The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "volatile" and "turbulent" to describe much of the nation's winter outlook for 2014.
The Long Range Winter Forecast issued by Caleb Weatherbee, the official forecaster for the Almanac, is calling for about two thirds of the U.S. to experience below normal temperatures this winter. The prognosticator calls for near normal temperatures in the Carolinas and the rest of the Southeast, but biting cold for the Mid-Atlantic and Northern U.S.
Folks in the Carolinas hoping for a drier winter to balance out our rain-soaked summer may be out of luck if the outlook proves correct. Weatherbee expects above normal precipitation to continue into the winter months.
The outlook also warns of significant snowfalls for every zone, and includes a possible winter storm in the Northeast around the Super Bowl in early February. The game is slated to play in New Jersey this year.
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