Good News for Naples Real Estate, The 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac is Out!

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Good News for Naples Real Estate, The 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac is Out!

The 2016 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac has hit the stands, and with it come predictions for the upcoming winter of 2015 – 2016.  While meteorologists dismiss its forecasts, some saying they’re just about as accurate as the groundhog and his shadow, one has to admit that both the almanac and  the groundhog do hold a bit of media-enhanced mystique. Billing itself as the oldest periodical in the USA., the 224- year old magazine-formatted guide adheres to a time-honored “secret formula”  to come up with its seasonal weather predictions. As originally formulated by Robert B. Thomas  in 1792, forecasts were based on the activity of sunspots also known as magnetic storms, on the surface of the sun. According to its website, the almanac has retained the emphasis on sunspots but refined it, using state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date scientific calculations. They have also added the positions of the planets, the prevailing tides,  patterns of weather, and atmospheric conditions to the mix. Finally,  taking this stew of data, they look at how it deviates from the 30 year-old statistical averages put out by the government’s meteorological agencies.

The winter 2015-2016 study predicts that residents of a great portion of the country will be having yet another long cold winter, with temperatures running below average along the Eastern seaboard, Great Lakes, and in the Ohio Valley.  As for snowfall, in the words of the almanac, residents should “brace for a slew” of it, and the current editor sums it up by saying “Super cold is coming.” Although it’s out of the realm of the Old farmer’s Almanac, one can predict that a certain percent of those dwelling in these areas will look back on the snow they had to shovel last winter, compliments of the record-shattering snowfall they endured, and will consider becoming snowbirds.

This is all fantastic news for anyone selling a condo in Naples, Florida where the average high temperature ranges from 77 to 82 between January and March and the low from 53 to 57, which is relatively balmy in  the eyes of prospective snowbirds  fed up with polar vortexes and the like. As for the water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico, while not as warm as the mid-80s temps they’ll reach come summer, are refreshingly “swim-a-ble” at 66 – 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

In addition to looking for a respite from Old Man Winter, snowbirds who often tiptoe into retirement by  purchasing a condo for winter breaks at about age 50,  are also looking for a solid investment. This is also great news for anyone selling a condo in Naples, considering the crown jewel of  Northwest Florida, as the city is known, made the list of “10 Best Undervalued Places to Live” in the U.S. News and World Report July 15 issue, making Naples an attractive magnet for buyers in search of a unique investment opportunity.

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