The 2018 Farmers Almanac has been released and they're saying bundle up this winter...but how accurate are they?

Last year the Farmers Almanac said the Southcoast would have colder temperatures for winter 2016-2017 than we saw for the winter of 2015-2016. And they called for above average snowfall...and that really didn't seem to be the case.

But according to ABC6 meteorologist Chelsea Priest, it may have been more accurate than we all know.

I remember the 70 degree days in February and barely remember playing in snow this winter, but overall winter 2016-2017 was colder than the previous winter.

Priest's data says the average winter temperatures for the Southcoast are around 37 degrees, but last winter we saw an average of 35 technically it was colder.

And the average snowfall each winter is about 26 inches...and last winter we picked up 38 inches! Definitely above average snowfall.

So with the Farmers Almanac 2018 predicting a cold, snowy you believe them?

They get pretty specific saying the Atlantic coast would see heavy precipitation January 20-23, February 4-7 & 16-19, and March 1-3 & 20-23. So I guess by late January we'll know if they've hit the nail on the head this year.

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