Aug 26, 2019
Farmers’ Almanac predicts wet, cold winter for much of US

The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac’s extended weather forecast is predicting a “Polar Coaster Winter,” with plenty of frigid temperatures and snow for a majority of the country.

The Almanac describes the upcoming season as “freezing, frigid and frosty,” especially for areas east of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians.

“We expect yet another wild ride this winter, with extreme temperatures swings and some hefty snowfalls,” Almanac editor Pete Geiger said in a news release.

The coldest outbreaks in late January are forecast to affect millions of people living in the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes, with the possibility of temperatures dropping to -40˚ in the Plains.

The western third of the country is forecast to see a milder ride with near-normal winter temperatures and precipitation predicted.

Snow ahead

The Farmers’ Almanac predicts above-average winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest and the Great Lakes. The Pacific Northwest and Southwest should see near-normal precipitation.

With colder-than-normal temperatures in the Northeast and above-normal precipitation expected, its extended forecast forewarns of not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mix of rain, sleet — especially along the coast.


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