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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
overall weather:

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/2007_2...eather_outlook


ski outlook:

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weathe..._2007_and_2008

time to book those reservations on the east coast????
post #2 of 21
From the Farmer's Almanac:

"Look for heavy snowfall during the second week of December, and over Christmas, followed by a series of lighter snow showers throughout January and February."

How can you discount a resource that makes such astounding predictions and puts its reputation on the line by making such pinpoint forecasts?


Also from the Farmer's Almanac:

"For those in the midwest, expect some periods of cool weather during the first week of October followed my a series of even cooler days and nights after Halloween."

Same issue:

"For those football fans out there: your favorite team is going to lose one or two games that it should have won, but also expect some bad calls from the refs that could affect the outcome."

From page 149:

"For those of you who are planning a trip, we here at the Farmer's Almanac anticipate some long lines and frustration at the nation's airports, and gas will be more expensive than it was when you are a kid."
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'll take any glimmer of hope I can get. We haven't had a good season in a long time.
post #4 of 21

east coast...

We sure could use a banner year in the east. I haven't seen epic ski conditions here in almost a decade. :
post #5 of 21
I'm with B R, any good news is very good news, even if its just educated speculation at this point.
post #6 of 21
Anyone have a link to their ski predictions the last two years? Was there any accuracy?
post #7 of 21
From the ski article...

"with New England and the Upper Mid-Atlantic taking the brunt of Old Man Winter’s fury."

"New York’s Catskill and Adirondack ranges, as well as the Poconos and Laurel Mountains in Pennsylvania, will also see some fabulous skiing weather this season"


Sweet! :
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by draudio2u View Post
We sure could use a banner year in the east. I haven't seen epic ski conditions here in almost a decade. :
What are you calling the East? Last April a lot of places in New England were closing while 100% open. I've never seen conditions as epic as they were at the end of last season.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
What are you calling the East?

Myanmar and East Timor. Hardly any powder days at all.
post #10 of 21
Its a done deal then, I'm heading to the store now to be sure I have enough toilet paper and milk. Want to be sure to beat the crowds. It's been a long time around here that we have experienced a sustained cold and snowy winter. Can't do anything but wait and see.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
What are you calling the East? Last April a lot of places in New England were closing while 100% open. I've never seen conditions as epic as they were at the end of last season.

very true. after valentines day it was great skiing for the remainder of the year. BUT, December was terrible and January even worse. I think there was a week in mid-January where the temps were 60+; peaking with a 70 degree day. that wasn't very nice. all that had earned snow vanished, not to return until V day.
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
100 (sorry, had to do it).
post #13 of 21
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 • pgeiger@farmersalmanac.com
Sandi Duncan, Philom., Managing Editor, 908-689-0960 • sduncan@farmersalmanac.com



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."
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
Found the Farmer's Almanac prediction for last year, saved on my hard drive:


DATE: August 26, 2006

Snow, and lots of it
, is also forecast for ... parts of New England
Well, as I mentioned above -- this part is actually true. New England got buried -- it just took until February 14th for the snow to arrive.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
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.)
Well, given that even our worst winters are 400"+, it's pretty hard to screw up a forecast like that. in reality, we had a really average year, in part, because it was warmer than normal and we got a lot of rain.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by draudio2u View Post
We sure could use a banner year in the east. I haven't seen epic ski conditions here in almost a decade. :
Apparently you weren't in Vermont for the Valentines Day Storm or the St Patty's weekend storm this past season. Epic conditions for sure.
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
Is everyone enjoying their mild winter out west?
post #18 of 21
Cool and dry for the NW...we've had almost 500". Can you imagine what 'wet" would look like?
post #19 of 21
All I know is La Nina has been good to us here in Whitefish. We've surpassed the snowfall total for ALL of last year already!!! Tony Crocker is more reliable than whatever Farmer is publishing that Almanac.
post #20 of 21
Snow fall the last few day's in Jan, yea, that never happened here. I will say close but the cold front got pushed north. Next week it will be 50* on Wed in CT I haven't used the snow blower in weeks.
post #21 of 21
I wish I had a snowblower...

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