I'm writing this on Monday, August 24th, 2020.

Winter 2020-2021 starts on Monday, December 21st, 2020.

That's 119 days from the time of this writing.

But, as they are wont to do, the prognosticators over at the Farmers' Almanac have just released their predictions for the upcoming winter season.

You'll recall that we escaped the 2019-2020 winter season relatively unscathed with one of the least snowy winters in New Jersey's recorded history.

But, the folks over at the Farmers' Almanac say that the upcoming winter will look very different than last winter, with a prediction of what they're characterizing as, "a rather intense weather system".

How intense?

They say that, "...this weather system will keep the storms active, delivering a wintry mix of rainy, icy and/or snowy weather throughout the season".

So, can they be more specific?

I'm glad you asked!

According to the Farmers' Almanac, we should get ready for a mid-season blizzard that could dump 1-2 feet of snow in early February.

That won't be the end of it, though. They say that winter will leave with a bang and that those of us in the eastern of the half of the country could, "...get clobbered during the final week of March".

Now, we do have to take into consideration the fact that summer isn't even over yet, so we can't put too much stock into a forecast this far out.

If we're being honest, though, now might not be such a bad time to grab one of those off-season deals on a snowblower just in case.

You can check out the full summary of the Farmers' Almanac's winter 2020-2021 prediction by clicking here.

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