Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Snow for 2017
Published on August 16, 2016 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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The 2017 Farmers’ Almanac is warning those in New England to get their snowblowers ready, winter is back! For SAM members that also means get your snowmobiles prepped for a long season of riding.

Farmers’ Almanac editor Peter Geiger, Philom proclaimed, “Cold Man Winter did seem to be on vacation last year thanks to a very strong El Niño, but this year he’s back . . .”

He is calling for snow and cold conditions this winter.

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Snow in November
“While winter officially starts on December 21, 2016, the Farmers’ Almanac predictions point to some snow and cold conditions in mid-November in the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Midwest. However, the good news is that the frigidly cold temperatures really won’t take hold until much later in the season.”

Stack that firewood now, frigid weather is forecast for the Northeast and New England states throughout most of the winter, especially February.

The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, late January, most of February, and early March.

Heavy Accumulation
“Farmers’ Almanac is also red-flagging February 16-19, when a small, but intense storm develops near the Virginia Capes and delivers a heavy snowstorm with strong winds for parts of the Tennessee Valley, through western North Carolina, the Virginias, Maryland, and Delaware northeast into southern New England – some locations could receive 1 to 2 feet of accumulation!”

Celebrating their 200th edition, the Farmers’ Almanac claim an accuracy rate of 80% since the predictions started in 1818.


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