The Old Farmers Almanac uses old sunspot theory to predict weather to a 80% accuracy since 1787.
This year's edition, on newsstands Wednesday, predicts a warmer than average winter in much of the country. Believers will look for below-average snowfall, except for a narrow swath extending from northeast Texas to Northern New England.
Using a secret formula based on sunspots, weather patterns and meteorology, the almanac points to a hot summer in most areas, but cool and dry in the upper Midwest. It's also looking for drought prompting water management and wildfire problems in Florida and the western states. Elsewhere, look for more rain than normal.
Established in 1792, the Old Farmer's Almanac is North America's oldest continuously published periodical. The little yellow magazine still comes with the hole in the corner so it can hang in outhouses.
Also they do predict in the next couple years that the big cooling pattern will replace the warming cycle since the 1970's.