The Old Farmer's Almanac is the longest, continuously published periodical in North America beginning its reign in 1792.

It's a reference book that has weather forecasts, tide tables, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles. The Old Farmer's Almanac makes no bones about being entirely accurate but with an 80-percent historical rate of being accurate, it's pretty reliable.

In fact, they say in their local forecast section of their website, "Our accuracy rate in predicting the direction of the temperature and precipitation from normal in the 2014-15 winter was 96.3%." They go on to admit that this past winter they were "substantially less accurate: 55.6%."

Jonathan Larsen

Either way, looking at The Old Farmer's Almanac Regional Map here are some of the predictions for the upcoming winter.

  • Winter will be colder than normal in the north, warmer in the south. Early December and all of January will be the coldest.
  • For November the average temperature will be 38 degrees which will be two degrees above average. Snow will begin around the 24th of the month. December and January average temperatures are expected to be in the 20s. December at 27 degrees, January at 24 degrees.
  • Snow is expected to be above normal in the north, and below normal everywhere else. The snowiest times will be late November, mid-to-late December, and mid-to-late February.