Boise spent most of the summer knocking on the door of tying or breaking the record for the most triple digit temperatures. Between the oppressive heat and water shortage concerns due to the drought, it was  nearly impossible to think about winter. 

That is unless you're someone who lives for the extended winter forecast that the Farmer's Almanac publishes every summer. This year they're calling their prediction the "Frosty Flip-Flop Winter." It's kind of difficult to decipher EXACTLY what they think will happen in Idaho, because we're never actually mentioned by name. Their forecast is done more by region.

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Reading through the entire forecast it sounds like we're going to get walloped in mid-January but the map shows our part of Idaho as "typical winter temperatures & precipitation"...so who knows.

If you're trusting the Farmer's Almanac, just remember that you're trusting a "weather prognosticator" with a fake name. They say they give him the fake name to protect their forecasting formula that we know includes things like sunspot activity, tidal action of the moon and the position of the planets...and the forecasts are calculated two years in advanced with no edits made.

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We'd love to know the EXACT formula, because they also shared this list of signs that a cold and harsh winter is ahead. To us, it sounds like a bunch of hocus pocus but several of our friends on social media say these are spot on.

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