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Does anyone have a Farmer's Almanac for this Winter?
I thought I'd heard that this winter wasn't supposed to be so bad? Cold perhaps but not so much snow?
Shittaki! Cincinnati area of Ohio & Ky are having ice & Snow, Snow, Snow like crazy & it's not even Dec 21 yet!
Xways closed down, accidents galore, 0* temps, Level 2 Emergencies - no one allowed to drive. etc!
I foresee a long siege of Cabin fever ahead.
What gives?
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This was on an AOL news site, never followed the Farmer's Almanac closely, not sure how really accurate it is in weather predictions. Be careful and safe out there Earlybird, both walking and driving.

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(Aug. 30) -- Continuing a tradition almost as reliable as the winter season itself, the "Farmers' Almanac" revealed its annual long-term weather forecast Monday, this year predicting an overall "kinder and gentler" season for the contiguous United States.

For the eastern third of the country (New England down to Florida and as far west as the Mississippi River), forecasters predict "much colder-than-normal winter temperatures" -- but generally not as frigid as conditions felt last winter, which saw 49 states experience snowfall. New England in particular should be sure to bundle up, as forecasters predict a "cold slap in the face" compared with last year's uncharacteristically mild winter for the region.

Across the Western states (Pacific Coast to the Rockies), a "milder-than-normal" winter is expected. The Midwest and central states should expect about normal winter temperatures.

"Overall, it looks like it's going to be a kinder and gentler winter, especially in the areas that had a rough winter last year," managing editor Sandi Duncan told The Associated Press.

The 194-year-old Maine-based publication, which claims 80 to 85 percent accuracy (a good reason to listen up), is also predicting that three storm tracks will emerge during the winter season.
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Thanks kind2. I thought that's what I'd heard too.
I see NOTHING "kind & gentler" about the weather so far; for a Fall, it's STUNK!
Now we're getting predictions of freezing rain/snow on Christmas Eve & Day.

And have you all seen what's happening in UK & Europe weatherwise?
YIKES! Guess I shouldn't complain, huh?
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I heard the weather was going to be severe this year but I dont know where that idea came from. Last year we had hardly any snow, just a few flurries, at this point and right now we have snow on the ground for the last 4 weeks and more on its way. Im in Idaho and what we get is what is heading for the northern midwest usually
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Thanks kind2. I thought that's what I'd heard too.
I see NOTHING "kind & gentler" about the weather so far; for a Fall, it's STUNK!
Now we're getting predictions of freezing rain/snow on Christmas Eve & Day.

And have you all seen what's happening in UK & Europe weatherwise?
YIKES! Guess I shouldn't complain, huh?
I'm in Colorado, and although they've gotten plenty of snow in the mountain areas, we have had only a few flurries where I live. Today it's mid-40's and sunny. The sun helps warm things up a lot. Getting ready to take one of the furkids for a walk in the park...I should count my blessings weatherwise!
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Central TX is witnessing a drought once again. It is getting severe, because the humidity is very low and winds are high. Humidity stays below 20% except for a few days. Cedar pollen is about to show up in the next few days. Cedar fever is miserable for very many people in this area.

https://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
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Central TX is witnessing a drought once again. It is getting severe, because the humidity is very low and winds are high.
I hate high winds, they intensify everything! They dry out the land, eyes and nasal passages.
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Does anyone have a Farmer's Almanac for this Winter?
I thought I'd heard that this winter wasn't supposed to be so bad? Cold perhaps but not so much snow?
Shittaki! Cincinnati area of Ohio & Ky are having ice & Snow, Snow, Snow like crazy & it's not even Dec 21 yet!
Xways closed down, accidents galore, 0* temps, Level 2 Emergencies - no one allowed to drive. etc!
I foresee a long siege of Cabin fever ahead.
What gives?

The midwest is supposed to keep getting slammed, from what I hear.

It's been in the low 20s here. This week it's milder.....in the low 30s
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We just got 6 inches of snow this evening and no end in sight.
Midwest, its coming your way!
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Central TX will be in the mid-seventies (about 23C). But Christmas day will have us lower than 60 (15C). Roller coaster. I've heard there is no such thing as catching a cold or flu just because of such weather change, but I feel that my immune system takes time to catch up.

I feel sorry for Europe and the UK with all this blizzard mess. It is no fun when you have to work for a living. It's also difficult for Christmas shopping.
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A 2 day warmup - 32* today & tomorrow. Unfortunately not enough Sun can get to the snow between the
cars to melt the ice/snow. More starting this afternoon & tomorrow.
Travelers are already being advised to leave on Wed or Thurs for Christmas Eve or Day celebrations due to
a hefty amount expected on Fri/Sat.
Wish I could send you some of our moisture, Jim. No. make that alot of our moisture!
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Thanks Earlybird. We've been fortunate to have no fires. I wish I had a wind turbine too. My sinuses are murdering me with this low humidity. I have a slow cooker with the top off and with water simmering.

I guess we should feel sorry for China too. https://www.theweathernetwork.com/new...pts_cha_171210
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Even summer in Australia can bring freak snow.

Parts of the state recorded their coldest December mornings in several decades on Monday as summer snow fell in the Snowy Mountains, wild winds rattled the coast, and more than 500 people were still cut off by the worst flooding in years.
Temperatures plummeted to 4C at Parkes Airport in central NSW, 10 degrees below average and the coldest December morning in 54 years, The Weather Channel says.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-...nsw-in-summer/
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It was so nice here yesterday, when I left for the park I was wearing a light winter jacket, halfway through the walk, I was carrying it and in my short sleeves. Lots of other folks there were without jackets or sweatshirts.

So pleasant with no wind, that I went back out with the other dog to soak in some more sunshine. Today is very similar.

I do feel bad for those suffering with extreme weather, especially when they're not used to it. Excessive accidents while driving for sure! Some years back I was visiting my sister around the holidays, who lives near Dallas Texas, and she was driving me to the airport on a sheet of ice.
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