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Brace Yourself for a Deep Winter Chill This Year for the Upper Valley According to The Farmers’ Almanac

Nov 22, 2021 11:49AM ● By Virginia Dean
It looks like a deep winter chill this year for the Upper Valley and New England in general, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, with a stormy January and tranquil February, ending in a major storm or “winter whopper”.

Almanac editor Janice Stillman indicates that the winter could be “one of the longest and coldest we’ve seen in years”. There will be notable month-to-month variations but, overall, snowfall will come at a near-normal amount. “There will be snow, but probably not as much as snow-sport enthusiasts might dream of,” the almanac says. The region could also be in for other major storms besides February, especially in the second week of January and the second week of March.

The Farmers’ Almanac states that its method of obtaining weather information is based on a mathematical and astronomical formula that includes sunspot activity, tidal action, and planetary position. It has released its weather predictions for more than 200 years and claims an 80-85% accuracy rate.

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