On Monday, the Farmers’ Almanac released its prediction for winter 2018.
“Our winter outlook is a tradition that, for two centuries, has been celebrated with cheers and jeers, depending on what type of winter activity you enjoy,” editor Peter Geiger, said. “Many people are hoping they’ll need their shovels, but others are content to wear their shorts all year-long.”
The Farmers’ Almanac, which bases its long-range forecast on a specific and reliable set of rules that were developed in 1818 by astronomer and mathematician David Young, offers 16 months of weather predictions in each edition, but the winter outlook is the one that readers think of first and foremost.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s 200-year-old formula, this winter is expected to be a bit more normal as far as the temperatures are concerned, especially in the eastern and central parts of the country – chiefly those areas to the east of the Rocky Mountains – with many locations experiencing above-normal precipitation.
This means that Pennsylvania will experience above-normal precipitation and the region will have a cold and snowy winter.