Farmers' Almanac Predicts Brutal Winter

Based on sunspots and astrology

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The Farmers’ Almanac, a long-time predictors of weather and purveyor of astrological data, is predicting that the upcoming winter season may be one to fear. "We're using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D,” said managing editor Sandi Duncan. “It’s going to be very cold.”

The Alamanac, which has used the same system based on planetary positions, sunspots, and lunar cycles since 1818, is predicting a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country, and heavy snowfall in the Midwest and Northeast.

Last year, Caleb Weatherbee, the Almanac’s primary prognosticator, said that he was only off by a few days in predicting two big storms, a February blizzard in the Northeast and a late storm that hit New England. The Almanac places the accuracy of its predictions in the 80 percent range.

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