Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter for NC

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This winter is going to be colder than usual and next summer will be hotter than normal, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The 223-year-old almanac is predicting a “super cold” winter for the eastern two-thirds of the United States.

“Colder is just almost too familiar a term,” Editor Janice Stillman told the Associated Press. “Think of it as a refriger-nation.”

“Colder than normal” is about 2 to 5 degrees below normal temperatures.

For the Southeast:

“Winter will be colder and drier than normal, with near- to above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-December, from late December through early January, and in mid- and late January. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-January.”

The forecast also calls for next summer to be hotter and drier than normal.

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