KUSA - Get ready for a nasty winter. That's what the editors of the Old Farmer's Almanac are saying in the 2014 edition which comes out Tuesday.
The Almanac is North America's oldest continuously published periodical. The editors say a decline in solar activity combined with ocean-atmosphere patterns in the Pacific and Atlantic will result in below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall during most of the winter across much of the United States.
"This winter is shaping up to be a rough one," says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac. "Sweaters and snow shovels should be unpacked early and kept close by throughout the season. The good news is that the extra precipitation-which will fall as rain or snow depending where you are-will help with any drought issues left over from the summer."
Stillman says the Almanac is traditionally 80 percent-accurate in its weather forecasts.
To learn more please visit: http://www.almanac.com/
(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)