Harsh Winter Is Coming Our Way, 'Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts

We are in for yet another extremely wet and cold winter, according to the just-released forecast from the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Although many modern meteorologists and weather experts dismiss the predictions in the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the book published annually since 1792 is rarely far off track. It relies in part on historical data as well as sunspot activity.

“[Founder Robert B.] Thomas believed that weather on Earth was influenced by sunspots, which are magnetic storms on the surface of the Sun,” the book says. “Over the years, we have refined and enhanced that formula with state-of-the-art technology and modern scientific calculations.” Generations of Americans have found the long-range weather predictions to be both invaluable from a planting perspective – and astonishingly accurate.

The forecast for winter 2015-16 calls for much of the Pacific Northwest, Plains, Midwest and Northeast states to be cold and snowy. Much of the South also is forecasted to have lots of snow. (For details, see the map.) It also has some surprises. Chicago, for example, is forecasted to be cold and dry. Click here to read more about the Old Farmer's Almanac predictions for an exceptionally hard winter in my report for Off The Grid News!