When the Farmer's Almanac said it, I didn't really believe it. When AccuWeather reported on this Winter, I was still skeptical. Well, I'm not anymore.

Over the last few months, you may have heard about what kind of Winter the Midwest was in for. And if you were like me, you said "I'll believe it when I see it." Now comes the time to swallow those words and get the snowblower tuned up.

In the world of weather forecasting, one organization is trusted more than any other. Referred to by mystatline.com as "the most credible in the weather world." The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published their forecast for the 2016/2017 Winter season and it paints a similar picture as the previous outlooks.

Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin will likely see more than average snowfall and more brutal cold temperatures. In Rockford, get ready for a lot of snow and very cold temperatures.

If you'd like to see what's in store for the rest of the country, according to NOAA, click here.