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      Farmer's Almanac predicts "bitter winter". But is it reliable?

      For most of us this summer has been nothing short of underwhelming, unseasonably cool temperatures have so far had this summer feeling like an extended version of spring. But according to the latest edition of the Farmer??s Almanac, trouble is on the horizon. The Almanac is predicting a quote ??piercing and bitterly cold winter "...and understandably Toledoans aren??t happy. A couple of them told us they ??hate the cold?? and aren??t looking forward to the seasonal change.

      The Farmer??s Almanac uses a formula based on sunspots and climatology, boasting an accuracy rate of 80%. However their methods do garner some skeptics, including our very own Morning Meteorologist Jon James. He told us ??Anybody that can tell you they can do long range forecasting, wouldn't be working for the Farmer??s Almanac, they'd be cornering the market on long range futures on the Chicago mercantile exchange??.

      Accurate or not, it seems Toledoans were already thinking along similar lines, when it comes to this year??s winter. Most of those who spoke to our cameras told us we??re ??due for a bad winter??.

      But each person we talked to also says no matter what they??ll be prepared for whatever the winter brings; and when it comes to weather predicting, the best bet is to trust the professionals.