If the Farmers’ Almanac is to be believed, the Pittsburgh area is in for a cold, wet, and white winter.
"We don't use four-letter words but when it comes to this winter's weather the word is c-o-l-d," managing editor Sandi Duncan told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "We're predicting two-thirds of the country will have below-average temperatures for the winter season, and in some areas the temperatures will be biting and piercing."
According to the Almanac, Pittsburgh is right on the dividing line between an area of “bitterly cold and snow-filled” and “cold, wet, and white.”
"You guys are right on the borderline," Duncan told the PG. "It looks like it's going to be a wet winter, and more white than wet in Pittsburgh."
Duncan said her magazine believes it is accurate 80 to 85-percent of the time with its winter predictions.
If the forecast is worrisome to the average Pittsburgh area resident, imagine what NFL officials are thinking.
The Almanac is predicting a major winter storm to hit the East Coast in early February, which could affect the Super Bowl, which will be played Feb. 2, outdoors, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands.
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