Submitted Tue, 08/27/2013 - 7:31am by BossFrog

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a colder-than-normal winter this year across the nation, with a snowstorm expected in the Northeast right around the time of the Super Bowl in February.  That means game day at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey could be a rough one…and may also mean that the first Super Bowl to be held outdoors in a cold-weather environment will be the last.  So how does the almanac determine what Mother Nature has in store for us?  It’s a secret formula that relies on lunar cycles, sunspots and planetary positions, and it hasn’t changed much since the first almanac was published in 1818.  Supposedly it’s accurate about 80% of the time…so you may as well bust out that down jacket.