In this day and age, you can get all kinds of complicated weather forecasts from your phone with the push of a button.
I have been getting my weather updates from the same place for a long time. It's the same place my mother gets hers too. It must mean something that The Old Farmer's Almanac still sells 2.6 million copies each year. Right?
Published since 1792, the almanac has offered useful weather predictions for both farmers and laymen wondering what the next year will be like. Of course, we all know that weather is just a small part of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The 2020 edition is packed with unique feature stories, home remedy and gardening advice, Moon phase info, celestial happenings, recipes, wit, wisdom, folklore, fun, and much more that makes every day special throughout the entire year!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac is now available all across North America. I have some news for you. News you aren't going to love.
"GET READY FOR SHIVERS, SNOWFLAKES, AND SLUSH! BIG CHILLS AND STRONG STORMS WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN AND SLEET, NOT TO MENTION PILES OF SNOW!"
America's oldest almanac has released its traditional long-range predictions for the year--and it's not going to be pretty.
In the U.S. according to the 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac, prepare to shiver with below-normal winter temperatures from the Heartland westward to the Pacific and in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Southwest, and Hawaii but above normal winter temperatures elsewhere. The cold will continue through Valentine’s Day—providing the perfect excuse to stay indoors and snuggle! But be warned: Winter will not be over yet!
For some parts of the country, frigid and frosty conditions will last well into spring, bringing little relief to the winter-weary. “This could feel like the never-ending winter, particularly in the Midwest and east to the Ohio Valley and Appalachians, where wintery weather will last well into March and even through the first days of spring,” says Almanac editor Janice Stillman.
As winter melts into spring, temperatures will warm up in Alaska and the eastern two-thirds of the Lower 48. A searing summer will bring “scorching” temperatures to the High Plains; “sizzle and drizzle” from the middle of the country eastward to the coast; and “wicked hot” weather to the Northeast.
In Canada according to the 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac, temperatures will average above normal everywhere except southern British Columbia which will bear the brunt of winter’s chill, with colder-than-average temperatures that include occasional face-freezing frigidity in January and February. Of course, normal-or-better winter temperatures still means cold. It’s winter, after all!