Watch out! This winter will bring bitter cold and heavy snow across most of the US. This frosty forecast comes courtesy of The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac, which hits stores tomorrow, September 10! Here is a look at what the weather might look like in 2014!
The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac: Weather Report
Do you love the snow? Are you looking forward to those school cancellations? Or are you dreading the icy cold and dangerous trek to work? Whether you see it as good news or bad, this winter looks like it will bring the nation below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall.
Snow is not the only weather you have to look out for. Spring and summer 2014 will bring above-normal temperatures nearly everywhere. Spring will be drier than normal across most of the nation, and summer drought may be a problem on the southern tip of Florida; from New England westward through the Lower Lakes and Upper Midwest; from Texas and Oklahoma westward through the Desert Southwest; and in the upper Pacific Northwest.
In most areas, rainfall will be near or above normal. Expect an active hurricane season overall, with a major hurricane making landfall on the central Gulf coast in July and several hurricanes and tropical storms threatening Florida and the Atlantic seaboard in September.
You may ask us, “How accurate is this prediction?” If you take a look at our forecast for Winter 2012-13, it was nearly perfect. We were correct in our forecast temperature change from the previous winter in 15 of the 16 regions - yielding an accuracy rate greater than 94% - as every region east of the line from the Dakotas to Texas was colder than the previous winter, while every region west of that line, except for the Desert Southwest, was warmer.
So a bit of advice: gather your jackets and light up a fire! It is going to be cold outside!