Enjoy the last days of summer, because this winter is apparently a wild ride ahead.
The Farmers & # 39; Almanac predicts that "bitterly cold winter conditions" in areas east of the Rocky Mountains will dominate the Appalachians, with the coldest outbreak of the season arriving in the last week of January and lasting until early February.
"Our extended forecast sees another frosty, frosty and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country ahead," said editor Peter Geiger in a statement on the company's website. With so many ups and downs on the thermometer it can take you to one & # 39; Polar Coaster & # 39; recall.
This year's forecasts include the forecast of free-falling, icy temperatures from the northern plains to the Great Lakes. It may also be colder than normal in the big cities in the northeast this coming winter.
"Only the western third of the country will have nearly normal winter temperatures, which means less showers for them." the publication notes.
In addition to the cool temperatures, above-average winter precipitation is to be expected in the eastern third of the country. Forecasts for not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mixture of rain and sleet – especially along the coast ", The Farmers Almanac The eastern half of the country may fall in the period from 4 to 7 January and from 12 to 15 January as an "abundant amount" of snow, rain, sleet and ice, along with "strong and gusty winds
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"And for those who live northeast of Texas Panhandle on the western Great Lakes, you should be careful what might turn out to be a memorable storm producing heavy snow in the Great Plains third week of January, "states the publication.
Winter may not be as wild in other parts of the country.
It is expected that the Pacific Northwest and Southwest are cool, but almost normal rainfall occurs.
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This active winter, according to the release, will cause a slow spring start, as winter conditions in the Midwest, the Great Lakes, the Northeast and New England lingers.
The Farmers' Almanac says it bases its long-term prediction "on a mathematical and astronomical formula that was developed in 1818."