Almanac: Plenty of cold, snow for this winter for Northeast
LEWISTON | Northeasterners, keep
your mittens, boots and show shovel handy.
The Farmer’s Almanac, on sale this week, predicts a snowy winter from Maryland to Maine, with five coastal storms to bring winter misery to the region.
The publication, now in its 200th year, isn’t afraid to go out on a limb with long-term weather forecasts that rely on a formula founder David Young first used in 1818 that uses sunspots, tidal action and other factors shunned by modern scientists.
Editors are looking to redeem themselves after missing the mark when heavy snow failed to materialize in the Midwest and weather in the mid-Atlantic states was milder than anticipated last winter.