Farmer’s Almanac Says Winter 2017 Will Be Extra Brutal In Colorado

Do you remember last winter? The biting cold that made your face freeze within minutes, the frosty wind that assailed you from every side, the avalanches of snow that turned your front porches into refrigerators? Well, gear up, because the winter of 2017 is going to be even worse.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that it will be especially cold and that even places that don’t usually experience much snowfall, like the Pacific Northwest, will be hit with buckets of it.

Now, before you curl up into a ball and cry, let’s look at the bright side.

Firstly, there are plenty of scientists who poo-poo the almanac, which is based on a secret formula that founder Robert B. Thomas designed using solar cycles, climatology, and meteorology, so it could be wrong.

But even if it is right, there are certain perks to a real, sturdy winter.

“Just about everybody who gets snow will have a White Christmas in one capacity or another,” Almanac editor Janice Stillman told The Huffington Post.

Which means there will be ever more reason to stay curled up inside with your loved ones, cradling a cup of tea, and watching the windows frost over as the sky carpets the earth in a thick blanket of white.

 

466 comments
David Goodman
David Goodman

I remember when they said the summer was going to be the hottest ever. That didn't happen either.

Nade Mchale
Nade Mchale

Yup. I hear it's going to be awful. It will be extremely bad. Will cause thousands of bad accidents. I guess you people who moved here better turn around and head back to the state you came from. For your safety...

Marcus Mungeam
Marcus Mungeam

Only cuz a bunch of people who have never seen snow before and shiting themselves. However many millions of years of evolution and yet to adapt to snow.

Javie Pinon
Javie Pinon

Bye out of stater's. Don't let the door hit you on the way out ✌🏽

Jarek Springs
Jarek Springs

Ummm a lot of out of staters are from the east coast. They know bad winter weather so it probably won't effect them

Helen Feigenbaum
Helen Feigenbaum

Hope not! It's dangerous to drive in! Too many accidents on the icy roads here in the Denver area. Roads kept in better in better condition in the mountains!

Paul Carlberg
Paul Carlberg

Quite the opposite. So far, no moisture whatsoever.

Brooke Harper
Brooke Harper

Fiaputa Vaoga Lam Yuen you ready? \U0001f602

Miguel Travis
Miguel Travis

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda! I hear the same every October!

Laura Jordan
Laura Jordan

I just wish it would get STARTED already! I'm tired of this "extended fall" weather we're having!

Leo Sordyl
Leo Sordyl

Time to break your leases and Tuck tail Texans.. lol

Crystal Brown
Crystal Brown

Really, bring it on but they are hardly ever right

Grable Ramirez
Grable Ramirez

good luck with that, you can always come visit me n Kelly in sunny Cali

Lila Keith
Lila Keith

I checked the 2016 Almanac a couple of weeks ago, and the TG and Xmas weeks are scheduled for heavy snow - bummer for travel.

Robin Medina
Robin Medina

You said this last year. I'm starting to think this page is satire.

Larry Marrufo
Larry Marrufo

Nice!!! Send all the people that can't hang, back to wherever they used to call home... Haha

Shelly Fradkin
Shelly Fradkin

Where does it say that? It only said cold and average snow for Colorado specifically.

Chris Main
Chris Main

They say that every year! Maybe to scare people from moving here or to leave. \U0001f609

William M Gibson
William M Gibson

Winter 2016 has already passed...unless they're referring to the last week of December.

Ashley Anadale
Ashley Anadale

Hopefully it gets cold enough to kill off all the pine beetles \U0001f615

Nicole Marie
Nicole Marie

Growing up in Michigan, the winters out here have never been "brutal."

Angelika Maria
Angelika Maria

I'm from Colorado and this IS Colorado. Anything can happen when it comes to weather.

Travis Gann
Travis Gann

Why would you bother spamming us with some opinion article with a source you debunk yourselves in the first few sentences?

Randolph Atencio
Randolph Atencio

Did you hear that transplants? It's not too late to leave! Lol

Jamie Morales
Jamie Morales

Erica, you should come home \U0001f446\U0001f3fc

Jennifer Huynh
Jennifer Huynh

Eek. Hopefully it's as bad as El Niño was supposed to be this year?

Tony Vargas
Tony Vargas

Yeah whatever...what happened to the cold 50 degree weather today? Instead it was about 75 lol