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Almanac Forecasts Cold, Dry Winter For Detroit (Or Not)

September 3, 2014

By Pat Batcheller




"Our typical accuracy rate is 80 percent, so you must have been in our 20 percent, I'm sorry about that."

Sarah Perrault, senior associate editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac.

The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a cold, dry winter for Metro Detroit. The nation’s oldest periodical publication has been forecasting the weather for more than 200 years. Last year, the Almanac said we’d have a mild, wet winter. It was neither, thanks to the polar vortex that brought record snow and cold. The Almanac’s senior associate editor, Sarah Perraul, admitted to WDET’s Pat Batcheller that they’re not right all the time, just most of the time. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

The Old Farmer's Almanac is also available online.