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"Experts On Everything" Fall Back On Old Farmer's Almanac

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Mr. Troy, the dairyman, Mr. OBG, wearer of pith helmets, this winter looks to be good for you, California people, maybe not so much.

http://www.newsmax.com/US/US-Old-Farmers-Almanac/2015/08/15/id/670260/

Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.

If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.

Otherwise, look for above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. The snowiest periods in the Pacific Northwest will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the almanac predicts.

The almanac says there will be above normal-rainfall in the first half of the winter in California, but then that will dry up and the drought is expected to continue. "We don't expect a whole lot of relief," Stillman said.

The weather predictions are based on a secret formula that founder Robert B. Thomas designed using solar cycles, climatology and meteorology. Forecasts emphasize how much temperature and precipitation will deviate from 30-year averages compiled by government agencies.

I wonder if this is the same "secret formula" used by Colonel Sanders of KFC, or is it the "secret formula" used by Coca-Cola?

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So its going to be frigid in the midwest this winter?

Well I coulda predicted that. :rolleyes:

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Its the secret formula used by the Government to predict a colder than average winter so they can justify higher prices on fuel,food etc.

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The almanac is generally right up here with weather.

An we neeeeeed snow...just not in the flats!

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I saw a report that claims that the south from NM to FL up to about the Mason Dixon Line will be colder than normal, above that (upper Midwest and New England) warmer than normal with southern CA getting some rain early. The roport went on to say that the WA OR area would be colder than normal with above average snowfall. They pointed out that every time these weather patterens exsist the upper mid west gets above average snowfall like in the 96/97 winter that lead to the flood during thaw that hit Grand Forks ND.

Rick

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