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Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts An Alarming Number of Snowstorms This Winter

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a “repeat of last winter’s record-breaking extremes,” including heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures nationwide


The 2020 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac warns Americans to expect a “bone-chilling,” super snowy, extra long winter this year.

There will be “no fewer than seven big snowstorms from coast to coast,” a press release says.

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This winter will be remembered for big chills and strong

storms bringing a steady roof-beat of heavy rain and sleet, not to mention piles of snow,” says editor Janice Stillman.

Many parts of the country will enjoy a white Christmas and a white Thanksgiving this year… and the snowstorms won’t stop until mid-April, the Almanac forebodes:

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“This snow-verload will include storms pummeling Washington state and points eastward across the northern-tier states into Michigan.

For the Northwest, this could mean arepeat of last winter’s Snow-pocalypse that dumped 20.2 inches on Seattle in February.

The middle of the country and New England can bank on a slush fund, as more wet than white conditions will leave sludgy messes that freeze during the overnights.

Meanwhile, much of the Deep South will be saturated by soakers.”

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s forecasts have long been criticized by meteorologists, who say the publications’s methods are unscientific, but the Almanac claims their long-term weather forecasts are accurate 80% of the time, according to their retroactive analysis each year.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s predictions are based on a “top-secret formula”  devised by its founder Robert B. Thomas in 1792.

“We employ three scientific disciplines to make our long-range predictions: solar science, the study of sunspots and other solar activity; climatology, the study of prevailing weather patterns; and meteorology, the study of the atmosphere,”  the Almanac’s site says.

The site also offers tips on how to predict weather using items  commonly found on a farm, like persimmon seeds, a pig spleen and wooly bear caterpillars.

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