Farmers’ Almanac 2019-2020 Winter Predictions Released
Because Right Or Wrong, We’re Suckers For Speculation
The Farmers’ Almanac just released its annual and highly-anticipated extended winter forecast and they’re calling for a “Polar Coaster.” (Nice wordplay, FA. We’ll give you that one.)
Take a look at what the The Farmers’ Almanac has to say:
The biggest drop—with the most free falling, frigid temperatures—is forecasted to take hold from the northern Plains into the Great Lakes.
The Northeast, including the densely populated corridor running from Washington to Boston, will 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.
Coldest Dip in Temperatures
According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s winter prediction, the coldest outbreak of the season should arrive during the final week of January and last through the beginning of February.
Snowy Ride Ahead
The Almanac calls for above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes.
The Pacific Northwest and Southwest should see near-normal precipitation.
With colder-than-normal temperatures in the Northeast and above-normal precipitation expected, our outlook forewarns of not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mix of rain, sleet—especially along the coast.
The 2020 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac suggests a suspenseful start to January over the eastern half of the country. This may mean frequent free-falling precipitation as well as strong and gusty winds. January 4–7 and 12–15 could, depending on where you live, mean copious amounts of snow, rain, sleet, and ice.
And for those who live northeast of the Texas Panhandle to the western Great Lakes, watch out for what could prove to be a memorable storm producing hefty snows for the Great Plains during the third week of January. This system will cause temperatures to plummet and drag the coldest Arctic air across the rest of the country into the beginning of February.
Early or Late Spring?
According to our long-range outlook, spring will be slow to start with winter lingering across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England. Occasional wet snow and unseasonably chilly conditions will hang on for a ride that you may not be able to get off until April.
How Accurate Is This?
These long-range forecasts are fun to share around, however forecasting weather this far out is a risky (and unreliable) game at best. So, here’s a rock solid prediction for you.
- Skiers living in locations that have cold and snowy futures are happy
- Skiers in locations that forecast less-than-wintry conditions are sad
- Everyone else doesn’t believe the hype regardless