Bring it on!  The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting the Northeast will experience a chilly winter with significant snowfall and sleet this winter.  Rainfall is predicted in the early spring months according to the Almanac’s yearly extended forecast.

Since last year’s New England winter was largely snow-free this year's winter season will be “very different,” according to the Almanac.  Click here for the Farmers' Almanac's extended forecast.

“Based on our time-tested weather formula, the forecast for the upcoming winter looks a lot different from last year, quite divided with some very intense cold snaps and snowfall”

Peter Geiger, editor of the Farmers’ Almanac.

The Almanac is also predicting that a blizzard will batter the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states in the second week of February, potentially bringing up to 1-2 feet of snowfall from Washington, D.C. all the way up to Boston.

The East Coast is also expected to get “clobbered” by the cold winter weather in the last week of March. The types of precipitation areas will get will vary based on location.

The Farmers’ Almanac has published its long-range weather predictions since its founding in 1818. Editors of the publication have denied using computer satellite tracking equipment to make their forecast.

NOAA (Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting the Northeast as having an above average chance of getting more precipitation than usual this winter.  However, they are predicting a higher chance of above average temperatures from December to February.  I am not a scientist but if you add precipitation plus above average temps sounds like NOAA is predicting more rain than snow this winter in the Northeast.

Mother Nature is pretty unpredictable.  We'll see who is right...the Farmers' Almanac or NOAA.

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