The Farmer's Almanac came out recently with its prediction for the winter of 2023 for North Dakota.  It wasn't pretty.  You can read about that here.  Now, The Old Farmer's Almanac is out with their 2023 winter forecast for North Dakota which is equally as grim.  More on that in a moment.

First, what is exactly the difference between the Farmer's Almanac and the Old Farmer's Almanac?  Good question right?  Both have been around for a long time.

According to Treehugger, the Old Farmer's Almanac has been around since 1792 and is based out of New Hamshire.  Their formula for predicting the weather has a lot to do with what's going on with the sun.  They claim to have an 80% accuracy rate. 

The Farmer's Almanac is also as old as dirt.  Not quite as old though.  It's been around since 1818 and is based out of Maine.  They also use the sun in their formula for predicting the weather and claim to have an 80 to 85% accuracy rate.

Here's what this year's Old Farmer's Almanac says for North Dakota and the rest of the country.

The Old Farmer's Almanac
The Old Farmer's Almanac

Shivery and snowy for all of North Dakota.  Here's how they broke down the winter of 2022 and 2023 for us. No pretty way to put it.  It's going to be cold and it's expected to start getting really cold by late November (kind of normal isn't it?).  Early December, late January, and early and late February are also supposed to be bone-shivering cold.

As far as precipitation, you can expect the snowiest periods in mid to late November, mid to late January, and early February.  I think we would take that after last winter when we got a lot of snow in April.  You can read more about the winter of 2023 from the Old Farmer's Almanac here.  Stay warm my friends.


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