Get the snow shovels and snow blowers ready. Just like every year, winter is on the way! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the long range forecast is calling for lots of snow and colder than normal temperatures across much of the U.S.

Farmer's Almanac

The Almanac says “Especially the North East will once again see wetter and colder than normal weather. However here in the treasure valley, we will be expecting warmer and drier than normal.

Here's specifically what the Almanac had to say about the Boise area..."Winter temperatures will be above normal, with precipitation a bit below normal. The coldest periods will be in early and mid- to late December and mid- to late January. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in late November, early and mid-December, and mid-January.

So I guess we will have to keep our fingers crossed for a repeat of last year with for a white Christmas.  If you remember it started snowing heavily Christmas eve morning with as much as 5 or 6 inches falling in some places.  Our Christmas eve with family at grandma's house was canceled due to crappy road conditions, but it sure was pretty.