After the deep freeze Texas suffered through last year, the question on everyone's mind is: Will we have a repeat this winter, or will it be just a normal winter? Well, the two main sources for predicting weather are at odds with each other.

The Farmer's Almanac and NOAA have total opposite predictions for this coming winter in Texas, so who do we trust more?

The Farmer's Almanac is saying this winter in Texas and the south-central U.S. will be "chilled to the bone, near normal precipitation" and they go on to say that late January will bring snow and cold but they do not say whether we will have another deadly chill event like last year.

On the other hand, NOAA says that we are in the second year of a La Nina climate conditions which means a warmer winter with below normal precipitation.

So what did they say for last winter? NOAA said that last winter would be warmer than normal with average precipitation, which was true except for the winter blast in mid-February. But after much searching, last winter's predictions could not be found for the Farmer's Almanac so we have no idea how they predicted last winter.

So we just have to go at it week by week and see what the forecasters say for this winter but just make sure you are prepared for another frigid blast even though they say those are only a once every decade occurrence.

I personally am hoping for a warmer winter where I do not have to worry about power outages and near 0 degree temperatures.


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