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Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'Snow-verload' Winter Across Much of US

• By Jack Phillips The Epoch Times

The Old Farmer's Almanac is forecasting that portions of the United States will see a "snow-verload" during what has been described as a snowy winter.

For instance, it is predicting a "wet and wild" 2019-20 winter in the northeastern U.S.

But overall, it is calling for "shivers, snowflakes … and strong storms" with the "snow-verload" impacting northern states in the Midwest and West.

"In the U.S., this winter will be remembered for strong storms bringing a steady roofbeat of heavy rain and sleet, not to mention piles of snow. The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for frequent snow events—from flurries to no fewer than seven big snowstorms from coast to coast, including two in April for the Intermountain region west of the Rockies," it wrote on its website.

Meanwhile, the middle of the country and New England will have "more wet than white" conditions. "Meanwhile, much of the Deep South will be saturated by soakers. As winter rages, the tip of the nice-berg will be Florida, the Gulf Coast, and Texas, which will bask in pleasant weather," the Almanac said.

Temperatures will also plunge "from the Heartland westward to the Pacific and in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Southwest, and Hawaii," it added. Above-normal temperatures are forecast elsewhere.

The cold in those areas will last until Valentine's Day, or Feb. 14, 2020.

"This could feel like the never-ending winter, particularly in the Midwest and east to the Ohio Valley and Appalachians, where wintery weather will last well into March and even through the first days of spring," Almanac editor Janice Stillman said.

After that, temperatures will be quite hot across the eastern two-thirds of the country in spring and summer, the Old Farmer's Almanac said.

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