Just Released: Farmer's Almanac Predictions For This Year's Winter
Cailyn Finkel 10/2/2017
If you love playing in the snow, drinking apple cider while a white dusting covers the ground and taking part in winter sports, then this year is going to be perfect! The Old Farmer's Almanac, the most trusted predictive weather source for centuries, announced that this winter will be one to remember.
Grab your down coats and snow boots - chances are, you're going to need them....
While the entire country isn't going to be covered in snow, the Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that a majority of The United States is going to experience colder temperatures than last year. The meteorologists who contribute to the Old Farmer's Almanac explain that this dip in temperature could be linked to lower-than-average solar activity.
In addition to the chilly temperatures, the Old Farmer's Almanac says that it's going to be wetter than usual!
People who live on the West Coast can expect a chilly, wet winter. These wet conditions can actually help relieve results of the severe drought plaguing states like California! However, residents of Washington and Oregon are set to experience slightly drier-than-usual conditions.
Those living in Midwestern states like Wisconsin and Illinois can expect to have a mild, relatively normal winter in terms of rain and snowfall!
For people living in the Northeast, get ready to buckle down (like most winters). The Old Farmer's Almanac says that states like Maine, New Hampshire and parts of upstate New York are most likely going to have a mild, snowy winter! Thankfully, residents in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Virginias can expect a mild, rainy winter!
The real changes come for those living in states like Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and parts of Missouri and Alabama. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that these states will experience a colder-than-average, incredibly snowy winter!
If you want to see how your home is going to be affected this winter, take a peek at this map. For the entire Winter 2017-2018 prediction, order your own copy of The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac.
This information can help you prepare for the chilly months ahead!