It's no secret that winters in North Dakota can be...well...cold, but The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting an even colder than normal winter in 2016-17.

For those that don't know, The Old Farmer's Almanac is a periodical that has been in publication since 1818, according to Wikipedia. It's famous for a lot of things, most notably it's long range weather forecasts, which some have sworn by for years.

So, what does The Old Farmer's Almanac predict is in store for North Dakota this winter? Let's head to the periodical's website and first look at the months leading up to winter.

While temperatures in August were predicted to be two degrees higher than normal, temperatures in September are expected to be two degrees lower than normal. There will also be more precipitation in September than normal.

That brings us to October, which is when the colder weather starts to make its way into the area. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a colder than normal winter for North Dakota, with the coldest temperatures hitting in early and late December and early and mid-to-late January.

Oh, and expect more snowfall, too, with the majority of it falling in late November, mid-to-late December, and mid-to-late February.

The Old Farmer's Almanac even goes so far as to predict warmer than normal temperatures for April and May 2017 and a cooler than normal summer.

So, if you see a lot of snow this winter, make sure you place the blame squarely where it belongs: The Old Farmer's Almanac.

[The Old Farmer's Almanac]