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Another Record Breaking Winter? Canadian Farmers’ Almanac Releases Its  “Shivery” Forecast.

Lewiston, ME: Winter is right around the corner, and the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac, which accurately forewarned of the bitterly cold and snow-filled winter last year, just released its 2015 edition and official winter weather outlook.

It’s not for the faint of heart.

According to the newest edition of the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac, “The winter of 2014–2015 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. A large zone of very cold temperatures will be found from east of the Continental Divide east to central Quebec. The most frigid temperatures will be found from the Prairies into the Great Lakes.”

Not good news for the winter-weary. The new edition, which hit the store shelves officially on August 25, 2014, states that “no region will see prolonged spells of above-normal temperatures,” adding that the “coldest outbreak of the season will come during the final week of January into the beginning of February.”  Another timeframe the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac highlights for widespread wintry conditions is centered on the middle part of March across the eastern half of the country. Yes, “more shivery and shovelry” conditions are on tap for the winter ahead. “While we don’t think the winter will be as extreme as last year,” reveals editor Peter Geiger, “we do believe that it’s going to be another one for the record books.”

 More weather predictions and maps at www.farmersalmanac.com

The 2015 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac contains 16 months of weather forecasts (September 2014 through December 2015) and provides a broad overview and map for the winter and summer seasons ahead, as well as month-by-month zoned forecasts for the country. Millions of readers consult the Farmers’ Almanac for seasonal outlooks as well as use its long-range forecasts to pick dates for vacations and weddings.

Aside from an ominous winter weather outlook, the 2015 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac contains unique and refreshing articles on ways to live a more healthy, organic, and happier lifestyle. The new edition offers even more natural remedies timely tips, and mouthwatering recipes. Always thrifty, this year’s edition offers stories on cost-friendly ways to makeover your garden, how and where you can find reusable building materials for your DIY projects, and what common ingredients you should stock in your medicine cabinet for more natural and less-expensive healthcare.

For more information on what’s inside, click here. For more information on its first-ever baking contest, click here.

“If the winter weather outlook doesn’t excite you,” shares managing editor Sandi Duncan, “the new edition of the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac is sure to help make 2015 your year by providing you with the important tools you need to grow your life.”

El Nino?!
For the first time in its 198-year history, the Farmers’ Almanac did put a small disclaimer near its winter outlook. At the time of printing for the 2015 edition, the National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration issued an official El Nino warning. This could affect the Almanac’s long-range outlook, but both its editors and Caleb Weatherbee, the Almanac’s weather prognosticator, stand by their winter forecast of more “shivery and shovelry,” and suggest readers stock up on firewood, sweaters, and hot cocoa for another long, cold winter.

The 2015 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac is available now in bookstores, grocery stores and online.

For downloadable photos and maps for press stories, visit our Press page.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.