Folks have been turning to the Farmers Almanac for weather predictions for over 200 years now. Some folks swear by their long-range weather predictions. I've always been fascinated by this phenomenon but I've never really paid attention enough to hold them accountable or see if they were really accurate.

I got to thinking that with this last big snowstorm, the Farmers Almanac must have known about that, right? Well, I'm sad to say, apparently not.

Everything I'm seeing for Farmers Almanac predictions for the winter of 2021 – 22 calls for a mild winter with average precipitation. For a while there, wasn't it raining like every day for a month or so? And that's if it wasn't snowing on top of it.

The Farmers Almanac uses things like sunspots and moon phases to predict the weather. Add that with a little weather folklore and you have their predictions. I'll stick with satellite, radar, and doppler predictions instead.

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