Winter is coming! And according to the Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather outlook, it’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with plenty of snow.
So just how cold will it be?
The real teeth-chattering arrives mid-February especially in the following zones: Northeast/New England, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Midwest.
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.
“Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter.” – Editor Peter Geiger, Philom.
Washington Predicts Double the Average Snow!
Storm Team4 predicts double the average snowfall for most of the Washington region.
D.C. usually gets about 15 inches of snow, but Storm Team4 is predicting 25-35 inches this winter in the metro area and along Interstate 95. Expect 35-45 inches out toward Dulles International Airport and Frederick, Maryland, and even more than that further west.
“The amount of snow in Siberia in October helps predicting winters here. This year got off to a slow start, but snowfall has really increased in the past few weeks, which is a good sign for those who like snow and cold.” – Meteorologist, Doug Kammerer.