The Farmer's Almanac doesn't have good news for New England, Midwest and the Great Lakes region, as it's going to be a cold, snowy winter. The Farmer's Almanac, which prides itself on 80% accuracy and did fairly well last year in predicting winter storms, is calling the Super Bowl XLVIII a “Storm Bowl,” according to UPI.com on Aug. 26.
This 197-year-old publication isn't just a bathroom reading book, many folks use the Farmer's Almanac to plan weddings, events and for a timeline to plant their gardens. The new edition of the Farmer's Almanac came out on Monday and it is promising biting cold temperatures this winter for many areas of the country. Snow fall will be plentiful for the 2013-2014 winter.
The Super Bowl is at the MetLive Stadium in New Jersey this year and it's the first time in years that it will be played outside. If the Farmer's Almanac is correct, it is going to be one cold and messy day from a storm coming through.
The first almanac was published in 1818 by David Young and the same secret formula is used today to predict the weather. The formula factors in lunar cycles, planetary positions and sunspots to predict the up and coming year's weather.
Modern Meteorologists don't traditionally recognize the Farmer's Almanac publication as a weather predictor, but it's more accurate than many of the weather forecasters today. They have radar to see what's coming and sometimes they don't get it right!