“Significant Snowfalls” – Farmers Almanac Releases “Shivery” Winter 2013-14 Forecast
Whether you care about winter when temperatures are in the 80′s and 90′s for most of the nation this week, the winter 2013-2014 Outlooks are just being released and early forecasts show a cold and snowy one. While Storm Central does not release their winter outlook until late October, many popular outlooks have been released or will be in the next couple of weeks including Farmers Almanac, Andrew’s Weather Centre, and Accuweather.
Farmers Almanac, which brags about their 80% accuracy rating in the past 197 years , but provides no reasoning behind their forecast is mainly calling for below-average temperatures and above-average snowfall across much of the United States. “We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,” said Sandi Duncan, managing editor. Farmers Almanac forecasts are based off of tidal action, solar spots, lunar cycles, and their secret formula that know one knows about nor is made public. Their forecast also pinpoints February 1-3 as potential for a major snow storm to impact the Super Bowl that is played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. “It really looks like the Super Bowl may be the Storm Bowl.”, said Duncan.
Last year, Farmers Almanac was extremely off, but by the end of the season, their forecasts prevailed to at least a 60% accuracy rating. Nonetheless, we cannot forget the failed winter forecasts and each winter forecast must be taken with a grain of salt.
To View The Whole Farmers Almanac Winter Forecast, Click Here.
Other 2013-2014 Winter Outlooks come out in the next few days! With millions of views and a strong meteorological following, our affiliates at Andrew’s Weather Centre will post their 2013-2014 Outlook which promises to be an interesting one!
Stay tuned to Storm Central for more information and the latest forecasts!