If you were hoping for a mild winter, it looks like that is not going to happen. The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a "frigid and snowy" winter for 2019-2020. They're calling it a "polar coaster. The snowy part is good for all the snowmobiler's and skiers out there.

In terms of temperatures, they say "...the coldest outbreak of the season should arrive during the final week of January and last through the beginning of February" and "above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes."

What formula do they use? According to their website "We employ three scientific disciplines to make our long-range predictions: solar science, the study of sunspots and other solar activity; climatology, the study of prevailing weather patterns; and meteorology, the study of the atmosphere."

So is the Farmer's Almanac gospel? Of course not. They do get it wrong quite a few times. But listen, all that matters is we live in Minnesota, so whether mild or not, expect winter to be...well...winter.