Expect “sheets of sleet” in central Pennsylvania this winter, according to the “Old Farmer’s Almanac.”
The almanac, which is set to be released on Tuesday, is calling for a warmer-than-normal winter with below-average snowfall for most of the country, according to a news release.
Much of Pennsylvania falls in the Appalachians Region, which stretches along the mountain range from New York to North Carolina. It includes York, Adams, Franklin and Lebanon counties.
Snowfall is expected to be below normal for the Appalachians Region, the almanac says.
It calls for a warmer-than-normal winter with above-normal precipitation in the north and below normal precipitation in the south. The map shows “sheets of sleet” for the central Pennsylvania area.
Mid- and late-December and January are expected to be the coolest periods, the almanac says.
Snow lovers will have to head to parts of the New England states, Wisconsin and Michigan or the High Plains to enjoy it.
The “Old Farmer’s Almanac” predicted a mild winter last year. Central Pennsylvania saw little snowfall last winter.
The 229th edition of the farmer’s almanac costs $7.99 and is available at stores that sell books and magazines. It also is available online.
In addition to weather, the almanac offers tips for fighting colds and flu, small space gardening and other topics.