Found the Farmer's Almanac prediction for last year
, saved on my hard drive:
DATE: August 26, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Geiger, Philom., Editor 207-755-2246 • email@example.com
Sandi Duncan, Philom., Managing Editor, 908-689-0960 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Tired of the Heat? Hang on – 2007 Farmers' Almanac™ Predicts "SHIVERY IS NOT DEAD"
Lewiston, ME: After a brutally hot summer in most of the country, cool news is on the way. The new edition of the Farmers' Almanac, which blows into town every year around the end of August, contains some chilly predictions for the upcoming winter.
"Shivery is not dead" reveals the 2007 Farmers' Almanac, alluding to its winter weather forecast. "While global warming has taken up much of our attention (as well as news coverage), our winter predictions are pointing towards widespread cold from coast to coast, especially for the western sections of the country," shares Peter Geiger, Philom., Editor. Geiger continues, "The cold may not be as frigid as 30 or 40 years ago, but we do expect this to be the coldest winter we've seen for quite a few years." And, after last year's unusual warmth, this chill might make winter harder than usual.
The 2007 Farmers' Almanac, released August 28, 2006, predicts the frigid temperatures, as much as 20 degrees below seasonal norms (and nearly 40 degrees colder than last winter), for Montana (Wrong!)
, the Dakotas and parts of Wyoming. For the Gulf Coast up through New England, unseasonably cold, or "shivery," conditions are expected.Snow, and lots of it
, is also forecast for the nation's midsection, parts of New England, and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.(Well, that much was true.)
"The Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley may be the only area spared the extreme cold," reveals Sandi Duncan, Philom., Managing Editor, "but this is not to say this area won't be without its cold spells and significant snowfalls."