Almanacs, woolly bears and rocks predict winter
Since the dawn of time, humans have been trying everything from bird migrations to sun spots in the quest to predict winter weather.
When it comes to forecasting weather, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has been at the forefront of the game since 1792. Their prognosticators put us on the border of cold and dry and cold and snowy with normal temperatures and dry just to the west. The competing Farmer’s Almanac claims we will have a “snow filled and frigid” winter.
The much maligned (but highly accurate) National Weather Service say the odds favor normal temperatures with the likelihood that we will have less than average snowfall.