The Farmers’ Almanac released its 2019 winter outlook this week, and it’s a doozy: It predicts a “long, cold, and snow-filled winter,” with the worst of the “teeth chattering” arriving in mid-February and higher than normal levels of snow in many areas.

That’s in contrast to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which released its winter forecast last week … and predicted a milder winter in most areas, with mostly warmer-than-normal temperatures and not as much snow (but more rain) than is typical.

A private service says: We now have a 75% chance of a WEAK El Nino with flashes of a brief Moderate El Nino late Fall. These means just the right cold vs. mild and not to wet to make it rain but not to dry to put snowfall below normal. This is a good winter to make money by the inch with some caps passed in areas of the East Coast and Lake Effect areas. The Ohio Valley and Midwest will sit slightly above average for snow.

Are you prepared for this winter?