We will soon need to bundle up if “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” is correct about the coming winter.
The 226th edition of the publication predicts a cooler but drier winter than normal for the Pacific Northwest. The prediction calls for “near- to below-normal snowfall” and says the coldest periods are likely to be from late November into December. December is also predicted to be the snowiest month, which could be good news for skiers and snowboarders.
Precipitation is predicted to be below normal January-May. The publication also says April and May will be warmer than normal.
The almanac, founded in 1792, is best known for its weather forecasts but the almanac predicts much more. Here are a few other tips for 2018:
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▪ January 1 will be one of the best days to go fishing.
▪ January 6 is an ideal day to stop smoking and see the dentist.
▪ January 7 is 2018’s first best day for getting married.
▪ February 16-17 is a great time to make jelly.
▪ March 7-April 7 is a good time to plant Kale.
▪ May 6-8 is an ideal time to castrate your bull.