We've discussed the long range forecasts of the Old Farmer's Almanac before, and with the release of the new edition it;'s giving us some very specific specifics about what we can expect for winter, right down to a 10-day stretch that they say will be the worst of the season.

That's if you believe the Old Farmer's Almanac, or the similarly named Farmer's Almanac — actual Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is pretty skeptical.

First of all, let's look back at what the Old Farmer's Almanac said when it first released their general prediction back in the summer (when it says "long-term," it really means it!).

When we discussed the outlook for winter 2017-2018 at the end of August, the Almanac's famous secret recipe was calling for a warmer but wetter than usual winter for the Atlantic Corridor.

Now that the 2018 Almanac is out, we're getting an even closer look at its prediction, which calls for an end of December and January which ir says will alternate between mild temperatures, cold temperatures, snow, and rain.

To drill it down even more specifically, a press release from the Almanac says that while we're ...

... on track for a relatively warm winter, folks should prepare for above-average precipitation, including during a 10-day stretch from Jan .22­ to 31, when rain and snow (sometimes heavy) will alternate and potentially create havoc at airports and on the roads.

Now again, we'll remind you that The Old Farmer's Almanac is known for holding its forecasting formula close to the vest, so all we're doing here is sharing the information that it has shared with us. I'm not a meteorologist (Dan is!) and I'm not saying that this prediction will be right or wrong. But we'll know soon!

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