Skip to comments.Farmers' Almanac predicts colder-than-normal winter for most of US
Posted on 08/26/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT by citizen
The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," ''bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl."
The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands Monday predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.
"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.
Based on planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles, the almanac's secret formula is largely unchanged since founder David Young published the first almanac in 1818.
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Some Russsian scientists are predicting this will last for 200 years. My question is how would they know if the period of reduced solar energy will last for only 200 years? Why not 10 or 12 thousand like the major ice ages?
I guess it doesn't much matter the length. If it's cold during your life and your children's life, all you can do is deal with it.
Yup, just like last year and the year before. Oh, and once again, this hurricane season will be the worst we’ve ever seen.
Fine by me. Love the cold.
Could sleep in mid 40 degree outside and be comfortable.
Actually, according to this article it is the >>
Slowest Start To A Hurricane Season On Record
I can’t say that The Farmer’s Almanac has a strong statistical association with predictive weather patterns, but NOAA isn’t much better.
The Russians have been running their weather war machine for decades. The “Russian Woodpecker” continued during the worse part of their economic collapse. Meanwhile our “HARP” system seems quiet. The Russians would have a better outlook on weather than our Gore Bull warming cult.
And people thought that when Obama talked about this being the time that the seas receded and the climate change began to reverse, he was just blowing smoke....
Cold in winter?? Who would have thought.
Normally August here in Ga. is HOT so far it’s
hardly broken 90 this week in the low 80s and
60 last night. I love it and hope for a cold
and early winter.
I think the FA is well regarded, though their predictions are of the broad brush variety. They predict forecasts such as hotter-colder-wetter-dryer, etc for 16 regional areas of the USA and they are usually right.
Like the article says, they have used predictive methods such as planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles for 200 years. I guess that can work if you know what to look for.
It’s orbital mechanics (of planets) and plasma currents in the sun. The lower the solar currents the lower the solar output. From what I’ve read the sun’s wobble and currents will be very low for the next several decades. This is the first I’ve read of a 200 year duration.
ya may want to look up John Casey “Cold Sun” and read his prediction of the coming solar hibernation.
It's amazing what we learn on Free Republic, isn't it? :)
This thread covers some of Casey’s work at the Space and Science Research Corporation.
The End of Global Sea Level Rise
I live in GA as well. North of Atlanta. I left the deck door open and woke up pretty darned cold this morning! It was 60 degrees, like you said.
There have been several unusually cold nights, for August, this summer. And generally not very hot in the day either.
Obviously, they don't, but their theories are probably based on ice cores and tree ring samples, coupled with solar historical records, such as they are.
Granted, there's a lot of extrapolation done from the relatively shorter solar cycles.
I live in Dahlonega so it is cooler but the overall
trend is to colder weather.
I lived in downtown in the 80s when we had over
thirty days in a row of 100 plus weather.
What a nightmare too hot to sleep.
How did you do that. SE Wisconsin stayed in the 70s overnight
Warm globally, cool locally!!!
“...SE Wisconsin stayed in the 70s overnight”
Same here in the Twin Cities.
The Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory to last ‘til midnight.
Today is gonna be a major league scorcher with all the heat and humidity.
If the quoted 80% correct prediction rate is accurate, that’s 5x what the locals can boast. Isn’t the “European Model” more accurate than the “US Model”?
2013: Man-made Global Climate change is the reason we have fewer hurricanes and colder winters.
This summer, it's usually been low 70s high 60s at night for me. But we have had 3 nights of about 60 and a few more close to it.
Normal summer August night temps for here are high 70s, sometimes low 80s.
douglasville here, to me its been hot as H#LL!! tired of sweating all the time... bring on the cold!!!
Hmmm, bookmarking, I’ve been thinking the save for a couple of winters. Maybe this year I’m right?
In deep Mississippi, my red oaks are shedding leaves a month and a half early.
At some point we FReepers in GA need to set rally points for when SHTF/AFOC is nascent.
Don’t want to do so in electronic media, if you guys at the NSA catch my drift ;-)
haha that’s a funny cartoon! In a ridiculing sort of way.
Yeah, those global warming zealots are really adaptable like mutating viruses. (apologies to mutating viruses)
Its almost 12 noon here in Lawrenceville, GA and only 77 degrees. Unbelievable!
You obviously winter in the deep South.
Link about Antarctic snowfall this year, which is quite a bit more than in recent decades:
Recent snowfall anomalies in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
I noticed that last week too.
I predict we will have autumn temps about 6w early.
We had ‘spring’ temps about 6w later than normal too. I had FROST in my yard on May 3. And I’m south of Jtown.
“Winter is coming.” ~Ned Stark
Yes indeed... the frost will soon be on the pumpkin! I noticed that the Dogwoods started shedding today.
Haven’t tried the lake effects of the north but, have camped with lake effects in Oklahoma.
But, on the positive side, the tomatoes are finally ripening and we can swim comfortably without turning on the pool heater.
It cools off again at night next week.
Up here, in Wisconsin, it is _already_ less than a month til the normal first frost. Much of July was hot up here.
When we have these sorts of cool summers, it typically heats up the end of August through the middle of September,light frost comes at the regular time (9/20-9/24) and then we have a warm 3 weeks until about October 15 or so. If we cover the garden when frost is predicted, things will continue to grow some for a couple more weeks.
This sort of late Spring, cool Summer has happened before.
However, my 80yr old dad who farmed was shocked at the frost in May. That hasn’t happened in his lifetime. It broke a record from the late 1890’s.
I’d love to see the temps and first/last frost dates around here from the Dalton Minimum.
Where has he lived?
I am nearly 71 and have lived in Wisconsin since 1964. I can recall several years prior to and during the 1970s, with May frosts. They aren’t *hard*, but they can injure new starts.
We never plant before Memorial Day or the first week of June. Even if it is a warm Spring, we keep the starts potted in a greenhouse or hoop house and have a heating option available.
This year, the May frost was made worse by 2 weeks of rain. Anyone whose starts survived the frost, ended up with early blight. Our garden was too thick to drink, too thin to plow, so I just put everything in 10-gallon pots and gave away about 60 starts to people who had lost theirs to the rain.
We live in south Mississippi. I’ve never lost plants in MAY to frost before.
My dad has lived here his whole life.
I used to live in Villa Rica, yes it’s hotter there.
I live in the edge of the mountains and it’s sure
a lot better here, although I wish i was even farther
north, say Blairsville or more but, I got tired
of looking. I wouldn’t have thought it was so hard
to find a place with a barn but in my price range
there was little to nothing. Found a place with a
three car garage so it will do.
I had to bing that to see what it meant. Lol
A south Mississippi late May frost sounds really late to me.
I heard there have been all kinds of record lows set this spring/summer. Some were record daytime lows. There was one of those set here last week.