For those who follow the Old Farmer's Almanac and its weather predictions, the 2023 Old Farmer's Almanac Canadian Edition is set to hit shelves next week. 

On Tuesday, August 30th, you will be able to read firsthand, the not so well kept secret of the upcoming winter forecast. 

The title reads, "Chilling Prediction" as the Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a "Sneaky Cold" winter.

"Frosty, frigid, freezing", sounds like a typical Canadian winter in Cochrane. 

Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition says, “But as an added ‘bonus,’ we also expect a number of unusual mini-deep-freezes throughout many parts of the country, which will sneak up and surprise with their intensity.” 

The unfortunate part is, winter is expected to arrive early and by mid to late November 2022, it will be really cold and linger with temperatures in January, on the prairies, to be several degrees celcius below normal. 

The choice to follow the Almanac's weather prediction is yours but it has been doing it for 231 years and claims to have an 80 per cent accuracy rate.