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The Farmers’ Almanac is using words like “piercing cold,” “bitterly cold” and “biting cold” to describe the upcoming winter.
The 197-year-old publication predicts a big winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl, making it super cold and super messy.
It’s going to be very C-O-L-D
“We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,” said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.
“It really looks like the Super Bowl may be the Storm Bowl.” said Duncan. “Even if we are off by a day or two with the timing of copious wind, rain, and snow, we wish to stress that this particular part of the winter season will be particularly volatile and especially turbulent.”
The NFL title hasn’t been decided in a snow storm since 1948, before the Super Bowl.
The Maine-based almanac also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England. Coldest temperatures will be over the Northern Plains on east into the Great Lakes.
And yet, for the Pacific Northwest (“northwet?”), the overall winter season could average out drier than normal.
The almanac says its forecasts are correct about 80 percent of the time.
Do not confuse the Maine-based Farmers’ Almanac with the New Hampshire-based Old Farmer’s Almanac, due to come out next month.
I guess football fans will still know what snow looks like.
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