The first day of November is here already, wow. So when November arrives we start thinking of Thanksgiving, and the stores start putting the Christmas stuff out there. What about the dreaded "four letter word," SNOW.

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As each year goes by, you never know what you're going to get. Is there snow in October? Will we even get snow on Christmas Day, will it be a white Christmas?

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So what are we looking at for the end of 2021? Are we going to be buried in the white stuff? Will we blow right by and avoid a massive snowfall? Let's see what the Farmers Almanac says this year will be a "frosty flip-flop." Say what???

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“These rules look at things like sun spot activity, tidal action of the moon, position of the planet, and a variety of other factors, it's both a mathematical and astronomical formula.” - Managing editor Farmers Almanac, Sandi Duncan

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Hey that sounds great, what? Here's the deal...below normal temperatures with above average snowfall. But when can we get snowfall, is it possible this month already? It SURE IS!

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Here's the purely scientific answer with lots of big words and stuff...The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center says there is a 70% chance of snowfall in our area from November 2021 (right freakin' now) and January 2022.

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Farmers Almanac hits about 80-85% of the time, so get ready, Rockford area. The snow is on the way.

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