The Old Farmer's Almanac released its forecast for 2015-16, with expectations looking like a repeat of last winter, with unseasonably cold conditions over the Atlantic Seaboard, eastern portions of the Great Lakes, and the lower peninsula of Michigan and Ohio. The 2016 almanac warns the U.S. should prepare for frigid, cold temperatures and lots of snow this winter. It says the Northeast can expect below-normal temperatures, and the Midwest will have less snowfall, but temperatures will be below-normal.
Rather than stock up on firewood and sweaters, you should consider purchasing a winter home in Naples, a tropical paradise, located along the Gulf of Mexico, in Southwest Florida. Our warm, balmy breezes and sunny skies are the norm, along with dry winters. The "cold" season lasts from December to February, with an average high temperature of 76°F. The water temperature in the Gulf ranges from mid-60s from January to March, to mid-80s from June to September. Now is the perfect time to purchase a home to avoid the cold this winter, and for your friends from up north to come thaw out.