2012 – 2013 Winter Weather Forecast from the Farmers Almanac.
The Farmers Almanac is calling for:
- Drier Than Normal and Chilly tempertures for the Pacific North West.
- Milder Than Normal with Average Precipitation for the Rocky Mountains and the midwest.
- Mild and Wet For Texas.
- Wet and Chilly for the South West.
- Colder than normal with a mix of snow, sleet and rain for the east coast.
- Cold and snowy for the Northeast.
Here is a 2012 – 2013 Winter Weather Forecast from The Weather Centre.
I believe the winter will end up mainly cooler than normal over the Northeast and Southeast, as a consistent storm track brings storms up the coast that may be able to bring down arctic Canadian air. There is wiggle room in the Great Lakes, which may be influenced by the El Nino and end up going either warmer or cooler than normal. The Northwest and Northern Plains will likely be warmer than normal as a ridge takes hold over the region. I do not doubt the potential for a few arctic blasts in the Plains, but overall a warm pattern appears to be evolving.
The snowfall forecast calls for a snowy time across the Great Lakes if Canadian arctic air is able to push down south and ignite the lake effect snowfall machines. The Northeast will be the hotspot this winter, as many Nor’easters push up the coast and create a chaotic scene in the worst storms. Due to the storm track entering the Southwest, skiing conditions should be better than normal in those areas, while the Northwest stays high and dry due to the lack of a storm track in the vicinity. – The Weather Centre