Blizzard? Farmer's Almanac warns of one in the winter outlook for the Mid-Atlantic states
Missed the snow last year?
Well, get ready. The "Farmers' Almanac" is predicting a possible blizzard for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states in February. It could deliver a foot or two of snow.
Unlike the "Old Farmer's Almanac," which is predicting a warmer-than-normal winter with below average snowfall for most of the country, the "Farmers' Almanac" is dubbing this one the “winter of the great divide.”
It is predicting “cold and snowy conditions in the north, drought in the west, and everything crazy in between," according to a news release.
Pennsylvania falls in the Northeast and New England region. That area will be "seasonably cold, wet and white," the publication predicts.
That differs from the "Old Farmer's Almanac." Much of Pennsylvania falls in the Appalachians Region, which stretches along the mountain range from New York to North Carolina. It includes York, Adams, Franklin and Lebanon counties.
Snowfall is expected to be below normal for the Appalachians Region, the "Old Farmers Almanac" says.
The publication acknowledged "last winter’s 'weird' conditions" in its recent news release, but hopes that the predicted blizzard during the second week in February "will make up for it."
Eric Horst, director of the Weather Information Center at Millersville University, has said snowfall cannot be predicted months in advance. A legitimate winter weather outlook cannot be made until October or November, he said.