Pennsylvania – Good news if you like sledding or skiing, but bad news if you hate to shovel your driveway. The Farmers’ Almanac just released its prediction for 2018, and the first three months of the year could be particularly cold and snowy.

The prediction says Pennsylvania will have above-average amounts of precipitation, and we can expect at least a few heavy snow storms.

The Almanac lists a few dates specifically:  Jan. 20-23, Feb. 4-7 and 16-19, and March 1-3 and 20-23 are all expected to have heavy snow.

The Farmers’ Almanac bases its long-range forecasts on a set of rules developed by an astronomer and mathematician nearly 200 years ago.

However, skeptics say that it’s difficult to accurately predict the weather even a few days in advance, let alone when the Farmer’s Almanac is written nearly two years ahead of time.

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