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As summer draws to a close, fall and winter are not far behind. Even before the first frost, two Farmers’ Almanac publications are predicting another harsh winter.
The 2015 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac anticipates that next winter, “will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation.” The Almanac adds that at points during next winter, arctic air will drive temperatures to the 40 below zero range.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac, a different publication, is also predicting a cold winter in the East but a warmer season in the West.
With the predictions of a cold winter, federal regulatory officials and state power grid operators are concerned about power shortages including blackouts.
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