The Old Farmer's Almanac Is Predicting One of the Longest and Coldest Winters in Years

Get ready to bundle up this winter season. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has released its official predictions for winter 2021-2022, dubbing the upcoming months a “season of shivers.” It could actually be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years. Much of the country will experience a winter punctuated by positively bone-chilling, below-average temperatures. Snow will be a major part of the equation for many places, including areas in the Midwest and sections of the Northeast stretching from Maryland to Massachusetts. From eastern Montana south into the western halves of the Dakotas and northeastern Colorado, there will be above-average snowfall numbers. Other parts of the middle of the U.S. will have average temperatures, but more snow, including several storms. The only section that will be spared the cold is the West Coast, with a mild and dry winter from the western halves of Washington and Oregon, throughout California, and much of Arizona and New Mexico. Of course, the only state with a “warm” prediction is Hawaii. While there are various guides with their own predictions, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been around for 230 years and claims an 80% accuracy rate for its weather predictions. The forecasts are determined by combining solar science, weather patterns, and meteorology.