Farmer’s Almanac Winter Weather Prediction

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The 2010 Farmers’ Almanac (not to be confused with the Old Farmers Almanac which by sales volume is the more popular of the two) predicts a frigid forecast for roughly three quarters of the U.S. throughout most of the 2010 winter season.

The 193rd edition predicts a large area of numbingly cold temperatures will cover an area from roughly east of the Continental Divide to west of the Appalachians. The coldest temperatures will be over the northern Great Lakes and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But acting like the bread of a sandwich, to this swath of unseasonable cold will be two regions with temperatures that will average closer to normal—the West Coast and the East Coast.

Managing Editor Sandi Duncan says it’s going to be an “ice cold sandwich.  We feel the middle part of the country’s really going to be cold — very, very cold, very, very frigid, with a lot of snow,” she said. “On the East and West coasts, it’s going to be a little milder. Not to say it’s going to be a mild short winter, but it’ll be milder compared to the middle of the country.”

The publication predicts it’ll be cool and snowy in the Northeast, bitterly cold and dry in the Great Lakes states, and cold and snowy across the North Central states. It says the Northwest will be cool with average precipitation, the Southwest will be mild and dry, the South Central states will be cold and wet, and the Southeast will be mild and dry.

The Farmer’s Almanac weather predictions, which are made two years in advance, draw from “top-secret” formulas involving sunspots, moon phases, and other astronomical and atmospheric factors and conditions have largely been accurate 80-85 percent of the time.


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