I feel like we have to put a disclaimer on this before we get too far into it - there has been much debate on the veracity of The Old Farmer's Almanac's predictions over the years. But as we enter the waning weeks of summer 2017, it's always interesting to see what they're saying we can expect for the coming winter.

According to their website, the prediction for the Toms River area is kind of a mixed bag.

While they're calling for above average temperatures for the bulk of the season, they're also calling for above average precipitation.

So what could that mean?

Well, first, for November it's looking like it's going to be considerably more wet and a bit colder than normal. Hopefully that doesn't mean that we'll get big snow to kick off winter.

But after that, while the precipitation prediction stays a bit above normal, so does the temperature prediction.

Wouldn't it be great if it was just rain that we had to worry about for the bulk of the winter?

Again, though, we do have to take these predictions with a grain of salt. The Old Farmer's Almanac has been at it for over 200 years, but their record has been rather hit and miss.

The best way to find out? The old "wait and see" method!


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