The Farmers’ Almanac Just Released Their Prediction for Winter, and It’s All Over the Place

published Aug 25, 2020
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It may only be August, but with the way this year is flying by, it’s going to be winter before you know it. And to help you mentally prepare way in advance, Farmer’s Almanac released their extended forecast for the upcoming winter season—and the prediction drastically varies based on where you’re located. 

The Farmers’ Almanac, which dates back to 1818, publishes this report every year to help others plan for the tricky winter season ahead. While some claim it’s not always accurate (Farmers’ Almanac use a formula based on mathematical and astronomical factors), for what it’s worth, it is the oldest source publishing winter weather predictions. With all that in mind, here’s what their extended forecast says is in store for the 2020-2021 winter season

If you’re in the Northeast, cue signal flares everywhere. While it’s been fairly mild in recent years for this part of the country, this winter is expected to come with a possible blizzard hitting in February. The forecast reports that cities like Washington D.C. and Boston might get up to 1 to 2 feet of accumulation. And it looks like this winter might bring a double whammy, too: the eastern part of the country could be graced with a significant late-season snowfall in March.

In the Southeast, you don’t have to worry too much about the snow, but expect temperatures to be chiller than normal overall. But hey, most would take that over a blizzard any day (raises hand). The Southwest’s winter season is looking mild and dry, while the Northwest can expect a mix of rainy and wet weather ahead. 

This winter looks the most unpredictable for the states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma east into Arkansas, and Louisiana, where there might be a mix of mild weather with frequent spurts of cold and snowy precipitation. But again, better than a blizzard. 

There you have it, folks! While the report throws a few snowballs, at least winter is still four months away—plenty of time to prep.