The Old Farmer's Almanac has been the go-to publication for advice and guidance for everything from when to plant your garden to when to castrate your livestock for well over two centuries.

The 2022 Old Farmer's Almanac, the 230th edition, is now available anywhere books are sold.

In a recent conversation on KHMO Talk Back, Old Farmer's Almanac Editor Janice Stillman told us that almanac readers look to, among other things, their "Best Day" section, with listings of the best days to do things like painting, building fence, moving, going on a diet, quitting smoking, fishing, etc., etc., etc.

But the thing the Old Farmer's Almanac is perhaps best known for is it's weather predictions, most notably, what the winter of 2021-22 will be like.

Nationwide, Stillman is referring to this winter as the "Season of Shivers."

For northeast Missouri and western Illinois, she says our coldest weather of the winter is just around the corner.

Stillman says, "In January, we predict temperatures for the month to be about 20 degrees on average. That's about nine degrees below normal, with occasional snow showers and flurries off and on throughout the month."

"February's a little bit above normal on average for the month at 35 degrees, about four degrees above normal, with showers turning to snow off and on."

"In March, we're predicting temperatures above 49 degrees, which is five degrees above normal and above normal precipitation by about an inch."

For more information on the 2022 Old Farmer's Almanac, go to their website.

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