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A snowy winter is expected for many areas in the U.S., according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a very cold and snowy forecast across the country, even in areas that would not normally see such weather, according to an Associated Press article. Places like the Pacific Northeast, may be in for a surprise chill.

The AP article reads:

The almanac says there will be above normal-rainfall in the first half of the winter in California, but then that will dry up and the drought is expected to continue. “We don’t expect a whole lot of relief,” Stillman said.

The weather predictions are based on a secret formula that founder Robert B. Thomas designed using solar cycles, climatology and meteorology. Forecasts emphasize how much temperature and precipitation will deviate from 30-year averages compiled by government agencies.

“Just about everybody who gets snow will have a White Christmas in one capacity or another,” editor Janice Stillman told the AP. Stillman is from Dublin, New Hampshire, where the almanac is compiled. It’s due out in the coming week.

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