Enjoy the last days of summer, because a wild ride apparently is in store this winter.
The extended weather forecast from the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac is out and things are shaping up to be ‘freezing, frigid, and frosty’ in our area.
The Farmers’ Almanac said almost all of the U.S. is projected to have below average temperatures, with the coldest weather coming in the Midwest and Northeast.
Not only will the winter be colder, but it is expected to go deeper into the spring for the Midwest and Northeast.
Here are some of the highlights from the report:
- The biggest drop—with the most freefalling, frigid temperatures—is forecasted to take hold from the northern Plains into the Great Lakes.
- 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.
- The Almanac calls for above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes.
- With colder-than-normal temperatures in the Northeast and above-normal precipitation expected, the Farmers’ Almanac extended forecast forewarns of not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mix of rain, sleet—especially along the coast.
- 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 mean copious amounts of snow, rain, sleet, and ice.
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