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Farmers Almanac calls for 'cold, wet and white' winter

The Farmers Almanac is calling for cold and snow to dominate the eastern two-thirds of the country this winter, ending what has been a stretch of relative snow drought.

In the mid-Atlantic, however, the forecast left it up in the air whether precipitation will fall largely in the form of rain or snow. The forecast says to expect "copious" amounts of either.

The biggest concern for snow in these parts lies in the first 10 days of February, the forecast suggests -- including the Feb. 2 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey's Meadowlands.

"But even if we are off by a day or two with the timing of copious wind, rain, and snow, we wish to stress that this particular part of the winter season will be particularly volatile and especially turbulent," the almanac adds as a caveat.

Baltimore has yet to see even average snowfall levels since the record-setting 77 inches that fell in winter 2009-2010. Last winter, 8 inches fell, four times as much as the 1.8 inches of the previous winter but well below the norm of about 18-20 inches.

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