Almanac predicts bitterly cold winter for parts of U.S.

Get out the coats, boots, and shovels; people in some parts of the country are in for it this winter, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. The longtime periodical, published since 1818 and famous for its long-range weather predictions, is out with its annual winter forecast, which says Old Man Winter is really going to hammer folks in the Midwest and upper Great Lakes region with very cold and very snowy conditions