Nationwide Iowa – While forecasters say Iowa high temperatures will be back to the 80s and 90s for the next few summer days, it’s hard to think about the lazy, freezing winter that lies ahead – but we all know he comes.
Peter Geiger, editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, says the 2022 issue will be out next week and the winter weather outlook for Iowa and the Midwest is not good.
They say if you don’t like the Iowa weather, just wait five minutes and it will change, and Geiger predicts there will be a lot going back and forth.
The Farmers’ Almanac prediction is detailed, and Geiger says some devoted readers plan their calendars based on this. He says “the word is deaf” when it comes to the gruesome predictions of the impending winter.
That late-season storm could just be rain, not snow, he adds. While some television meteorologists are uncomfortable with forecasting the weather beyond several days, Geiger says the Farmer’s Almanac works on forecasting for up to 24 months – and has done so for more than 200 years.
The 2022 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac details the many predictions that were correct for the past year. Geiger admits they don’t hit every storm on every date, but says giving him a few days’ leeway is remarkably reliable. The Farmers’ Almanac was founded in 1818 and is still based in Lewiston, Maine Nature and more.