I can't believe we're talking about winter in summertime, but alas, we live in New York State, so it's necessary. Winter could hit in New York starting in October, so it's best to get a head start. When it comes to the level of bone-chilling cold that Old Man Winter usually brings, what we can expect this year? The Famers' Almanac claims to have the answer.

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The Coldest Temperature On Record In New York State Is Ridiculously Low

The lowest temperature ever recorded in New York State was on February 18, 1979. The National Weather Service station in Old Forge, New York, recorded a temperature of -52°F. Old Forge is located in the northern region, between Syracuse and Albany.

Old Forge is “Adirondack Base Camp” for visitors who launch out near and far seeking everything from serenity to adventure. It is the largest hamlet in historic Town of Webb, which includes Eagle Bay, Big Moose and Stillwater. From here, you can explore the Central Adirondack region and all of the Adirondack Park.

Most Snowfall in 24 Hours
On February 1, 1966, the National Weather Service station in Camden recorded 50 inches of snowfall within a 24-hour period. Camden is located between Syracuse and Utica, just northeast of Oneida Lake.

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Photo by Alex Padurariu on Unsplash

The Farmers' Almanac Says The "Brrr" Is Back

If you were hoping for a southern winter (you're definitely delusional) and the Farmers' Almanac's forecast isn't working in your favor. The Farmers' Almanac says its mathematical and astronomical predictions call for,

Below-average temperatures and lots of snowstorms, sleet, ice, rain for much of the Great Lakes and Midwest areas of the country.

That pretty much covers the state with Western New York and the Finger Lakes Regions (in Great Lakes territory). The Almanac predicts that New York City may be in for a rude awakening this winter,

For those of you living along the I-95 corridor from Washington to Boston, who saw a lack of wintry precipitation last winter, you should experience quite the opposite, with lots of rain/sleet and snowstorms to contend with.

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Farmers' Almanac Predictions For New York Winter Weather

Frosty, Flakey, Slushy Weather In New York

- Eastern states could experience snowy, stormy, and wet conditions in the second week of January.

- North East storm bringing snowfall, cold rain, and frigid temperatures in the second week of February.

- East Coast storm during the first week of March.

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