Extremely Cold and Plenty of Snow Ahead?

Contradicting what we assume to be it’s older brother, the 2019 Winter Forecast from the Farmers’ Almanac calls for a much colder winter than the Old Farmer’s Almanac. While the coasts will still experience average temps (with a bit more snowfall to look forward to), the Midwest is predicted to have—what will certainly be the next buzzword in the mainstream media heading into this winter— a “teeth-chattering” season. All in all, our prediction of winter returning top the United States looks to be shaping up. No matter what form it is in, we will see you out there. Summary from the Farmer’s Almanac below:

—Colder-than-normal conditions are predicted from the Continental Divide east through the Appalachians.
—Above-normal snowfall predicted for Great Lakes, Midwest, New England, Pacific Northwest
—Frigid weather is expected in mid-February, which may also bring blustery and bitter winds, widespread snow showers, especially in zones 1, 2, and 3.
—Winter will hang on with stormy conditions up through the official start of spring, especially for the East Coast.

The Almanac also forecasts an unusually snowy and/or wet winter across the Pacific Northwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic States; in these regions, the thermometer will be hovering just above or just below the freezing mark, which means some of the precipitation may fall as either ice or rain/freezing rain.

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