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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Farmers’ Almanac has released it’s forecast for winter 2019, and they are describing it as “frosty” and “teeth-chattering.”
The annual forecast was released on Monday, and it doesn’t look promising.
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Their forecasters predict a blast of bitter cold air arriving in mid-February to the Ohio Valley, the Northeast/New England region, the Great Lakes, the Midwest and the Southeast.
The Farmers’ Almanac breaks their prediction down into five major points. They include:
- The mid-February chill, which could bring blustery winds and widespread snow showers,
- Colder-than-normal conditions from the Continental Divide east through the Appalachians,
- Above normal snowfall for the Great Lakes, Midwest, New England, Pacific Northwest,
- A winter grip that just won’t want to let go, all the way up through the official start of spring,
- And unusually snowy and/or wet conditions, which could mean ice or freezing rain, in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest.
The forecast differs from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which released their predictions last week. They are calling for a wet and warm winter, saying we should expect above-normal levels of rain, but that should mean less snow.