You're gonna want to invest in a good coat.

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If you were hoping for a mild winter, you aren't gonna like what you are about to hear. The 2018-2019 Farmer's Almanac is predicting a brutal winter for most of the country, including our area. Here are some of what you can expect this winter:

  • Colder-than-normal conditions are predicted from the Continental Divide east through the Appalachians.
  • Above-normal snowfall predicted for Great Lakes, Midwest, New England, Pacific Northwest
  • Frigid weather is expected in mid-February, which may also bring blustery and bitter winds, widespread snow showers, especially in zones 1, 2, and 3.
  • Winter will hang on with stormy conditions up through the official start of spring, especially for the East Coast.

Basically, you better start preparing for some high heating bills this year. You can get the full breakdown of what to expect here.