Farmer's Almanac Predicts Milder Chicago Winter

Publication predicts "Storm Bowl" for New York Super Bowl in February

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If the Farmer's Almanac is right, Chicago won't have to deal with as much of the white stuff this winter.

    New Yorkers are fretting Monday after the Old Farmer's Almanac predicted that the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl."

    The 197-year-old publication predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey on Feb. 2, 2014.

    But what about Chicago? The news is much better for the Midwest, with the Almanac predicting this winter will be "slightly milder than normal, with near-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall in most of the region."

    Chances look good for a white Christmas as well, with the snowiest periods predicted for mid and late December and in late January.

    The coldest periods are supposed to be mid to late December, early and mid-January, and in early to mid-February, according to the Almanac.

    Looking ahead to spring, expect warmer buy rainier conditions, and a hotter than normal summer 2014.

    Adjust your travel plans accordingly.