Undated (KROC-AM News) - The latest edition of the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter for much of Minnesota.

The venerable publication is forecasting colder temperatures for much of the eastern two thirds of the United States, and below normal temperatures are predicted in the northern tier of states running from North Dakota to Maine. The Farmer’s Almanac is also predicting above normal snowfall totals from the eastern half of Minnesota into Michigan and south to the St. Louis area.

The publication describes the upcoming winter as "Return of the Ice Cold Winter." It also places a spotlight on the month of February as the coldest period, with lows reaching 40-below in some areas.

For the nation as a whole, the almanac is expecting the winter will be much colder than the previous winter, but temperatures will still be above average.

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