The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a bone-chillingly cold and snowy winter. Managing editor of The Farmer’s Almanac Sandi Duncan said: “We’re actually calling for [a] teeth-chattering cold.”
The Almanac’s famed weather forecast is out and the editors are already busting myths about their prediction. If you’re not a fan of winter, the news is bleak. But you’ll still want to break out the winter hats and boots early this year because Duncan added that the cold will likely hit us sooner than normal this winter. “We’re summarizing it as ‘cold and wet’ and the interesting thing is, it looks like winter might start a little bit early. We have some winter storms predicted early on,” said Duncan according to The Press Herald.
“According to the calendar spring 2019 starts on March 20th, however, according to our outlook, winter conditions may delay spring for several weeks,” said Duncan. “People refer to us when they’re planning a vacation, planning a wedding, planning any kind of event,” said company president Peter Geiger. And the chances of the Farmer’s Almanac being correct are much better than the chances that they are wrong.
Duncan had some added advice for those who particularly dislike the winter months: “When people think of the almanac, right away you think winter,” Duncan said. “But actually there are 16 months of forecasts. If you don’t like the winter forecast, you should keep looking to the summer forecast.”
And just how do they predict the forecast accurately? Well, they won’t say for certain, but according to the 2019 Almanac: “It’s all very mathematical and astronomical, they say, based on sunspots and tides and the position of planets. The only person who knows the exact formula is an almanac weather prognosticator named Caleb Weatherbee.”
If the Farmers’ Almanac is right once again, we’re in for a long stretch of beautiful white snow and cold windy winter days. “Contrary to some stories floating around on the internet, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing towards a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter,” said Geiger as reported by Business Insider, adding, “we stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted most of the winter storms last year as well as this summer’s steamy, hot conditions.”
You can order your own copy of The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac today to see monthly forecasts for your region for winter, spring, summer, and fall!