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Prepare to Bundle Up: Farmers' Almanac

By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 5:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – Get the most out of your shorts and flip-flops now, because the area between the Appalachians and the Rockies is in for a brutal winter, the Farmers' Almanac warns. "The middle part of the country's really going to be cold—very, very cold, very, very frigid, with a lot of snow," the venerable publication's managing editor tells the AP. "On the East and West coasts, it's going to be a little milder."

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The National Weather Service thinks otherwise. "The stronger El Niño becomes, the more confident and the more likely it will be the northern part of the country will have a milder-than-average winter," says a rep.
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