Farmers' Almanac Predicts Another Nasty Winter

Few people in New England want to re-live last winter, but the Farmers’ Almanac is calling for another round of brutal cold and relentless snow for the winter of 2016.

Peter Geiger, editor of the almanac, revealed his predictions Monday. The almanac states the winter will be “stormy with a good amount of snow” in the Northeast. They are “red-flagging” the second week of January and most of February for heavy snow, with a “drawn-out spell” of blustery weather that could stretch into the first half of March.

“We’re calling it déjà vu,” said Geiger. “We will have multiple, multiple storms, very cold, we will just have to deal with it.”

He said his forecaster looks at predictors such as sun spot activity and planet positioning – and most of the time, he insists the almanac is accurate.

The almanac is calling for a wet spring and long summer with above average temperatures and “greater than normal coverage of thunderstorms.”

The Farmers’ Alamanc has been published since 1818. The editor is based in Lewiston, Maine.

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