WASHINGTON — If you’re tired of hot weather, let’s talk snow: The newly released 2017 Farmers’ Almanac predicts a particularly cold, wet winter for D.C., Maryland and Virginia. It also calls for a whopper of a late season storm.
“According to our long-range outlook, which we base…on a mathematical and astronomical formula, it does look like D.C. is going to be quite cold,” managing editor Sandi Duncan told WTOP.
The almanac shows that the region could get a break around the end of the year. “At the end of the year and the beginning of the new year, it’s a little bit mild. But look out for February,” Duncan said.
To test the almanac’s powers of prediction, get ready to write down some dates in the 2017 calendar:
- The almanac calls for near-record cold in the D.C. area Feb. 8-11.
- It predicts an intense storm Feb. 16-19 that could drop 1 to 2 feet of snow.
The almanac, which is celebrating its 200th edition, also has a prediction for November. Duncan added, “We’re calling for pleasant weather for Election Day, so that’s important.”