If you love the cold, and I mean stupid cold temperatures, Illinois' upcoming winter may be for you. Some do enjoy winter but it's usually because of the scenery fresh snowfall creates. It's generally around early August chatter begins about what to expect for the winter and this makes sense. It's about this time of the year when Illinois residents are sick of the heat and humidity.

Weather forecast concept

How accurate is The Farmers' Almanac?

There are conflicting answers as far as the accuracy of Farmers' Almanac. Do not confuse that publication with The Old Farmers' Almanac. Which one is actually more accurate with weather predictions is an ongoing argument that won't be determined within this article. The Farmers' Almanac claims to have an 80ish perfect accuracy.

Helen Lin, of Reference.com, doesn't give FA very much credibility.

Predictions from the Farmer’s Almanac are often so vague that it would be hard to get certain things wrong, meaning those accuracy claims might be a bit inflated.

Despite her claim, what does the self-graded 80% accurate publication say we should expect in Illinois during the 2022-2023 winter?


The Farmers' Almanac gave itself a pat on the back for its winter weather prediction for 2021-2022.

The Farmers’ Almanac predicted winter weather 2021-2022 to be a “frosty flip flop winter” and that’s what we got!

What should we expect for the upcoming winter season?

You will want to ensure you're prepared for an unreasonable winter in Illinois. Those aren't my words, that's literally the word they used in their prediction. There may even be snow when we wake up to open gifts on December 25.

They (North Central States) will see a fair share of storminess during the winter season, which should mean plenty of snow for winter enthusiasts to enjoy (maybe even in time for a white Christmas?).

Don't think we're going to luck on decent temps this winter. Check out the map they created.

The Farmers' Almanac
The Farmers' Almanac

I saw this and immediately reacted with a verbal f-word under my breath. It wasn't "fun," either. You can read The Farmers' Almanac's full prediction here.

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