The 2011 Farmer’s Almanac has been released, and the long range winter weather forecast of the Farmer’s Almanac calls for cold weather to grip the Eastern part of the United States.
Farmer’s Almanac Weather Prediction for the East
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts bitter cold weather for the Northeast, and very cold temperatures over the middle Atlantic States. Expect a fair amount of snowfall to accompany the cold weather. Higher amounts of precipitation are expected the further south you go.
Across the Southeast it will be very cold. Yet, most of the precipitation across the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi will fall as rain.
The winter pattern will seem like a partial shift from the hot and humid summer of 2010 that was experienced across the Eastern half of the United States.
Farmer’s Almanac Weather Prediction for the West
Across the West, conditions be opposite of those encountered in the eastern third of the United States. Expect about average precipitation across California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. The Pacific Northwest will see higher amounts of precipitation, and will also be mild.
How does the Farmers Almanac come up with their weather forecast?
The Farmer’s Almanac presents weather prediction in very general terms with “top secret” methods used to come up with the prediction. Du the the generalities used in the forecasts the Farmer’s Almanac is able to claim and 80 to 85% accuracy rate. Publishers of the Farmer’s Almanac rely on a number of factors to come up with their predictions of weather. They use sunspots, planetary location in the solar system, tides, and a host of other factors that are entered into a mathematical model. There are 16 months of weather forecasts in the Farmer’s Almanac that are published yearly.
The Farmer’s Almanac is in publication for its 194th year, having been in publication since 1818. David Young served as the original editor and Jacob Mann was the publisher.
Old Farmer’s Almanac vs. Farmers Almanac
There is another Farmer’s Almanac, known as the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a longer publication period, having been in print since 1792. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a similar format, publishing weather forecasts, gardening charts, recipes and astronomical data. The Old Farmer’s Almanac will be released the second Tuesday of September.