“Depending on where you live and how much cold and snow you like, we have bad news and we have good news. . . ” – Farmer’s Almanac Editor Peter Geiger, Philom.
Yesterday, the Farmer’s Almanac (not to be confused with The Old Farmer’s Almanac) released their predictions for the 2015-2016 winter season. If the their formula for predicting the upcoming winter is accurate, the east coast and midwest are looking at another snowy and cold winter, while dry and warm temps will pervade the southwest with the exception of New Mexico.
That’s not the news Californians want to hear after four years of below average accumulations.
However, the prediction does bode well for the intercontinental rockies, which appear to have an above average chance of surplus snowfall with typically cold temps from Colorado all the way up through Montana. The Pacific Northwest on the other hand is playing wildcard with mild temperatures and above average precipitation in the forecast.
Precipitation-wise, if you like snow, then you should head out to the northern and central Great Plains (most of the North Central States), the Great Lakes, New England (sorry Boston!), and parts of the Ohio Valley where snowier-than-normal conditions are forecast.Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, the winter will be stormy with a good amount of snow. We are “red-flagging” the second week of January and the second week of February for possible heavy winter weather with a long, drawn out spell of stormy weather extending through much of the first half of March. So sharpen those skis and boards, because the eastern slopes look like the ideal places to carve some turns.An active storm track will bring above-normal precipitation to the Southeast States, as well as the Mississippi Valley, Southern Great Plains, the Gulf Coast, and along the Atlantic Seaboard.Another area of above-normal precipitation (thanks to incoming storms from the Pacific) will cover much of the Pacific Northwest.Near-to-below normal winter precipitation will cover the rest of the country, which includes much of the drought-stricken areas in the Southwest. Read the entire article here: What’s in Store for the Winter 2015-2016?