Get ready, Farmers Almanac predicts long, cold winter

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The new long range winter forecast has just been released by the Farmers Almanac, and it is expected to be "frigid."

The forecast warns that exceptionally cold weather will dominate the Northern Plains, Great Lakes, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Middle Atlantic, Northeast, and New England this winter. The Farmers' Almanac's long-range weather predictions also suggest shots of very cold temperatures will move into North Carolina.

The forecast warns that Central North Carolina could see a mixed bag of wintry weather in both December and January. But the worst weather will hold off until February.

Snow is also a possibility. Their long range forecast shows that an active storm could deliver above-normal precipitation to the Southeast.

The forecast predicts that the weekend of February 16-19, could be an active weekend. They predict that an intense storm will develop near Virginia, delivering a heavy snowstorm with strong winds. Editor Peter Geiger predicts some locations could receive up to 1 to 2 feet of accumulation.
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