Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Rough Winter For Southern New England

BOSTON (CBS) – The 2012 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac lays out its predictions for the New England winter.

Areas of northern New England should expect colder-than-normal temperatures but seasonal rates of snowfall.

What about Boston and other parts of southern New England?

“Areas like the Atlantic Corridor like Boston and Hartford – near-normal temperatures, above-normal snowfall,” Sarah Perault, the senior associate editor of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been using a formula that dates back to 1792, based on solar science, meteorology and climatology, and now technology to forecast the winter.

“We traditionally have an 80-percent accuracy rate, but for last winter, we were 90.6 percent accurate in precipitation and temperature, so we’re really patting ourselves on the back this year,” said Perault.

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  • emom

    I believe the Old Farmers Almanac, especially last years.. But I believe this year will be very cold, though they use solar science, meteorology and climatology, and now technology to forecast the winter. I use a barometer ,,, ME. When I start to have more joint issues , when stiffness last most of the day, and I ache from head to toe, Well that’s how I know winter will be not kind to us. Plus I also watch the animals, We have a huge number of dead animals on the side of the road earlier this season., they are scurrying to get their stock pile of foods ,, And there is nothing on the ground this early. The acorns have not dropped yet, Animals are a great indication of the weather not being good. Especially those that Hibernate. So as the Old Farmers Almanac states we will see colder weather I agree and we could see wet snow with that., so be prepared for what ever mother nature plans on throwing us this season ,, Now where are my warm socks and please pass the cocoa… and the marshmallows,,,,, \_/>

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