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Farmers' Almanac predicts 'frozen, snowy' 2020 for Wisconsin

Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 18:35:06-04

All aboard the "Polar Coaster!" The Farmers' Almanac has released its extended forecast for 2020 and it's looking like a wild "frozen, snowy" ride for the Milwaukee area.

The Farmers' Almanac looks ahead 16 months to provide forecasts for the United States that has been divided into seven "zones." The 2019-2020 forecast is predicting "the worst of the bitterly cold winter conditions will affect areas east of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians." That's also known as the Plains and the Midwest.

Last August, the Farmers' Almanac predicted the Milwaukee area would have a biting cold and snowy winter. Some would say they were spot on. Milwaukee's 2018-19 winter had a slow start but definitely made up for it. Jan. 31 shattered a century's old record low high-temp of minus-3 degrees by 7 degrees. Minus-10 temps with wind chills were so severe MPS schools were closed for five consecutive days in the first month of the spring semester.

The 2019-20 Winter Outlook includes a "brisk & wet" winter for the Southeast and a chilly or cool few months for the whole West Coast.