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Aug 31, 2009 2:35 PM by Associated Press

Farmer's Almanac predicts numbing cold this winter

You may want to check your sweaters and shovels - the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a cold winter.

The 2010 edition of the venerable almanac goes on sale Tuesday. It predicts numbing cold from the Rocky Mountains to the
Appalachians.

Managing Editor Sandi Duncan says it's going to be an "ice cold sandwich," with milder weather on the coasts. The Maine-based almanac issues forecasts based sunspots, planetary positions and the effects of the moon.

The National Weather Service is calling for a warmer-than-normal winter because of an El Nino weather system that has
developed in the Pacific Ocean.

It will be interesting to see who is correct.

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