The Old Farmers Almanac 2018 by Old Farmers AlmanacIt’s another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with The Old Farmer’s Almanac, America’s oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life. As the nation’s iconic calendar, the 2018 edition will mark the days, months, and seasons; preview astronomical events; and cover a range of related topics: trends, gardening, anniversaries, recipes, home remedies, pets, husbandry, folklore, amusement, contests, fishing, and more—too much more to mention—all in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.
The Old Farmers Almanac 2017 Weather Watchers Calendar
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac
But before we talk about the winter ahead, we felt a look back was in order. Remember last winter? Of course you do! Over the years, we have refined this formula in an effort to make our forecasts more accurate. Last winter was the most on target with the timing of some major storms and predictions for bitter cold.
Looking for the forecast for winter —? Precipitation will be at above-normal levels throughout the country, which will translate to equally above-normal amounts of snowfall in parts of the Northeast, central Great Lakes, central Plains, Intermountain region, and from eastern Tennessee through New Mexico. Get your shovels ready!
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Regions including Montana and Wyoming may also get hit with several storms., To download: click on link. Image will appear in browser window.
As I write these words, there are no sunspots on the visible portion of the Sun, and solar activity is very quiet; this traditionally meant a cooling influence. Other weather factors are at play. One of the most significant relationships we have found is that periods of low solar activity are associated with colder temperatures, averaged across Earth. The graph below from the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center shows the data for the officially numbered sunspot cycles, from Cycle 1 in the mids to our current Cycle Historically, all of the periods in the known sunspot record that have had low activity have also had relatively cool temperatures, averaged across the globe. The Maunder Minimum coincided with an exceptionally cold period in many parts of the globe. Despite the recent low solar activity, the winter of —16 was historically warm across much of the United States and Canada.