Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

Winter's going to be colder than usual and next summer hotter, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts.

Published Wednesday, the almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in two-thirds of the country, or what Editor Janice Stillman calls "a refriger-nation." Before unpacking the parka, remember "colder than average" is about 2 to 5 degrees difference.

The almanac says summer will be warmer than usual in most places while a drop in rainfall in the country's midsection could hurt crop yields.

It also says next year's hurricane season isn't expected to be especially active though a major storm could hit the Gulf Coast in late August.

So, is that prediction fact or fiction? 9 First Warning Weather Meteorologist Steve Raleigh calls the Alamanc's foresight "horoscopes for weather." Watch the video player above for a full break down about the prediction from Steve.

Follow the latest 9 First Warning Weather team forecast here.

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