"Cold fronts will also be happening on the other side of the world in Siberia and Northern China (North Korea, Japan). She also saw France, Germany (on national news because of the large amounts of snow), Austria, Yugoslavia and that region, experiencing the same. It may snow in Jerusalem.
"While the freezing is happening in the central US, the east coast will experience snow falls of wet-heavy snow (PA, NJ). She "sees" Washington (DC) completely snowed in, airport shut down for a couple of days, maybe several times during the winter. It may snow as far south as the Carolinas. Florida may get an ice storm that wipes out the fruit crops (part of this "bitter cold.")
"Ironically the western part (Utah, New Mexico, California, etc) of the US will have a normal to mild winter.
"For us in Oklahoma, she saw several ice storms where power was out for long periods of time (longer than normal). (She "saw" herself having to cook on the wood stove and lots of snow and ice. Saw the trees coated with ice.) Snow before the end of the year, but the big ice storms Jan to Feb timeframe. Might have an ice storm around New Year's Day.
"While this is happening in the Northern Hemisphere, she sees flooding and mudslides in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia will have floods (floods like we in the US had in 1995). The Andes will have mud-slides and whole villages wiped away. The Amazon will flood, as will other parts of Brazil. Brazil (and Columbia, Bolivia, Peru) will have an epidemics due to hot and wet climate--a fungus or virus."
Ashton added his comments on the bottom of the copy he sent me stating, "I am predicting a hard, early long winter, very hard ... winter 1997-98 ... so much of this may be worth considering. Be prepared ... stock up on food, water, candles, wood, lamps, kerosene ... etc."
When I (Byron) was talking with one of my suppliers, he said that his daughter was a meteorologist and was also warning of a hard cold winter.
And my country neighbor had previously asked if Annie had gotten her predictions. After I showed them to him he told me that was what he suspected. He said that the leaves were beginning to turn (color) early and that the squirrels were beginning to gather nuts (early). This was his indication that we were in for a "bad" winter.
Note: This information will be in my portion of our December/January 1997/98 newsletter, but I wanted to go ahead and make people aware of it prior to this time. The October/November newsletter is about the upcoming Millennium Bug which also needs awareness.
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