The Farmer's Almanac says that this upcoming winter will be filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, it may remind you of a "Polar Coaster."

See what they did there? "Polar Coaster?" Like a roller coaster, only it's...yeah...you got it, I see.

Back to the snow and ice and cold expected to hit the Rockford area. I know that, like me, you're trying to wrap your head around the concept. Snow, ice, and cold? Why, that's so wildly different from what we normally receive during the winter months that it may take all of us a moment or two to digest this news.

Farmer's Almanac, Facebook

Fox News:

Included in this year's outlook is the prediction of free-falling, frigid temperatures from the northern Plains into the Great Lakes. The big cities in the Northeast are may also experience colder-than-normal temperatures for much of the upcoming winter.

"Only the western third of the country will see near-normal winter temperatures, which means fewer shivers for them," the publication notes.

Besides the chilly temperatures, the eastern third of the country is expected to see above-normal winter precipitation.

That active winter will, according to the publication, cause a slow start to spring as winter lingers across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England.

The Farmers’ Almanac says it bases its long-range forecast "on a mathematical and astronomical formula developed in 1818."