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In just a few days, it will be the big day we wait for all year here at the Farmers’ Almanac: the day we reveal our forecast for the coming winter.

For months, many of you have been calling, emailing, and commenting on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter, looking for answers to the questions that are plaguing you. How cold will the winter be? Will there be snow? Will it bring drought relief to America’s heartland? Will it come early? Will it stay late? How much heating fuel should I buy? Will it rain on my wedding day?

This coming Monday, August 27th, we will finally answer all of those questions, and more.

Our official release date is a big deal for us. Managing editor Sandi Duncan and I usually spend the day traveling to different radio and television stations to talk about our forecast, though the advent of modern technology like Skype has made it possible to conduct some of these interviews right from the comfort of my own office.

As much as possible, we’ll try to post links to these spots via Facebook and Twitter, but you can get the scoop even if you don’t manage to catch one of our media appearances.

Our summary for the season will be available right on our homepage. So be sure to check back Monday for the answers to all of your questions about the coming winter.

And if you can’t wait until then, you may just be able to find the 2013 Farmers’ Almanac right now at a store near you. It’s available at Tractor Supply Stores, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, CVS, and many regional grocery chains.

You can also get a copy right in our own web store or download a digital version to you Kindle, Nook, or iPad.

6 comments

1 gfrem { 10.04.12 at 10:30 pm }

Hi any predictions for march 9, 2013 in queens, ny

2 wvcamogirl71 { 08.29.12 at 1:34 pm }

im in west virginia last year not much of a winter looks like more snow this year is that true?

3 taylornecole { 08.26.12 at 2:33 pm }

In the white not sure if that’s good or not. Thinkin it means snowy and cold

4 Grandin { 08.25.12 at 9:38 pm }

i’m in the white part on the new 2013 winter map. I hope that’s a good thing!!

5 buddy17474 { 08.25.12 at 4:28 am }

What ever it says, looks like I’m in the purple.

6 snowangel78 { 08.24.12 at 1:49 pm }

Got mine at walmart yesterday. lookin good for the northeast for cold and snow. I am hopeing for above snow and very cold.

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