The Canadian Farmers Almanac is forecasting a mild winter for southern Saskatchewan this year and the Almanac also forecasts a rainy September and October.
The almanac’s outlook calls for an above-normal warm winter with moderate snowfall in southern Saskatchewan.
Editor Peter Geiger admits the almanac was wrong about last winter but still claims an 85-percent accuracy rate:
“It’s based upon a mathematical formula that was developed in the early 1800s,” Geiger said. “It’s applied to the sunspot activity, climate positions, the effect the moon has on the earth and allows us to do our weather some two years in advance.”
Geiger expects a wet spring, followed by a hot and dry summer with average rainfall.