The results are in!
This year's Canadian Farmer's Almanac is calling for a "teeth-chattering" winter later this year for the prairie provinces.
"Pretty much the formula that we have been using points to a colder winter, especially teeth chattering kind of cold. That's how we put out our predictions and we have to stand by them because once they are in print, they are there all year," explained Sandi Duncan, Managing Editor for The Canadian's Farmers Almanac.
According to the Almanac, we will start to see the frigid temperatures as early as November, and then see it worsen in January and February.
"The Canadian Farmers Almanac actually uses a formula that dates back to 1818, so it is over 200 years old. It is both a mathematical and astronomical formula, and it looks at things like sunspot activity, the position and the pull of the moon, as well as planet position, and a variety of other factors," continued Duncan.
While the original Farmers' Almanac was founded, it gave farmers a snapshot of how their year was going to pan out.
Today is a different story.
"It is not just for farmers, a lot of our readers come from suburban areas and cities. Farmers, just like everything else, has gotten sophisticated and depending on what the weather is going to bring it is very important for farmers," enthused Duncan. "So I do think they look at our publications, our forecast, but I am also sure they use other high tech weather forecasting."