Yes, or large portions of the country, the Almanac is predicting an exceptionally cold winter. That includes New England, the Ohio Valley and the Pittsburgh region.
The prediction for the Atlantic Corridor, which includes Philadelphia is as follows:
Winter will be colder and slightly wetter than normal, with above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in late December and early and mid-January. The snowiest periods will be in mid- and late December, mid-January, and early to mid-February.Enjoy what's left of summer -- and the fall.