The first flakes of the season will likely fall this week, and if long-term forecasting from the Farmer’s Almanac is accurate, it will be the start to a cold and snowy winter.
The Farmer’s Almanac has been published every year since 1818. Their forecasting methods are mostly kept secret — which make some skeptical.
“Just hearing that, I’m depressed already. I’m not looking forward to it at all,” one man told CNYCentral.
However, not everyone is dreading breaking out the shovels and scarves.
“I love the snow. I love playing in it, sledding, snow boarding. When you live in Syracuse you have to expect it,” resident Stephen Jones said.
Some are embracing the change of the season, saying change is exactly what Syracuse needs.
“Winter coming early, I think that’s going to be good,” Maria Gonzalez-Dumas said. “I think it might cut down on the street violence and everybody going after everybody. I think it’s going to be a good winter and the sooner it comes the better.”