Farmer's Almanac editor: Expect a hot and steamy summer

John McDevitt
April 27, 2018 - 1:23 pm
High temperatures

The Farmer's Almanac has been a source for long-range weather forecasts for 200 years. What is it predicting for the region this summer?

"It will be one of those 'keep the lemonade coming' kind of summers, because it's going to be hot and it will be steamy," said Peter Geiger, the current editor of the Farmers' Almanac. "We talk about July 1-3, of being oppressively hot -- you know, 90s to 100 degrees. The first to the third of August, we say 100-110 heat indexes. So in there, there will be a lot of hot weather."

The Almanac says to expect warmer-than-normal temperatures for most of the country.

Geiger says the almanac's record of accuracy speaks for itself.

"The way it's done is based upon sun spot activity, planet positions, and the effect the moon has on the earth. And that has allowed all of our predictors to do the weather two years in advance with what we are told is an 80 percent accuracy.