Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts ‘Snow-verload’ Winter Across Much of US

Epoch Times – by Jack Phillips

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting that portions of the United States will see a “snow-verload” during what has been described as a snowy winter.

For instance, it is predicting a “wet and wild” 2019-20 winter in the northeastern U.S.

But overall, it is calling for “shivers, snowflakes … and strong storms” with the “snow-verload” impacting northern states in the Midwest and West. 

“In the U.S., this winter will be remembered for strong storms bringing a steady roofbeat of heavy rain and sleet, not to mention piles of snow. The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for frequent snow events—from flurries to no fewer than seven big snowstorms from coast to coast, including two in April for the Intermountain region west of the Rockies,” it wrote on its website.

Meanwhile, the middle of the country and New England will have “more wet than white” conditions. “Meanwhile, much of the Deep South will be saturated by soakers. As winter rages, the tip of the nice-berg will be Florida, the Gulf Coast, and Texas, which will bask in pleasant weather,” the Almanac said.

Temperatures will also plunge “from the Heartland westward to the Pacific and in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Southwest, and Hawaii,” it added. Above-normal temperatures are forecast elsewhere.

The cold in those areas will last until Valentine’s Day, or Feb. 14, 2020.

“This could feel like the never-ending winter, particularly in the Midwest and east to the Ohio Valley and Appalachians, where wintery weather will last well into March and even through the first days of spring,” Almanac editor Janice Stillman said.

After that, temperatures will be quite hot across the eastern two-thirds of the country in spring and summer, the Old Farmer’s Almanac said.

“In Canada, temperatures will average above normal everywhere except southern British Columbia which will bear the brunt of winter’s chill, with colder-than-average temperatures that include occasional face-freezing frigidity in January and February. Of course, normal-or-better winter temperatures still means cold. It’s winter, after all,” it said.

Farmer’s Almanac Predicting Harsh Winter

“Our extended forecast is calling for yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country,” Farmers’ Almanac Editor and Philom Peter Geiger said in a press release on Aug. 26.

Last year’s prediction called for a long, snowy winter, and it turned out to be correct for much of the United States.

The 2019-2020 season, according to forecasters, will be another “wild ride” with heavy snow across much of the country, and they described it as a “polar coaster.”

“The biggest drop—with the most freefalling, frigid temperatures—is forecasted to take hold from the northern Plains into the Great Lakes. The Northeast, including the densely populated corridor running from Washington to Boston, will experience colder-than-normal temperatures for much of the upcoming winter. Only the western third of the country will see near-normal winter temperatures, which means fewer shivers for them,” said the Almanac on its website.

Similar to last winter, the coldest outbreak of the forthcoming winter season could arrive during the last week of January and beginning of February, the Almanac said.

In late January and early February of 2019, a so-called “polar vortex” hammered much of the United States and brought with it Arctic temperatures. Some areas around the Midwest and Great Lakes had wind chills of minus 40 to 65 degrees below zero.

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9 thoughts on “Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts ‘Snow-verload’ Winter Across Much of US

      1. let’s keep a tally of snowfall amounts in our respective towns this winter…I’ll have to think of a winner’s prize 🙂

        it’s the wind that’s a killer up there (ND)

        1. Losing proposition for me… we’ve never gotten more than 3 inches (and that was just last winter) in one sitting, and it’s usually gone in a day or two.

          What kills me is temps in the 20s… I’ve just barely gotten used to 30s.

          1. ya…now I have to psyche myself for -20s and -30s brrrrrrrrr….looking on the positive side I will be able to get more reading done

          2. Actually when it gets down in the single digits or below zero, I anxiously await 20 degrees as that is the temperature at which I can be sure my van is going to start. It gets down below 7 degrees, I won’t even make an attempt.
            Not looking forward to the winter and feeling compassion for you, Mary, for what you are fixing to face. With this minimum solar cycle, I think it could be a freezing ass winter. I think we should write a strongly worded email to whoever is in charge of the weather, noting our discontent. 🙂

          3. Henry you need an engine block heater. I guess I should get one as well… do not want to go out every 3 hours to start car which is the drill when it gets minus 15 or more ….damn I’m getting too old for this stuff

    1. Well that is just plain rude 🙂
      My first order of business when I get back is to secure some firewood
      I also have propane and of course electric heaters
      It amazes me that some up there have switched to all electric…yikes!

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