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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rough Winter Predicted By Old Farmer's Almanac

Above, The Three Brothers and Bridalveil Fall are shrouded in clouds at Yosemite National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Depending upon where one is located, predictions of a harsh winter may be welcome news.

Some areas of the U.S. will have severe winter weather, while other areas may be drier than usual. California, for instance, is still in a drought. Will the state get enough rain this winter to get out of the drought?

According to an article in Travel + Leisure:
It’s hard to think of snow and freezing temperatures when you’re sweating through an August heat wave, but those of us in cooler climates will be wearing puffy coats, hats, and gloves soon enough. And the winter ahead might be a harsh one, at least according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the periodical reference book published since 1792, which just announced its long-range weather predictions featured in its 2017 edition.

The Old Farmers's Almanac supposedly has an 80% accuracy rate.

In Los Angeles, we really didn't have our normal "June gloom" of foggy/overcast days in June. July felt more like a normal August and this August has been the mildest I've experienced (not that I'm complaining) in years. (My electric bill has been lower than usual for this month.) Does this mean that autumn weather will be arriving faster than usual in L.A.?

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