From our Friends @ the Farmers Almanac; Cold Winter!!!

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As homeowners across the country pray for a mild winter to offset rising energy costs, the world-famous Farmers’ Almanac is warning us to prepare for the worst. “Numb’s the word!” is how the 192-year-old publication is predicting the upcoming winter season.

For 2008–2009, the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting a “numbing” winter, with below-average temperatures for at least two-thirds of the country. Only the Far West and Southeast will see near-normal temperatures. Few, if any, locations will enjoy many above-normal temperature days this upcoming season.

Snow?
Precipitation-wise, most of the South, as well as the Midwest, should experience above-normal conditions, while the rest of the nation will average close to normal. With below-normal winter temperatures and an above-normal precipitation forecast, the Great Lakes and Midwest will see above-normal snowfalls, especially during January and February.

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2 Responses to “From our Friends @ the Farmers Almanac; Cold Winter!!!”

  1. John Allen Says:

    Looks like I know what I will be putting on my Gift list this year…

  2. Jerry H Says:

    I live in rural southern Arkansas. To say that we will receive above average rainfall during September/October proved to be an understatement. From the actions of many reptiles and wild animals, this winter may be a hard and early winter for this part of the South. For example, rattlesnakes crawled heavily in September instead of October like they normally do, the deer began to go into their fall/winter patterns earlier and the geese began to pass through in early October instead of very late October & during November. Here in rural southern Arkansas, we have already had two-three days with a frost on trees, bushes, windshields and housetops in October instead of normally the first week or two of November.

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