Who doesn't enjoy reading the long range weather predictions from the Farmer's Almanac? Well, here it is (brrrrr):
Annual Weather Summary: Nov 2010 to Oct 2011
Winter will be colder than normal, with below-normal precipitation and near- to above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in January, especially the mid- to late part of the month, and mid- and late February. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late January.
April and May will be cooler than normal, with rainfall slightly below normal in the north and above normal in the south.
Summer will be cooler than normal, with rainfall below normal in the north and slightly above normal in the south. The hottest temperatures will be in early July and mid-August. Expect a hurricane in the second week of June.
September and October will be cooler and drier than normal.
But fear not, the meteorologist over at AccuWeather are actually predicting for our area to have a warmer and drier winter. So although it's tough to turn one's back against the prognosticators at the Farmer's Almanac, I do tend to lend credence towards the people that actually spent years in college studying this stuff ;-)
Click here to view some Pleasure Island snow photos from last years unusually snowy winter.