Old Farmer’s Almanac: Brace for a bitter cold winter, Chicago
As the Chicago area finally gets its first real heat wave of the summer, the Old Farmer’s Almanac is warning us, we’re in for a bitter cold winter.
The almanac says the eastern two-thirds of the nation will be super-cold, while the western states will be a little warmer than normal, and California’s drought will continue.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac uses sunspot readings, prevailing weather patterns and basic meteorology to make its forecasts.
The almanac’s winter forecast used to come out in September; but competition from its younger competitor, the Farmer’s Almanac, forced its to move the forecast up.