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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Should You Bundle Up for the New Year?

Should You Bundle Up for the New Year?

No matter where in North America you live, you’ll want to bundle up as you head out to ring in the New Year later this week. The Farmers’ Almanac long-range forecast for New Year’s Eve calls cold weather in every zone.

Along the East Coast, harsh, blustery conditions will make the low temperatures seem even lower, with snow blanketing Eastern Canadian provinces and New England. Moving inland, snow showers will fall over much of Ontario and the Prairie Provinces, expending much of their fury before crossing the border. States in the Great Lakes region can expect dry, but cold, conditions. West of the Mississippi, a threat of snow hangs over the Great Plains and Rockies, with a mix of snow and rain in South Central States. Along the West Coast, a cold, wet front will move into British Columbia and Pacific Northwestern states, while dry, cold conditions grip the Southwest.

For more weather conditions, visit the Farmers’ Almanac long-range forecast.

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