Back in August of 2019 publications for this winter made it to market  checkout isles. The two most popular are the Farmers’ Almanac and The Old Farmer’s Almanac. There are many more. While they get quoted or credited often, they are not all the same. The purpose of this post is simply for reference. I use many elements in my personal Winter Outlook, but add these in for good measure. If you are interested in seeing more than the vague interpretation here, see their websites or pick up the publications in most grocery or book stores.

We can check back on all during the winter to see which did a better job.

Farmers Almanacs Winter Outlooks


The Farmers’ Almanac

  • Since 1818
  • More Aggressive with Frosty, Wet & White
  • My interpretation of this: Plenty of cold and snow events, but a decent share of wet/rain storms as well




The Old Farmer’s Almanac

  • Since 1792
  • Wet and Wild
  • Interpretation: Very active storm pattern but more rain than snow. Meanwhile, very snowy in the inland mountains.



Video: Comparing The Almanacs

These two almanacs were part of a Special Report from WEEK, NBC 25 from Peoria, Illinois. Two station meteorologists did a good job comparing both almanacs.  There are some hidden methods to how they make their forecasts, including the sunspot and lunar calendar. These are known well ahead of time, and due to publication they are made 18 to 24 months in advance. Something to keep in mind.

The video can only be found on Facebook: See their video report here


My Winter Outlook Series

My full snow outlook will be published with a regional map on Tuesday Evening November 26






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  • Thanks to Shannon (weather wife) who wanted to bring these hats to life.  *Mustard is her favorite color
  • The Maryland Hoodie is high quality and a new way to show off our love of Snow and State.
  • The T-shirt… Something you may find familiar. Why just a T? Because many schools I visit have the heat on high for faculty and staff. But you can put a long sleeve underneath for cool look.  I will have wifey model these soon 🙂

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See the maps for when we normally expect the first frost in this link.

Baltimore Weather At BWI May Not Be As Hot As Reported

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