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according to the Farmer's Almanac...

Get Ready For a COLD Winter | TIME.com

This winter threatens to be “bitterly cold,” with below-average temperatures in two-thirds of the country. That’s if you believe the folksy — but often, they claim, accurate — Farmers’ Almanac.

The almost 200-year-old almanac again comes out Monday, and the AP reports it’s predicting a harsh winter, one that could even bring a blizzard to the first outdoor Superbowl in years.

“We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,” managing editor Sandi Duncan said.

The Almanac is also describing the coming winter as “piercing cold” and “biting cold.”

The Farmers’ Almanac predictions are based on the same analysis of sunspots and tidal action, largely ignored by modern meteorologists, that the publication has used since its first issue, in 1818. The publication claims it’s correct 80 percent of the time.

Read more: Get Ready For a COLD Winter | TIME.com

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Been noticing the horses and my cat shedding out their summer coats rather early this year, going on about 3-4 weeks now.

Based on that, I take it as a sign of a cold winter to come. Animals always know.

Let's hope it's a snowy one, too.
 

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Here in CO, super cold temps usually don't yield great snow totals. Those storms that roll in with single digit temps never live up to expectations. Temps in the mid-20s seem to be the sweet spot.
 

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Been noticing the horses and my cat shedding out their summer coats rather early this year, going on about 3-4 weeks now.

Based on that, I take it as a sign of a cold winter to come. Animals always know.

Let's hope it's a snowy one, too.
My wife's been getting pretty hairy lately too, not sure what it means but it's something.
 

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cold winter is fantastic. -20 and -30 are money days to ride! i run hot as is and shit cold weather keeps the crowds low:thumbsup:
 

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Been noticing the horses and my cat shedding out their summer coats rather early this year, going on about 3-4 weeks now.

Based on that, I take it as a sign of a cold winter to come. Animals always know.

Let's hope it's a snowy one, too.
The same over here. Been swallowing coat while grooming since two weeks, despite hot summer weather :blink::hope: would be nice to have a cold winter the third year in a row!
 

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if our last 2-3 winters were 5 degrees colder they would have been alltime snowfall records for the PNW... here's hoping....
 

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Here in CO, super cold temps usually don't yield great snow totals.
yeah, but it takes a lot of people off the mountain who can't handle the cold. i love it, runs open up like crazy, less douches taking pictures of their families in the middle of a run, fewer pizzas & falling leaves on the mountain.
 

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I'll take the cold over the rain we had over the first 4 weeks of December :angry:
 

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Since St Louis hardly gets snow and our resort is all man made, all I hope for is a nice cold winter. Hoping for an early open and late close with temps cold enough during the winter to keep the "snow" from turning to ice.
 

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yeah, but it takes a lot of people off the mountain who can't handle the cold. i love it, runs open up like crazy, less douches taking pictures of their families in the middle of a run, fewer pizzas & falling leaves on the mountain.
Yes. This. CO locals are probably the most spoiled and fairweather group of local snowsliders anywhere. Of course I have almost nothing to compare it to, but I love it when its cold, bitches stay home.
 

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The same over here. Been swallowing coat while grooming since two weeks, despite hot summer weather :blink::hope: would be nice to have a cold winter the third year in a row!
Interesting... the other day my girlfriend remarked that we might be in for a long winter because her dog started shedding early this year. I'm in Hong Kong by the way, where it is still currently around 30c. Let's hope that all the animals are right.
 

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Yes. This. CO locals are probably the most spoiled and fairweather group of local snowsliders anywhere. Of course I have almost nothing to compare it to, but I love it when its cold, bitches stay home.
Same here. I love those -20°C days, which usually are bluebirds. No queuing at the lift, no turists, no kids blocking the narrow linking runs (I get hypnotized-paralized-struck-freeze by their unpredictable sudden turns :))
 

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Same here. I love those -20°C days, which usually are bluebirds. No queuing at the lift, no turists, no kids blocking the narrow linking runs (I get hypnotized-paralized-struck-freeze by their unpredictable sudden turns :))
After you mow a few dozen down you desensitize a bit.
 

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Same here. I love those -20°C days, which usually are bluebirds. No queuing at the lift, no turists, no kids blocking the narrow linking runs (I get hypnotized-paralized-struck-freeze by their unpredictable sudden turns :))
I have the same problem. New skiers always throw me off. My best advise is to focus on a point 30 yards or so ahead of the skier and pick your own line. Not focusing on the unpredictable skier will actually help you avoid them.
 

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Yes. This. CO locals are probably the most spoiled and fairweather group of local snowsliders anywhere. Of course I have almost nothing to compare it to, but I love it when its cold, bitches stay home.
I got to disagree with you a little here. We get some of the coldest temps of anywhere in the 48. Dangerous cold. You need the right gear to be out there. even our neighbors like Utah rarely see the negative temps we do at times. I know I will change how I am riding if the temps are low enough. I don't want to be too far out from the trailhead/car/warming hut when it is like that. Thankfully it is generally a handul of days over a week or two that are like this.

Now on the other hand when it is storming like hell, the ski areas seem to be a lot less crowded. That is definitely the fair weather rider right there.
 

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After you mow a few dozen down you desensitize a bit.
Haha, I'm not so scared that I'd hit them. One could pass by them smoothely, the faster one rides, the easier it is for yourself, sure. Wooosh and past. BUT I've seen them falling just out of shock when the others of the pack overtake them too close, kid crying, parent shouting. This doesn't help to improve the image of snowboarding... thus I brake and stay behing and wait till there's enough space to don't make the kid afraid.
 
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