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Two almanacs predicting different winters

Aug 29, 2018 6:45 am
Dialynn Dwyer is reporting for Boston [dot] com two New England-based almanacs have released long-term predictions for how severe the winter will be this year. The Farmers’ Almanac, based in Lewiston, Maine, is predicting the coming months will bring colder-than-normal temperatures to the Northeast and more than the normal amount of precipitation. “Winter will hang on with stormy conditions up through the official start of spring, especially for the East Coast,” the almanac announced August 26. The Farmers' Almanac predicts the majority of snow will fall in January and February, and the frigid temps will arrive in mid-February. At the same time, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, based in Dublin, New Hampshire, is forecasting that the eastern states will experience a warm and wet winter in 2019. Above-normal levels of precipitation are predicted, while below-normal levels of snowfall are forecast for areas that normally get snow, according to the New Hampshire publication. While the Farmers’ Almanac says a “mathematical and astronomical formula developed in 1818” is used to formulate its predictions, the Old Farmer’s Almanac says its forecast is developed from a “secret formula” drawing on solar science, climatology, and meteorology. Read the full story at Boston [dot] com.