You don’t know what you have until its gone—or so they say. And if you listen to the newest edition of the Farmer’s Almanac, then we may want to enjoy what little is left of summer, because the latest prediction is one of a long, brutal winter.
On Monday, the Farmer’s Almanac announced its extended forecast prediction for the winter of 2019-20. According to its press release, the well known annual periodical, having been published since 1818, is predicting what it is referring to as a “polar coaster winter.”
When describing the upcoming winter season, the words “freezing, frigid, and frosty” pretty much said it all. The prediction is expected to be especially true for those areas “east of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians.”
The editor of the Farmer’s Almanac, Peter Geiger, made a warning about the rapidly approaching season, warning that it will prove to be a “wild ride.” He said to be ready for a season full of unusual changes in the temperature as well as “some hefty snowfalls.”
The publication went on to predict that those areas that are expected to receive the worst of the “freezing, frigid, and frosty” conditions are the Midwest and Northeast. The predictions included the expectation of above-average precipitation for those states in the specific regions.
The month of January is being projected to be an unusually volatile month. Temperatures will possibly reach into the negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit area in the Midwest.
On the other hand, the Northeast will need to brace itself for “copious amounts” of wintery mixes including snow, rain, and sleet, not to mention “strong and gusty winds.
The almanac predicted very similar chilly conditions for last years winter season. Although they were not spot on, they did come close.
If you want to see for yourself what to expect with this year’s winter weather, pick up yourself a copy of the Famer’s Almanac