Vermont households worried about the high cost of keeping warm this winter will draw little comfort from the Farmers’ Almanac.
The 192-year-old publication based in Lewiston, Maine, predicts below-average temperatures for most of the U.S.
The almanac’s 2009 edition goes on sale tomorrow. It says at least two-thirds of the country can expect colder than average temperatures, with only the Far West and Southeast in line for near-normal readings.
The almanac’s winter forecast is at odds with that of the National Weather Service, whose trends-based outlook calls for warmer than normal temperatures over much of the country.