Farmers Almanac Offers Frigid 2010 Forecast

| 9/2/2009 10:08:00 AM

Sandi Duncan, Philom. Managing Editor 2010 Farmers Almanac

Hank Will on the farm.Just when I was hoping for a mild fall and an easy, down-on-the-farm winter, the hot off the press 2010 Farmers’ Almanac shows up on my desk, heralding frigid winter weather for my part of the world. In  2010 Farmers’ Almanac Managing Editor Sandi Duncan’s words, we should expect an “ice cold sandwich” when winter finally settles in. I wonder just when it will settle in, down here in Kansas. Judging by this week’s highs, I think it might be sooner, rather than later.

 “With the economy still shaky, and people keeping an eye on their spending,” reports Peter Geiger, Philom., 2010 Farmers’ Almanac Editor, “the winter weather outlook is more important than ever. Many folks are looking to the most respected sources for long-range weather outlook–the Farmers’ Almanac–so they can prepare for whatever Mother Nature may send their way.”

Last year, the 2009 Farmers’ Almanac predicted an exceptionally long, cold winter for most regions. As promised, bitter cold and heavy snow punished much of the nation, coming on early in the season and lingering through the start of spring. When spring finally did arrive, it came bearing heavy rains, with twice the annual average falling in many regions. 2010 Farmers Almanac Winter Map

The 2010 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac warns that this winter’s frigid forecast offers no respite, especially for states in the center of the country. “Very cold and bitterly cold” is how the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac describes the winter in the Great Lakes, Plains, and South Central states, while temperatures on the East and West Coasts will be more in line with average to normal winter conditions. For residents of the East Coast, who bore most of the brunt of last winter’s fury, this may be good news.

While nearly three-quarters of the country is expected to experience near or below average precipitation this winter, significant snowfalls are forecast for parts of every zone. Residents of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states can expect some a major snowfall in mid-February, with possible blizzard conditions in New England.2010 Farmers Almanac Cover Image

sendy perkins
12/13/2010 10:05:26 AM

have a question , i would like to know if they are calling for snow and appoximatly what day they are calling for it.. looking at 12 3/4" .. this is how we are setting are day to be married.. i told the guy if and when it snows 12 3/4" that would be the day we would run off and get married

8/29/2010 10:34:29 AM

I have been telling anyone who would listen for at least 7 years now, how much the weather in my area is changing. Much cooler, much much wetter shorter summers and longer winters. And the plant and especially animal life is changing too! Where are all our butterflies?

2/26/2010 8:25:03 AM

OMG! I actually checked the date to be sure, but FA did it again. Looking back on the three feet of snow that lived at my house this year for about 2 weeks, and the 8-12 inches we are expected to get today, how right they are! Now did they predict the snowball fights and skiing in D.C.? I'm not sure any of us saw that one coming.

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