Jason Samenow

Oct. 19, 2012

Winter Weather Predictions -- Science or Folklore?

The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts winter weather months in advance. But how scientific are those predictions? And are NOAA and Accuweather any better at the art of seasonal forecasting?

winter weather, long term forecast, almanac weather, poor richard's almanac, seasonal forecast, old farmer's almanac

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