Get the snow shovels and snow blowers ready. Winter is coming! So says the Farmer's Almanac. The long range forecast is calling for lots of snow and cold temperatures.

The Almanac says "Winter will be colder than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation and near-normal snowfall."

The cool, wet weather won't let up in the Spring either. "April and May will be slightly cooler than normal, with above-normal rainfall."

The hot Summer this year won't repeat itself. "Summer will be cooler than normal, despite hot periods in early to mid-July and mid- to late August."

Fall weather will be cool too. "September and October will be cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall."

Take the Farmer's Almanac long range forecast with a grain of salt. Not only does weather change quickly in Central New York. The Almanac predicted a cold and snowy winter last year and we didn't see much snow.

Just look at the difference from 2015 to last winter.

Polly

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