New Old Farmers Almanac offers up winter prediction
The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition has arrived with a prediction tailor-made for skiers, snow bunnies, and winter lovers across the country: snow and lots of it. The Almanac, which has been issuing its 80 percent–accurate forecasts since 1792, is available everywhere starting on August 29, 2023.
WINTER WHITEOUT: From the Atlantic seaboard to Arctic shores to the Pacific Coast—in almost every nook and cranny that typically sees snow—Canadians should expect oodles of fluffy white throughout the season. This will be coupled with seasonably chilly temperatures that are at or below normal.
WET AND MILD: Labrador and the very eastern tip of Newfoundland will be the real outliers this winter, with average or slightly above-normal temperatures and below-normal snowfall. Keep the shovels and umbrellas handy, though: The season is still expected to be very wet, with periods of snow and lots of rain.
SWEATER WEATHER: Winter in Southern British Columbia will be remembered for bouts of bone-chilling cold. Keep the fireplace going and hot cocoa at the ready! Snow and rainfall in the area will be near- or above-normal for the season.
After you come in from the cold, you’ll find The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition perfect for cozying up with plenty that’s “useful, with a pleasant degree of humour,” including . . .
- When oceans bring snow: Ocean currents move atmospheric moisture, which affects the location and strengths of storms. As these currents slow, weather all over the planet is impacted, sometimes in extreme ways that may extend across centuries.
- Gardening for everyone (even those who don’t): Learn about the easiest garden edible that most aren’t growing (hint: it’s a key ingredient in baked goods), plants that go up in an actual puff of smoke, and the gardening trends blooming in 2024, including scratch-and-sniff plants and the continued push for no-lawn landscapes.
- Recipes for breakfast lovers: Enjoy fun facts about “warm cakes” while making blueberry buttermilk pancakes or traditional latkes, then try out a recipe for the hands-down, absolutely best bread for toast. It takes 18 hours, but it’s worth it! (Really.)
- Anecdotes & Pleasantries from Almanac readers: step-by-step instructions for hypnotizing your own foot, the protocol for when Groundhog Day goes horribly wrong, and a scientific study that settles the long-debated question of “What is America’s favorite pie?” (hint: it’s not apple).
- Stories that only the Almanac can tell: the case for being less prickly about porcupines; cures for colds, aches, and pains in a world of hurt; memorable Olympics moments; expert angling advice; tips on how to enjoy 2024’s total solar eclipse; an often forgotten (but very important) part of land ownership; and much, much more!
The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition is available for just $9.99 wherever books and magazines are sold. Support local booksellers whenever possible! A full list of stores that carry The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition is available at Almanac.ca/Wheretobuy. Print and digital copies of The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition are also available online at Almanac.ca/Shop and on Amazon.ca.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition—with its iconic yellow cover and classic corner hole—originates from Yankee Publishing Inc., a 100% employee-owned company in Dublin, New Hampshire. The Almanac’s editors also produce the annual Garden Guide, digital monthly magazine EXTRA!, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids (Vol. 10 now available), and a collection of wall and desk calendars, including The Old Farmer’s Almanac Planner. They also produce a collection of timeless gardening titles, such as the Flower Gardener’s Handbook (released in Spring 2022) and Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook (now in its sixth printing!).