We've got exactly a month from today (I'm writing this on August 22nd) until fall begins, and a full third of the year until winter 2018-19 is upon us.

But as is tradition, the seers at The Old Farmer's Almanac have released their predictions for the upcoming winter season.
You may remember that this time last year, the Almanac predicted that winter 2017-18 would be warmer than usual, but wetter than usual.

So were they right?

Well, it's hard to say, really.

If we look back at last winter, we did indeed have some record-breaking high temperatures, but we also had some record-breaking lows, too.

We also had record snowfall, but most of it came in only a handful of big storms.

So that's basically a long way of saying that I'll pass along their prediction, but we have to take it with a grain of salt, there's still a long way to go before winter is upon us.

So, without further ado, The Old Farmer's Almanac says that Winter 2018-2019 will look something like this:

Winter temperatures will be much above normal, on average, with the coldest periods in early to mid-December, early and late January, and early February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal, with below-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will occur in early December, late January, and mid-February

They've been doing this for a long time, but their record is also hit and miss. It's interesting to read, but I wouldn't make or break any holiday plans based on a forecast a full third of the year away.

 

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