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Farmers' Almanac predicts colder-than-normal winter for most of US
Fox News ^ | August 26, 2013 | Associated Press

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; iceage; snow; weather
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To: citizen
My question is how would they know ...

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.

21 posted on 08/26/2013 6:33:42 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: citizen

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.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 6:35:09 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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23 posted on 08/26/2013 6:36:21 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: citizen

How did you do that. SE Wisconsin stayed in the 70s overnight


24 posted on 08/26/2013 6:48:44 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: citizen

Warm globally, cool locally!!!


25 posted on 08/26/2013 6:48:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: UB355

“...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.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 7:01:49 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: citizen

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”?

http://news.yahoo.com/us-vs-european-hurricane-model-better-164750199.html


27 posted on 08/26/2013 7:04:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: citizen
2009: Man-made Global Climate change is the reason we have more hurricanes and warmer winters.

2013: Man-made Global Climate change is the reason we have fewer hurricanes and colder winters.


28 posted on 08/26/2013 7:05:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: UB355
How did you do that. SE Wisconsin stayed in the 70s overnight

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.

29 posted on 08/26/2013 7:07:29 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: tet68

douglasville here, to me its been hot as H#LL!! tired of sweating all the time... bring on the cold!!!


30 posted on 08/26/2013 7:27:27 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hmmm, bookmarking, I’ve been thinking the save for a couple of winters. Maybe this year I’m right?


31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:31:19 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: citizen

In deep Mississippi, my red oaks are shedding leaves a month and a half early.

LLS


32 posted on 08/26/2013 7:31:41 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: citizen; tet68

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 ;-)


33 posted on 08/26/2013 8:02:26 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Iron Munro

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)


34 posted on 08/26/2013 8:05:15 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: citizen

Its almost 12 noon here in Lawrenceville, GA and only 77 degrees. Unbelievable!


35 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Vendome
"Could sleep in mid 40 degree outside and be comfortable."

You obviously winter in the deep South.

36 posted on 08/26/2013 9:44:46 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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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
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50559/abstract


37 posted on 08/26/2013 9:53:21 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


38 posted on 08/26/2013 9:57:41 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: citizen

“Winter is coming.” ~Ned Stark


39 posted on 08/26/2013 10:30:14 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Black Agnes

Yes indeed... the frost will soon be on the pumpkin! I noticed that the Dogwoods started shedding today.


40 posted on 08/26/2013 10:35:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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