Canadian Farmer's Almanac predicts icy cold, snowy winter


petros
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Almanac's editor says predictions are 80-85 per cent accurate.

According to the Canadian Farmers' Almanac, this winter is going to be icy cold and snowy.

That's bad news for anyone who enjoyed last year's mild winter months, which stayed as mild as Canada gets thanks to the El Nino weather pattern.

Sunny, cool Labour Day long weekend ahead

That's all over, the Almanac's editor Pete Geiger told CBC Radio's Metro Morning.

"We think old man winter is going to return," he said.

"It's going to be downright cold."

We know what you're thinking ó he's wrong, right? Unfortunately, Geiger said in non-El Nino years the Almanac is anywhere from 80-85 per cent accurate.

The real cold weather, he said, will begin in October and will largely stick around. Geiger expects the middle of January and all of February to be the worst of the winter, or as he puts it, the time when you don't want to go outside at all.

"It'll be winter in Canada, just as we always dreamed it would be," Geiger, who is actually based in Maine, said.

Some other predictions for the winter?

The Almanac predicts a big snow storm will hit sometime between Dec. 8-11

There could be some warm-ups, including a New Year's Day to welcome 2017

There will be more snow than last year, with some major storms hitting the city as well

Dig this..

The Almanac's new audience? Millennials

This year's publication is the 200th edition of the Farmer's Almanac, which forecasts its weather patterns some two years in advance based on mathematical formulas written in the 1800s.

But Geiger said the Almanac is far from a relic. In fact, millennials are among the book's biggest fans.

Geiger said millennials are more concerned about not throwing things away and doing work with their hands, topics the Almanac covers through hundreds of tried and true pieces of advice.

"In the early days, it was about saving money. Now it's about being good to the environment and growing your own food," said Geiger, who has read every edition.

The Almanac's other biggest fans, he said, are people planning weddings.

"I consider myself a bride's best friend," he said with a laugh.

That is, unless they're getting married this winter.


Canadian Farmer's Almanac predicts icy cold, snowy winter - Toronto - CBC News
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post


According to the Canadian Farmers' Almanac, this winter is going to be icy cold and snowy.

They predicted ice, snow, and cold in the winter? In Canada?

Now THAT's gangsta!
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Canadian Farmer's Almanac predicts icy cold, snowy winter

 
bill barilko
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Means SFA where I live.

Oh Yeah....it sucks to be you.
 
Danbones
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You can still do a buck twenty (MPH, I'M old) on good ice
with out jail
for miles and miles and miles...
 
Locutus
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that lucky old sun got nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Means SFA where I live.

Oh Yeah....it sucks to be you.

Sucks to be who?

We're you smoking donut batter in January/Feb 97 the last time we had la nina in a solar minimum or did you not live in the Lower Mainland?
 
Ungern
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It's an american history with the Indians (those who survive...).

It's the end of the summer and a group of hunters do a big stock of wood,
But in spite off,they became afraid for the winter who is coming.

They decide to go to the old indian to ask him if it was enough .

They ask him if the winter will be "strong" .
The old indian ask a bottle of whysky and go on the top of the hill.
He come back,ask a bottle of whysky again and said : Big Chief said : the winter will be strong.

The hunters go back in the valley and increase the stock of wood.
But again, in spite off they became afraid for the winter who is coming
They go back to the old indian .
Same discussion and this time the indian said (after his walk) ,yes,the winter will be very strong.

They go back in the valley and increase a time again the stock of wood .
After that,they go again (and always for 2 bottles) to the old indian .
This time the old Indian said : yes ,this time,the winter will be very,very strong .
One of the hunters said : Yes old Indian,but how do you know that ?.

Easy said the indian : White man are intelligent .
So i go to the top of the hill,i look to the stock of wood around the huts of the hunters,and so i know if the winter will be strong or very strong ......
 
Danbones
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ask el nino or la nina

Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

that lucky old sun got nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day

Yeah, you wish
 
taxslave
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Wich are you going to believe? Flossy or Farmers Almanac?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

They predicted ice, snow, and cold in the winter? In Canada?

Now THAT's gangsta!

... and if you do such-and-such, you are going to die ... another favourite of the Farmer's Almsnac. Of course, they don't specify WHEN you might die.
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Wich are you going to believe? Flossy or Farmers Almanac?

Starting from now until March 19 let's see who is right.
 

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