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Eastern Shore Mid-Atlantic weather Old Farmer’s Almanac winter 2021

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac has continued its tradition of predicting the winter across the United States with its Mid-Atlantic forecast being particularly cold.

The especially cold, snowy winter is a change from the usually milder and more wet forecast the Eastern Shore usually receives. But that continues the trend across the nation of unusual winters in areas not usually prone to severe weather.

“This coming winter could well be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years,” said Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. For 230 years, the Almanac has helped readers to prepare for winter’s worst with its 80 percent-accurate weather forecasts.

According to forecast details, the extreme cold of the coming winter will also bring lots of snow. This extreme wintry mix is expected in areas of New England as well as throughout the Ohio Valley.

Past winter forecasts

In 2020, the almanac predicted quite a different scenario marked with warmer than usual temperatures with the Mid-Atlantic seeing mainly sleet.

The National Weather Service later corroborated the forecast saying there was a 40% to 50% chance of warner than usual temperatures. It also seems period bouts with sleet storms were also accurate for the region.

“The remainder of the U.S., including the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, falls into the category of equal chances for below-, near- or above-average precipitation,” the National Weather Service said in the winter overview.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service