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Thanksgiving Forecast: Soup May be a Hit

Thanksgiving Forecast: Soup May be a Hit

If you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner, you may want to add soup or hot cider to the menu. According to the Farmers’ Almanac long-range weather forecasts, cold weather can be expected in most areas of the country for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 27, 2008. And for those of you heading shopping on Black Friday, pack the umbrella and boots!

“Fair and cold” is what the Farmers’ Almanac forecast reads for the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the U.S. Stormy conditions are predicted in the North Central, South Central, Northwestern, and Southwestern States. Snow is in the forecast for the area of the country that’s already been blasted with winter’s white stuff–Nebraska and the Dakotas. Sleet and wet snow are also good possibilities for Black Friday shopping or driving back from Grandma’s that weekend in the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as North Carolina and Virginia.

If you live near one of the Great Lakes or are visiting in that region, pack your parka! “Heavy lake-effect snows” from November 28-30th are on tap.

If you’re traveling by car this holiday, be sure to get your car ready for the winter weather. For those of you going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — bundle up, and for others cooking, check out our ideas for cooking with warming spices.

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.