Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts Warm, Wet Winter

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 18:00 PM

It's not even officially autumn yet and the 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac has already made its weather predictions for the upcoming winter.

The 226-year-old publication believes New Brunswick will be warmer and wetter than usual with more icy precipitation such as freezing rain.

Managing editor Jack Burnett says extreme cold will be limited to the early part of winter.

"We're looking at the coldest times to be at the end of December, the beginning of January and the second half of January... and that's it," he notes.

The Old Farmer's Almanac develops its long term forecasts by using a combination of science, solar radiation and historical weather patterns.