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An apartment building maintenance worker uses a snow blower to clear a sidewalk on New York's Upper West Side, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Farmer's Almanac Predicts Colder, Snowier Than Normal Winter

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) If Western New Yorkers know one thing, winters are rough. The Farmer's Almanac says expect this winter to be snowier and colder than normal.

"We believe it's going to be a very white, very wet, rugged winter," says Farmer's Almanac Editor Peter Geiger. "We're talking about storms in November, and we're talking about a couple of storms in March and April." But don't get too nervous. "I don't talk about two or three foot storms, so we're talking about a consistently snowy winter," explains Geiger.

Geiger says expect wet snow the first week of November, some heavy snow mid-month, and then another batch of wet snow come Thanksgiving.

Geiger says the Farmer's Almanac uses a mathematical formula applied to sunspots, planet positions, and the effect the moon has on the earth to predict weather up to two years in advance.

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