Wicked Winter Coming This Way Says Latest Farmer’s Almanac

Wicked Winter Coming This Way Says Latest Farmer’s Almanac

Even in this day and age of high-tech tools, “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” still carries clout.


The now 224-year-old reference book that uses a proprietary formula of climatology, meteorology, and solar cycles still produces surprisingly accurate long-term predictions.

The 2016 version of the Almanac, which was released last week, features a few noteworthy distinctions for the upcoming winter months:

  • Above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of the Northeast
  • More frigid temperatures for the Midwest
  • Ice threats in parts of the South
  • Heavy snow periods for the Pacific Northwest
  • California’s drought is likely to persist despite above normal-rainfall in the first half of the winter

According to NOAA, this year’s historic El Niño will continue to wreak havoc into 2016.

Accuweather.com’s long-range outlook includes indicators of a strong El Niño presence.

Accuweather.com's winter 2015-2016 forecast map


For more details about what’s in the 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac, click here.