Winter 2017—According to the Old Farmers Almanac

For 225 years the Old Farmers Almanac has been forecasting the weather with, according to them “amazing accuracy at times”. They claim that their historical average rate for forecasting the direction of temperature and precipitation is within 80% and that in every annual edition, they publish their accuracy from the year before, good or bad.

So, what do they have to say about our neck of the woods this year? According to the Almanac, Canada should brace for more snow and colder-than-average temperatures throughout most parts of the country. The exceptions to the winter of white will be Manitoba, portions of Saskatchewan, and northern sections of the land. While snowfall will generally be below normal in these areas, temperatures will remain chilly. Let’s cross our fingers and hope that this year they are not so accurate!.