IT'S HERE: 2014 FARMERS ALMANAC OUTLOOK FOR WINTER - KMSP-TV

IT'S HERE: 2014 FARMERS ALMANAC OUTLOOK FOR WINTER

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

It's back for another year of predictions, the 2014 Farmers Almanac and its outlook on the upcoming winter season. Some people swear by this book and some just read it for entertainment. No matter which way you look at it, its a staple of Americana that stirs up curiosity about the winter ahead. So without further hesitation, here is an outline of what the 2014 Farmers Almanac is saying about "Winter 2013-2014".

First of all find that coat! About two thirds of the nation will be experience colder than normal temperatures. That does include us up here in the Upper Midwest. When we say colder than normal, we're talking high temperatures below our average highs of 32° to 25° from December through February.

As far as precipitation, the Almanac is saying prepare for lots of that as well. That means more snow flying across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes this winter. Good news for winter outdoor enthusiasts. The average amount of winter snowfall in the Twin Cities is 46.6", so get those shovels ready if the Almanac's predictions come true.

The 2014 Farmer's Almanac even goes farther out on a limb and predicts an exact weather event. For the first time ever, the Superbowl is going to be played outside in a cold weather location, The Meadowlands in New Jersey. According to the Almanac, the cheerleaders need to wear their long johns, as a significant winter storm is predicted to hit the stadium on game day on Groundhog's day 2014.

All fun aside, here is a list of the averages that you can expect in Minnesota for a typical winter. If the Farmer's Almanac is correct, add some snow and subtract some temps. Stay warm everyone.

TWIN CITY WINTER AVERAGES:

AVERAGE SNOWFALL WINTER SEASON      46.6"

AVERAGE FIRST SNOWFALL 1" OR GREATER      November 18th

EARLIEST TRACE OF SNOW      Trace September 15, 1916

LATEST TRACE OF SNOW       Trace May 28, 1965

LARGEST SINGLE SNOWFALL      28.4" OCT 31-NOV 3 1991

MOST SNOW IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD      21.0" OCT 31-NOV 1 1991

SNOWIEST WINTER      98.6" 1983-1984

LEAST SNOWIEST WINTER      14.2" 1930-1931

AVERAGE HIGH / LOW NOV 1      50° / 34°

AVERAGE HIGH / LOW DEC 1      32° / 18°

AVERAGE HIGH / LOW JAN 1       24° / 08°

AVERAGE HIGH /LOW FEB 1        25° / 09°

AVERAGE HIGH /LOW MAR 1       34° / 18°

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