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Winter Predictions 2008

by Matt B on September 2nd, 2008

chicago bean snowThe Labor Day weekend has come and gone, which traditionally marks the end of summer here in the United States. And according to the Farmers' Almanac, we’d better remember those summer days fondly because we've got a bad winter headed our way.

According to the almanac, which makes its predictions two years in advance, the Midwest will experience below-average temperatures and above-average snowfall this winter. (It successfully foretold the horrendous 2007-2008 winter.) But don't get too disheartened. The National Weather Service forecasts something completely different, calling for above-average temperatures.

So who should you believe? There's no conclusive answer. But, as the saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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3 opinions for Winter Predictions 2008

  • Conor Fairbanks
    Nov 3, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    From what I heard, the Midwest will be getting above-average temperatures and normal to below-normal snowfall. If this is true, then El Nino will be effecting this winter again. For all of the snow lovers in the Midwest, you’d be lucky to get some good snowstorms. As for the Northeast, I heard that their winter is going to be really bad. They are predicting below-normal temperatures and above-average snowfall.

  • Conor Fairbanks
    Nov 3, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I’m sorry, my mistake, it said that we are supposed to have a La Nina and El Nino which makes it a La Nada winter.

  • Tony
    Nov 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

    My 2 1/2 yr old wants lots of snow in chicago this year.

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