Looks like there's no love between the Old Farmer's Almanac and Farmer's Almanac

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a "teeth-chattering," cold winter with plenty of snow.

Wait, what?!

Didn't we all just read headlines a couple weeks ago that said the upcoming 2018-2019 winter would be warm and dry? Yes, we did.

Turns out, however, that that weather prediction came from the Old Farmer's Almanac, one of two almanacs. The (regular?) Farmer's Almanac just released its prediction for the upcoming winter calling for a "colder than normal" one.

Editor Peter Geiger had this to say:

“Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter. We stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted the many storms last winter, as well as this summer’s steamy, hot conditions.”

At a glance, The Farmer's Almanac -- which prides itself in long-range weather forecasts 16 months in advance -- predicts:

  • Above-normal snowfall for the Midwest
  • Frigid weather mid-February
  • Winter storm conditions through the official start of Spring

For a better understanding of the differences between the Old Farmer's Almanac and Farmer's Almanac, check out this graphic below (just ignore the 2016-2017 references).

Infographic Journal/David Wallace