Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:55 PM by Pat Shingleton
The 2015 Farmer's Almanac reviewed their predictions made in July of 2014. Managing Editor, Sondra Duncan and Editor, Peter Geiger validated their winter predictions. They noted that the bitterly cold Winter seemed to have taken the long-range forecasters completely by surprise and referenced NOAA's Climate Prediction Center advanced forecast predicting "above normal temperatures through January 2014 across 48 states. In the 198 years of the Almanac's history, publishers received interest and scrutiny in their Super Bowl XLVIII blizzard prediction. The event occurred eight hours after the game ended. They were accurate in their February 12th-15th winter storm that sent a variety of snow, ice and rain from, the Southeast into New England.