Farmers Almanac has released its 2019 – 2020 winter weather forecast / prediction / outlook for the upcoming winter. Farmers Almanac has a different forecast from the Old Farmer Almanac which published their winter weather forecast last week.
*It’s a little confusing, but there are actually two Farmers Almanacs. There is the Old Farmers Almanac, first issued in 1792, and then there is the Farmers Almanac, first issue in 1818. The two publications both use secret formulas to come up with their famous winter weather predictions.
Are you ready for another winter ride, full of chills and thrills?! According to the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac, this winter will be filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, it may remind you of a “Polar Coaster.”
I hope you enjoy winter because if your a believer in the forecasting abilities of the Farmers Almanac we have a cold winter in store for much of the United States. “Our extended forecast is calling for yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country,” shares Editor Peter Geiger, Philom.
For skiers and snowboarders, the prediction looks favorable with cool air and normal precipitation for most of the west. In the Northeast, the Almanac is calling for “cold, wintry mix.”
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The Farmers’ Almanac, which provides 16 months of weather forecasts for 7 zones in one compact book, is predicting that the worst of the bitterly cold winter conditions will affect areas east of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians.
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.
How cold? Find out how cold in the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac.
The 2020 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac suggests a suspenseful start to January over the eastern half of the country. This may mean frequent freefalling 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. (Learn how the Farmers’ Almanac make its predictions.)
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!
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