Farmers’ Almanac Forewarns of CLIME AND PUNISHMENT
LEWISTON, Maine, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — After a wild year of roller coaster weather–record snowfalls, flooding, droughts, and extreme bouts of heat–the 2012 Farmers’ Almanac is rolling out its newest edition and its long-range winter outlook. According to this 195-year-old weather-predicting publication, the winter of 2011-12 will be one of “Clime and Punishment,” which means some parts of the country will get a very frigid winter; while others will be on tap for lots of rain and snow.
The Farmers’ Almanac, which bases its long-range weather forecast on a mathematical and astronomical formula, predicts a very cold winter for the Northern Plains, parts of the Northern Rockies, and the western Great Lakes. In contrast, the Farmers’ Almanac’s outlook also calls for above-normal temperatures across most of the southern and eastern U.S., and near-normal temperatures in the Midwest, the Far West, and southern Florida.
The “punishment” will come from the precipitation. The 2012 Farmers’ Almanac warns that this winter will see a very active storm track, which will bring much heavier-than-normal precipitation from the Southern Plains through Tennessee into Ohio, the Great Lakes, and the Northeast. Because of above-normal temperatures, much of the precipitation will likely be rain or mixed precipitation, although, during February, some potent East Coast storms could leave behind heavy snow, naturally of a wet and slushy consistency.
Unfortunately, the Pacific Northwest will once again see a wetter-than-normal winter, and the Southwest and Southeast will have a drier-than-normal one.
In addition to the weather forecast, the 2012 Farmers’ Almanac also includes the Almanac’s picks for the “Top Ten Cities Where Weather Can Shut Down Everyday Life,” which names some cities that you may not expect. And for those who would prefer to learn how to predict the weather themselves, there’s a story on how to use clouds to predict the weather. You can access the Farmers’ Almanac’s weather predictions, articles and more at www.FarmersAlmanac.com
But the Farmers’ Almanac isn’t just about the weather. It’s about living smart. The 2012 Farmers’ Almanac provides tons of tips, articles, and ideas on ways to get back to basics and live a more resourceful lifestyle.
The 2012 Farmers’ Almanac officially hit the store shelves August 29, 2011, and can be accessed online at www.FarmersAlmanac.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
Media Contact: Sondra Duncan Farmers’ Almanac, 207-755-2349, email@example.com
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