Prepare because the winter is coming. Every year, the farmer's almanac releases its predictions for long range forecasts for each region of the country. They release their information up to 2 years in advance and will only say their predictions are based on "exclusive mathematical and astronomical formula, that relies on sunspot activity, tidal action, planetary position (astrology) and many other factors". So what is it saying for Boston this winter? The forecast may surprise you and based on the type of summer we just had, it will most definitely upset a lot of people. Overall, the forecast for Boston says we are going to have a warmer than normal winter. The coldest part of the winter will be late January into mid-February, while the snowiest periods will occur in late December, late January, and mid-February. That may make many happy however, with the amount of rain we had this past summer, this next prediction is bound to upset a lot of people. According to the almanac, April and May will be warmer and wetter than normal. BUT the summer forecast is better with the almanac saying next summer will be hotter than average but that the amount of rainfall will be below average. So, bottom line expect a warmer winter, wetter spring, hotter but less wet summer. Just how accurate is the farmer's almanac? If you ask them, they'll tell you their predictions are 80% accurate. Keep in mind too, there are two almanacs. The Old Farmer's Almanac and the Farmer's Almanac. You can explore the differences in both HERE. So the question is, will you do anything different knowing these predictions? Do you enjoy having snowy winters? We thought you may enjoy these pictures of some fun space savers that have been used in Boston over the years. Have fun!