For the last 195 years, the Farmer’s Almanac has been forecasting the weather with amazing accuracy.
So what does this winter have in store for us? Well, that entirely depends on where you live.
Farmer's Almanac forecasts are usually approximately 80% accurate, putting ordinary meteorologists to shame.
After last year's frigid winter and abundant snowfall, a lot of folks are wondering is it going to be better this time around. Can we expect a milder winter, or a bitter-cold three-month blizzard? Well according to the 2015 edition of the Farmers' Almanac, we'll be in for a cold one.
They are forecasting below-normal temperatures for roughly 75% of the country. The most lip-chapping cold will be found from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes region. With the coldest outbreak of the season expected to occur during the final week of January, with forecasted lows of -40 degrees.
Along with the frigid cold temperatures, storms blowing across the Great Lakes will drop heavy amounts of snow on states east of the lakes. In fact, the Farmer’s Almanac predictions show no region escaping this bitter-cold winter.
The Atlantic Seaboard has been "red flagged" through the end of January and beginning of February for bouts of heavy snowfall and powerful winds.
Then in mid-March, the Midwestern and Eastern United States are "red flagged" for widespread wintry conditions.
Canada's forecast will be much like the US' forecast. Canadians will experience below-normal temperatures throughout about 75% of the country. A large area around the Prairies and Great Lakes will experience the most frigid of temperatures, reaching as cold as negative 40 degrees.
Frigid air passing over the Great Lakes may produce large amounts of heavy snowfall throughout areas found north-northeast of the lakes.
With this cold snowy weather on its way, it's time to get prepared.