February especially in the Northeast/New England, Great Lakes, Midwest and even the Southeast. Above normal precipitation is expected in January and February for the Great Lakes states, Midwest, Pacific Northwest and New England. While in the Mid-Atlantic wetter conditions along with freezing temperatures will likely create ice storms and freezing rain.
Heading into March, snow, rain and sleet it expected from coast to coast.
For more forecast details click here- https://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather-outlook/2019-winter-forecast
Farmers’ Almanac Fun Facts!
- Established in 1818, it has been printed every year since.
- Weather predictions are made based on sunspot activity, tidal action of the moon, planetary position and various other factors. The only person who knows the exact formula is the almanac’s weather forecaster who goes by the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee.
- Claimed accuracy rate of 80-85%
- In addition to weather forecasts, the Almanac offers tips on cooking, managing your household, preserving the earth, and more. The Almanac also contains articles, calendars, and information on everything from the best days to garden and take vacations to natural remedies to cure a cold!