There are those who will live and die by the seasonal weather predictions issued by Farmers Almanac and those who call the predictions absolute rubbish, but one thing can be agreed on by all - the publication did a pretty good job predicting the winter 2020-2021 forecast.

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When Farmers Almanac released its predictions for what lie ahead for winter 2020-2021, a lot of people doubted the predictions would be accurate, but they've not been too far off track. Farmers Almanac claimed that the weather would be " Cold and snowy in the north, drought in the west and everything crazy in between!" And crazy it's been.

With 24 days left until the official start of spring 2021, the thoughts of Farmers Almanac regarding Texas have been eerily accurate: "Mother Nature will mix intervals of tranquil weather with occasional shots of cold and wintry precipitation but overall may seem to be a bit “temperamental.” They didn't specify what exactly they meant by "temperamental" but look what our poor residents of Texas have been dealing with over the last couple of weeks.

Here in the Northeast, Farmers Almanac predicted that it would be cold and that we'd see more snow than usual. It also predicted that a big storm would hit in February. As a matter of fact, it was believed that the snow would hit the "Northeast states during the second week of February. This storm may bring up to 1-2 feet of snow to cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts."  We all know that happened which is a bit spooky.

It'll be interesting to see if the prediction for a late-season storm comes true.

...for those living in the eastern half of the country, you may get clobbered during the final week of March, but what falls from the sky will depend on where you live—this storm will track from the nation’s midsection to central New England and bring a significant late-season snowfall to the north of its track, and showers and thunderstorms to the south.

So, what is the Farmers Almanac predicting for spring and summer of 2021? According to the publication,

April and May will be warmer and slightly rainier than normal, with an early hot spell in early to mid-April. Summer temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal, on average, with above-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in late June, early to mid-July, and early August. Watch for a hurricane in early to mid-August. September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.

So, if you're looking for relief from the cold and the snow and will cling to any sliver of hope you can, if you believe the Farmers Almanac, we only have a few more weeks of the cold and snow before the weather warms up, but note that Farmers Almanac believes that it will be a cooler and more wet summer than we've seen in a while.

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