Teeth-Chattering Forecast Melts Rumors of Mild Winter

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Lewiston, ME - If cold temperatures, above-normal snowfall and biting winds aren’t your favorite, you’re not going to like the forecast from the 2019 Farmers’ Almanac. “Teeth-chattering,” “biting” and “stinging” cold are a few of the adjectives the Farmers’ Almanac is using to describe the upcoming winter, and not only in northern areas.

“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,” reports Editor and Philom Peter Geiger, 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.”

The 2019 Farmers’ Almanac forecasts the coldest weather of this winter season to pour south from Canada and blow into the Northeast, New England, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Southeast during mid-February. The outlook for this time period includes “arctic air, blustery, bitter winds, sharp drops in temperatures, and widespread snow showers and squalls,” (AKA teeth-chattering cold).

Snow Holds Barred

The Farmers’ Almanac, which bases its long-range forecast on a mathematical and astronomical formula developed in 1818, forewarns of “significant snowfall for parts of its seven zones.” Some of this snow may start early with snow predicted in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions during December 2018. Above-normal snowfall is predicted for the Great Lakes states, Midwest, and central and northern New England. The Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country are also forecast to have an abundance of snow and wet/icy conditions this winter.

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