CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a warmer than normal winter for Northeast Ohio this year, but can it be trusted?
The Almanac does provide an explanation as to how it comes up with long ranger forecasts.
As for accuracy last year would be considered a swing and a miss. The outlook for 2017 predicted "numbing cold and snowy."
Cleveland 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas says they missed the mark by quite a but.
"Last year the almanac was forecasting a numbingly cold winter for us, and instead we had near record warmth," he said.
As for trusting it this year?
"You're better off flipping a coin than to use the almanac. It's entertaining yes, but not accurate over time," warns Nicolas.