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Farmers' Almanac predicts a 'cold, snowy' winter – but it's been wrong before

Enjoy your August.

The Farmers' Almanac says the winter of 2017-18 will feature "the cold, the dry, the wet and the wild."

The Buffalo Niagara region will be in "the cold," according to the prognosticators.

"From the Great Lakes and into the Northeast, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected," the Farmers' Almanac predicted.

If that forecast alarms you, keep in mind the Farmers' Almanac has struck out in its last two winter forecasts for the Buffalo Niagara region.

Last year, it predicted an "ice cold & snow filled" winter. As it turned out, the snowfall totaled about 20 fewer inches than normal.

The year before, in 2015-16, the Almanac called for "a winter déjà vu" of the blustery and record-breaking chill of 2014-15.

How did that turn out? Buffalo recorded the second-warmest winter on record in Buffalo with 40 percent less snow than average.

'Cold and snowy' is how the Farmers' Almanac forecasts the upcoming winter in the Northeast, including the Buffalo Niagara region. (Farmers' Almanac)

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