Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for this winter

The Old Farmer's Almanac was founded by Robert B. Thomas in 1792.

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – After what was a fairly mild summer, fall has gotten off to a pretty nice start. But now that cooler fall weather has moved in the big question is, what can we expect this winter?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is out and it’s calling for a colder than normal winter with near normal precipitation and below normal snowfall for us here in the Northeast. It’s predicting snow in mid to late November and December and in early to mid March.

22News asked people what they think of the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s predictions. 

“I really don’t, no I kind of get up and look out the window I look at a radar or look at an app or something like that,” said Brendan Byrne of Wantagh, NY. 

“Some years it seems like it was right on target but not every year,” said Rosalind Alford of Agawam. 

“Well I trust more what you say because you’re not trying to say what it’s going to be all winter you know I’ll wait for the week before,” said Bob Nadeau of Chicopee.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac was founded by Robert B. Thomas in 1792. And while notes of the original formula they use to predict the weather are locked in a black box in Dublin, New Hampshire, today they’ve refined that formula to include state-of-the-art technology and modern scientific calculations. It includes solar activity, climatology and meteorology. 

The Old Farmer’s Almanac claims their weather forecasts are accurate 80 percent of the time.

For more information on the Old Farmer’s Almanac click here.

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