The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a white Christmas on the prairies this year.
Pete Geiger with the Farmer’s Almanac joined the 980 CJME Morning Show and said they predict the snow will come all at once and right on Christmas day.
“There’s a possible chance of some heavy snow (in Regina from) December 24th to the 27th,” he said. “So, I’m going to say for Christmas you’ll get some snow, but it’s going to be only at the last second and it’s just going to be for Christmas.”
Geiger added that normally the Almanac predicts the weather for broad regions, not just specific cities.
“We talk more generally about the prairies, usually we talk about Alberta and Saskatchewan together, realizing it’s a big area and sometimes things travel differently,” he said.
As for the accuracy of the Almanac, Geiger added it varies year by year.’
“Somewhere in the 80 per cent range —75, 80, 85 per cent (range), (it) depends on the year,” Geiger said. “I think I do a pretty good job, particularly when we talk about the general long range (predictions) for winter.”
He added he thinks people depend on the Almanac due to how long it’s been around – more than 200 years.
“We are very old. … And proud of it, I might add,” he said with a chuckle.
—With files from the 980 CJME Morning Show