The relatively mild summer of 2014 will give way to an especially cold and wet winter of 2014-2015 according to the 2015 edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac.

The Almanac's forecasters say that a decline in solar activity and a cooler wave of ocean currents, the North Atlantic Oscillation, will combine to bring Central New York, as well as most of the Northeast a colder than average winter along with above normal snowfall totals.

The regional forecasts call for some of the bitterly coldest weather to occur just after Christmas through mid-January 2015.

The 2015 edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac will be available on September 9.