If you love snow, you are in for a great Winter - If you believe the Farmer's Almanac. I'm pretty sure, that the dramatic weather headlines start appearing around this time, every year. The 2020 Farmer's Almanac, the country is in for a lot of ups and downs this winter, and so they've dubbed it, 'Polar Coaster'.

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The Almanac is predicting that spring will be slow to start with winter lingering across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England.

Wondering how they predict the weather? Here's what they say about that:

The editors of the Farmers’ Almanac firmly deny using any type of computer satellite tracking equipment, weather lore, or groundhogs. What they will admit to is using a specific and reliable set of rules that were developed back in 1818 by David Young, the Almanac’s first editor. These rules have been altered slightly and turned into a formula that is both mathematical and astronomical. The formula takes into consideration things like sunspot activity, tidal action of the Moon, the position of the planets, and a variety of other factors. The only person who knows the exact formula is the Farmers’ Almanacweather prognosticator who goes by the pseudonym of Caleb Weatherbee. To protect this proprietary and reliable formula, the editors of the Farmers’ Almanac prefer to keep both Caleb’s true identity and the formula a closely guarded brand secret.

While some may question how a publication that started over 200 years ago can make such accurate weather forecasts, the Farmers’ Almanac editors like to remind everyone that this formula has been time-tested, challenged, and approved for nearly two centuries. The Farmers’ Almanac is the oldest source of consecutively publishedweather forecasts, even longer than the National Weather Service.

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