Snowmobilers rejoice! The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a colder winter for much of the nation this year. The publication has been predicting the weather since 1818 and boasts an 80% success rate.

The 223-year-old chronicle of climate – The Old Farmers’ Almanac (a different publication from the Farmers’ Almanac) predicts a super cold winter in the Eastern two thirds of the country.

In the words of the author of the Farmers’ Almanac, “We should look at this upcoming winter as not just colder – but think of it as a ‘Refriger-NATION’.”

The Farmers’ Almanac historically publishes this time of year, enabling farmers and others to order enough heating oil, wood for the wood burning stove and salt for the roads.

Farmers' Almanac Canada Winter

Normal precipitation is expected over most of the US and Canada, and the Farmers’ Almanac has noted that the first 10 days of January will be a time for active wintery weather featuring heavy amounts of snow.

It’s almost time to dust off your snowmobile gear and get ready for what we hope will be a very good riding season.