The Farmers Almanac predicts our CNY winter will be milder than normal with above-normal precipitation and near-normal snowfall.

The Farmer’s Almanac was first published in 1792 during George Washington’s first term as president and cost only sixpence (about nine cents). There were many almanacs during that time, but The Old Farmer’s Almanac was written differently by offering the sunrise and sunset times, the tides, the weather, gardening tips and more.

Soooo here's' the thing, the predictions are based on observations using a complex series of natural cycles to devise a secret weather forecasting formula, which brings uncannily accurate results and is said to be 80 percent accurate. The secret weather forecasting formula is still kept safely at the Almanac offices in Dublin, New Hampshire. Keeping that in mind here's a look at the Farmers Almanac long-range forecast for the
Northeast region including Albany, Poughkeepsie, Schenectady, Troy, and Utica.

AUGUST 2018 LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST

Aug 1-2 Sunny, hot
Aug 3-8 T-storms, then sunny, cool
Aug 9-14 Scattered t-storms, warm
Aug 15-19 Sunny, cool
Aug 20-29 Isolated t-storms, hot
Aug 30-31 Sunny, cool
August temperature 71° (5° above avg.)
precipitation 3" (1" below avg.)

SEPTEMBER 2018 LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST

Sep 1-6 Sunny, cool
Sep 7-15 Showers, cool
Sep 16-22 Sunny, turning warm
Sep 23-28 A few showers, mild
Sep 29-30 Sunny, cool
September temperature 57° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (0.5" below avg.)

ANNUAL WEATHER SUMMARY: NOVEMBER 2018 TO OCTOBER 2019

Winter will be milder than normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will occur from late December into mid-January and late January into early February and in mid- to late February. The snowiest periods will be in early January, early to mid-February, mid-March, and early April. April and May will be rainier than normal, with below-normal temperatures. Summer temperatures and rainfall will be near normal, with the hottest periods in late July and early to mid-August. September and October will be slightly cooler and drier than normal.

Cindy's Summary:

This winter will be cold with snow, then rainy, as April showers bring May flowers, a hot July and August, cooling off for September and October.

[Farmers Almanac]