Snow haters rejoice: Almanac calls for mild, wet winter in Mid-Atlantic

The Old Farmer's Almanac released its winter weather forecast and it calls for a mild and wet winter in the Mid-Atlantic. Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt breaks down how accurate this prediction could be.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - If you love snow, you might be out of luck this winter—at least if you believe the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The annual weather predictor, which has been publishing since 1792, is out with its winter forecast and almost the entire East Coast is in for a mild and wet winter—except for the far reaches of New England.

The Rockies, Mid-South and even parts of Texas and the Southwest will need to bundle up—they could be in for a cold and snowy winter.

 

But just how accurate is the publication?

Last winter, the Old Farmer’s Almanac called for a mild and snowy winter in the D.C. area.

Were they right? That’s a big NOPE.

“We only had like five inches at Dulles and two to three inches Downtown. I was very sad last year,” said WUSA9’s Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt, who loves a good snowfall.

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So, because the opposite of the almanac’s prediction came true last year, will we actually see a snowy and cold winter this year? Stay tuned for WUSA9’s Winter Weather Outlook coming this November.

For what it's worth, the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a snowy winter from Maryland to Maine with five coastal storms to bring winter misery to the region. You can read the full prediction here.

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