2019 Winter Weather Forecast—Old Farmer’s Almanac
Hopefully this isn’t too much of a shock, or else we would probably be out of jobs. But yes, winter will be returning for the 2019 season, thank Mother Nature. The Old Farmer’s Almanac released its 2019 Winter Weather Forecast and even though we slightly feared that a certain person will tweet and cancel our favorite season, there is snow in it. How much, where, and when is more of an educated guess, but we are going to go ahead and give you a SNOWBOARDER Magazine exclusive guarantee, snow will fall this winter.
Diving through the whole rigamarole of the prediction release had us question if we really care at all? No matter the Old Farmer’s Almanac findings (rain, shine, a small dusting, or powder), we are still going to snowboard. Winter forecasts lend themselves open for negativity. If a warm winter is predicted… people are bummed. If the winter doesn’t live up to the predictions… people are bummed. Yes, it is an expensive sport and planning the right window for a family vacation seems important, but when was the last time you strapped in and didn’t have a fun time. Barring brands that need sunshine or deep snow for an upcoming ad campaign to look like the ideal getaway, conditions are just about the least important thing on a fun snowboarding trip. If you score, sure you have a story… but if you don’t score, the crew provides the entertainment. You can drink the sky blue with friends and slide on ice all day. Memories will still be made and if you are like us, we tend to laugh more at the trips that have gone wrong than the trips that have gone right… or you can just lie and say you scored.
All that being said, here is the 2019 prediction for this upcoming winter. For the quickest breakdown, the Old Farmer’s Almanac states, “Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in late November, late December, early and late January, mid- to late February, and early March. April and May will have temperatures below normal in the north and above normal in the south and will be slightly drier than normal.” And with an 80% success rate over the past 226 years of existence, we guess the Ol’ F’s Almanac have some solid practice under their belt.
Canada’s predictions below:
See you this winter!