Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts ‘refriger-nation’ winter for U.S. East Coast

Published Wednesday, the 223-year-old New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a cold, snowy winter in the eastern two-thirds of the United States, while the west remains a bit warmer than normal.

Most of the Northeast can expect more snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal in New England.

“Think of it as refriger-nation,” said editor Janice Stillman. “Colder is just almost too familiar a term.”

Meanwhile, the bone-dry West is looking at continued  drought through 2015.

The Old Farmers Almanac, not to be confused with its younger cousin, the Maine-based Farmer’s Almanac, uses a ‘secret formula’ that includes sunspots, prevailing weather patterns, basic meteorology and modern tech to make its yearly predictions.

Its publisher’s claim their forecasts have an 80 percent accuracy rate.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730967/Think-refriger-nation-Old-Farmer-s-Almanac-predicts-SUPER-cold-winter-East-Coast-bone-dry-West-expect-continued-drought-2015.html


16 thoughts on “Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts ‘refriger-nation’ winter for U.S. East Coast

  1. Joe Bastardi’s forecast is very similar and has been out early this year already.You can follow him on twitter at bigjoebastardi.Reminder, do not come to NYC for equniox unless you like cold like me, why? Al Gore is going to be in town.

  2. would say this ones been an easy figuring out.
    the ENSO managed to slide back to .5 or almost in the last week
    so you might? get some relief from drought but dont count on it yet.

  3. A ‘secret formula’ that includes sunspots sounds pretty good to me.

    Especially since Al Gore and friends make the ridiculous claim the Sun has nothing to do with warming the earth.

    • Speaking of Al Gore, I was watching a show on the Science channel last night. At one point it mentioned the Nobel Peace Prize and how difficult it was to achieve such a prestigious award. The show also mentioned some of the brilliant minds that were given this award and for the remarkable contributions they’ve brought to society… But then I remembered Al Gore and the thought of him receiving such an award just really irked me.

  4. Rumor has it that Hitler headed to south pole to chill out till the Sun decides to comply with his agenda?

    LOL

  5. I’m not sure “Al Gore and friends make the ridiculous claim the Sun has nothing to do with warming the earth.”

    They make the ridiculous claim that the Sun has warmed the Earth to the maximum possible and that IS ridiculous.

    Anyone who notices anything at all observes that the biggest “thermostat” is cloud cover and that land close to water is never as hot as land remote from deserts in areas where the Sun has a powerful heating effect.

    Al Gore has made millions from his scare mongering and his loyal followers have been footing the bill for his rise to one of the largest “carbon footprint” individuals on the planet.

    Kinda funny really.

  6. Should read – Anyone who notices anything at all observes that the biggest “thermostat” is cloud cover and that land close to water is never as hot as land remote from water bodies (eg in the desert) in areas where the Sun has a powerful heating effect.

    • Very basic meteorology: From a static analysis viewpoint (because many things affect weather): as the land heats up during the day, air rises and draws cooler heavier air in from the ocean, whose temperature is relatively stable. At night, the land cools and, as air rises over the warmer ocean, the breeze goes from land to sea. This also relates to the global warming/storms scenario of the AGW cabal: they say the ocean is absorbing the heat, explaining the stable land temperatures. However, when the ocean is warmer than the land, storms tend to move out to sea. However, what supports their “warming seas” thesis contradicts their “more severe hurricanes making landfall” thesis.

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