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Okay, there are two sources of wisdom here when it comes to predicting the winter weather for 2022 through 2023 in Texas. The first one is my favorite the Old Farmers Almanac which I've trusted for a good many years and the second is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA as many might know it the National Weather Service.

Now, when it comes to severe weather I turned to the National Oceanic and atmospheric administration for the latest weather reports and updates. When it comes to severe weather watches and warnings I trust NOAA. They are always spot on but that only comes around during tornado season.

However, the Old Farmers Almanac (OFA) has been a trusted old friend as it's predicted many weird weather changes for Texas for as far back as I can remember and I believe in it. The Old Farmers Almanac called it the last two years and was spot on when it predicted the two snow storms we nicknamed the "Snowpocalypse."

As for this year, it appears at first glance that both the NOAA and the OFA are completely polar opposites. At the same time, the National Weather Service is predicting a warmer winter with a few cold dry spells. On the other hand, the Farmers Almanac is predicting an earlier start to winter with some of the most frigid temperatures we've seen in decades.

The above video shows the Farmers Almanac predicting an earlier much colder winter for Texas and Oklahoma. Furthermore, the Almanac is predicting that in the first week of January 2023 a snowfall with record-low temperatures will dip down into Oklahoma and well into Texas.

However, NOAA is predicting a more seasonal warmer forecast for the upcoming winter weather season. Besides, OFA recommends that one should look to the Weather Service for more week-to-week and day-to-day weather forecasts.

As for me, I'm sticking with my Old Farmers Almanac. Now I'm off to buy a new chainsaw, earmuffs, snowshoes, and a parka so I cat start cutting firewood I think we're going to need it.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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