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Farmer's Almanac Calling for a Rough Winter

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Summer might be ending on a hot note, but it's the winter forecast that could have many running under the covers.

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting this winter will be just as rough as last year. The current edition predicts three quarters of the nation will experience below-normal temperatures.

Storm Tracker 7 Meteorologist Brian Davis says the almanac's prediction is far from exact.

"Of course the weather predictions tend to be very vague. They use terms like frosty or more foggy or more humid for a certain season," Davis said.

"An interesting note to think about, the Climate Prediction Center through NOAH doesn't turn out a winter outlook till mid October.

Davis says the Farmer's Almanac has about an 80 percent accuracy rating. He says he's a bit more optimistic. "I think it's going to be an average winter, but that would be an educated guess. It is really too early to make a prediction," he said.

A word of advice for any vacation planners, you may want to look at January through February to avoid sub-zero temperatures.

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