2014–2015 Winter Weather Forecast Map (U.S.)

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Get a look at The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014–2015 winter weather forecast map for the U.S. (Click here for the Canadian weather map.)

The Almanac Weather Map for Winter reflects the period of November 2014 through March 2015.

The information corresponds to the predictions in the General Weather Forecast found in The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac. Forecast terms here represent deviations from the normals.

Weather Map for Winter 2014–2015

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Winter is expected to be another cold one in the eastern half to two-thirds of the nation with above-normal temperatures, on average, in the West.

  • Snowfall will be above normal in most of the Northeast.
  • Florida will have above-normal rainfall, while most of the southeastern and central states will have below-normal precipitation.
  • We expect above-normal snowfall from eastern Arizona into the Big Bend of Texas and above-normal rainfall from parts of inland Washington into the northwest corner of Montana and just north of California's Bay region.
  • Other areas in the western third of the country, including most of California, should have below-normal precipitation.

Read the details of this forecast and get your region's weather in The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac.

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We are leaving September 6

We are leaving September 6 from Ventura, California, to evergreen, Colorado on a motorcycle, I was hoping to find out if any storms were in our path, hwy 5 -40- 25. Please any info would be great.

We are leaving September 6

We are leaving September 6 from Ventura, California, to evergreen, Colorado on a motorcycle, I was hoping to find out if any storms were in our path, hwy 5 -40- 25. Please any info would be great.

We are going to Corolla, NC

We are going to Corolla, NC 9/19 thru 9/26/2015. What are the weather predictions for this time of the year? Any huricances in the forecast?

Will spring come early for

Will spring come early for 2015 ?

well buckeye chuck here in

well buckeye chuck here in ohio says 6 more weeks of winter. man im tired of cold and snowy weather.... :-)

Is. It. Going. To. Be. A.

Is. It. Going. To. Be. A. Early. Spring. In. 2015

Well, I live in NW Florida

Well, I live in NW Florida (the Panhandle), Gulf Coast area, and it is now Feb. 28th, last day of Feb. 2015, we are still in the 30's at night, so I would say no early Spring, if anything it will be late.

But I am hoping for a fast change. We have been realllly COLD since mid November, and the Northeast is sick of this winter also.

For seed planters (of note), I planted some tomato seeds a month ago in small pots indoors, gave them sun when possible (been very cloudy, rainy winter),but only keep my house at 67 degrees F at night while sleeping. Well, they came up about 1/2" and they just sit there. It's been about 2 weeks now.

I work a lot, but they get my utmost attention when I am home.

LOL, they have not died but refuse to grow until it gets warmer......hah, I can't blame them.

What will the weather

What will the weather conditions in Colorado be in March. Should I avoid travel through the mountains?

I'm planning an outdoor

I'm planning an outdoor wedding on October 16, 2015. What will the weather be like in Dallas, Texas?

Hi i was wondering if you

Hi i was wondering if you ever got your answer my wedding is September 27 next year in texas

well oct.16th is my birthday

well oct.16th is my birthday so i say the weather will be hot and humid

it will sure be cold down

it will sure be cold down were I'm at

What is the weather going to

What is the weather going to be like Dec.29th thru Dec31st in Pitsburg Pa. 2014

Savannah, GA is more

Savannah, GA is more comparable to Jacksonville, than upstate SC and North Carolina.

What does the weather look

What does the weather look like for Phoenix Arizona winter 2014 and 15 and summer 2015

What is the weather expected

What is the weather expected to be in Florida the week of January 18, 2015? We fly out from Raleigh, NC early January 18th and fly back late January 25. This will be my first flight.

Hi, Joanne, We do post the

Hi, Joanne, We do post the current and next month of our long-range forecasts on the Web site. You can find January here: www.almanac.com/weather/longrange

was wondering how much snow

was wondering how much snow we are looking at getting in Bethalto IL

I'm in the Ohio valley &

I'm in the Ohio valley & possibly one of the only people looking forward to another snowy season :) just curious, has the Almanac ever been very far off with it's weather predictions?

How will the winter be in

How will the winter be in Raleigh/Cary, NC?

I'm planning a trip to Denver

I'm planning a trip to Denver Colorado in mid January 2015. What will the weather conditions be?

What will the weather be in

What will the weather be in Hinton,wv?

we are moving 12 27 2014 in

we are moving 12 27 2014 in Hartford ct. any snow fall that day?

Will Chicago be as snowy and

Will Chicago be as snowy and icy as last year?

Hi folks, what does the snow

Hi folks, what does the snow fall look like this winter around Roxboro NC & South Boston Va?

Hi Shane, To see the

Hi Shane,
To see the predictions for Nov. and Dec. go to
http://www.almanac.com/weather...
Here's the winter summary:
Winter will be colder and drier than normal, with near- to above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-December, from late December through early January, and in mid- and late January. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-January.

I'm new comer to Almanac and

I'm new comer to Almanac and please tell me the winter weather for Dallas Texas.

Hi Shewaslul, Go to our

Hi Shewaslul,
Go to our long-range forecast for Dallas, TX at
http://www.almanac.com/weather...
Thanks for your visit!
 

I LIVE IN WASHINGTON

I LIVE IN WASHINGTON PENNSYLVANIA AND I WANT TO KNOW IF WERE GOING T0 GET ALOT OF SNOW BECAUSE I WANT SNOW SO BAD AND BUFFALO NY ALREADY HAS 7 FT!!

I live in Eastern Oregon and

I live in Eastern Oregon and so far this is the coldest wettest fall yet. When is the dry and warmer weather suppose to hit?
we have 6 inches of snow already below zero temps and expecting more snow and rain this weekend?

I live in Kennesaw, GA 30152

I live in Kennesaw, GA 30152 & am moving to Canton, GA 30114 (a higher and hilly elevation) between Dec. 31, 2014 & Jan. 5, 2015 and would like to know if the weather forecast calls for any freezing temperatures or for snow. Please Help!

Hi Sharon, Go to

Hi Sharon,
Go to http://www.almanac.com/weather... to find weather predictions and winter weather summary for towns and cities in Georgia.

I would like to go to New

I would like to go to New York City on January 24 2015. Does anyone know what the weather will be like that day?

It's going to be very cold

It's going to be very cold with 12"-14" of snow.

What is the winter weather

What is the winter weather forecast for the Los Angeles area beach communities? Specifically, the Port of Los Angeles/Palos Verdes Penninsula?

Enjoy this weather joke! It

Enjoy this weather joke!

It was autumn, and members of a Native American tribe asked their new Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a new Chief in a modern society and had never been taught the old secrets of Nature, he looked up at the sky and had no clue what to do. To play it safe, he replied to his tribe that the winter could definitely be cold and that they should collect firewood early, just to be prepared. So, the members began gathering wood.

Keep reading for the rest of the joke. Do you have a favorite weather joke? Tell us by submitting a comment below.

Being a practical leader, he figured he should also use the resources available to the modern society. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Will this winter be cold?"

"As of now, it looks like this winter is going to be quite cold," the forecaster said.

So the Chief went back to his tribe and told them to collect even more wood. A week later he called the National Weather Service again and asked for an update.

"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "based on incoming data, this winter is looking to be colder than we expected." The Chief was surprised, but again went back to his tribe, told them that this might be a very cold winter, and asked them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.

One week later, the Chief called the National Weather Service yet again, hoping for a new answer. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"

"Positive," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."

"Really?" the shocked Chief exclaimed. "How can you be so sure?"

"First," the forecaster replied, "The Indians are collecting firewood like crazy."

Thanks for sharing....very

Thanks for sharing....very funny....

an indian chief gathered his

an indian chief gathered his people together and said " have good news and bad news, first the bad news, due to the buffalo hunters killing all the buffalo, the only thing we have to eat this coming winter is buffalo chips, the good news is we gotta lotta buffalo chips."

I would like to go to Paris

I would like to go to Paris KY from Dec 22 thru the 25th. I live in Pine Bush Ny. Any idea on what the weather will be like as I travel to and from???

I am in Campbellsville, KY

I am in Campbellsville, KY and I here from the Farmers it will be extreme weather including snow this year and very cold temps. We run a Bed and Breakfast out of our home and we have decided to keep the 2 rooms open for local emergency during that time. we shall see.

I'm from Madisonville, KY and

I'm from Madisonville, KY and my family farms. There have been lots of black caterpillars this year!! We are preparing for a pretty bad winter

Black caterpillars tell you

Black caterpillars tell you how harsh the previous year was, not the coming year.

I am flying from

I am flying from Jacksonville, FL to Portlad, Maine via Nyc; any chance of being snowed in?

Still wanting to know

Still wanting to know forecast for East coast to Maine on Dec. 17, 2014

whats the winter of 2014/2015

whats the winter of 2014/2015 predicted for southwestern Missouri??

I live in East Moline IL,

I live in East Moline IL, what are the predictions for this year snow....??? It was horror last year.

I live in Western North

I live in Western North Carolina/Transylvania County/How much snow are we looking for/Also is much rain expected/Thanks

We have my son's outside

We have my son's outside Beach 1) Rehearsal party, and 2) Wedding in Crystal Beach, Texas (GALVESTON) on November 28 and November 29, 2014.

What is the (best educated) forcast of the weather on these two days?

"A BIT NERVOUS"

Thank you,
blessed knox

I leave in the Northeast, New

I leave in the Northeast, New Jersey to be exact. How is the winter looking for us this year.

Snow forecast for

Snow forecast for Haddonfield, New Jersey.?

Can you tell us how much snow

Can you tell us how much snow the St. Louis area will get this winter? Ballpark figure? :)

My first contact with Farmers

My first contact with Farmers Almanac.

we need to travel to Elkhorn,

we need to travel to Elkhorn, WI from Minocqua January 14, 2015; what's the weather going to be like that week?

Expect moderately heavy snow

Expect moderately heavy snow around Elk Horn. The northern two-thirds of Wisconsin should be
C-O-L-D. Snow in the loer fifth of Wisconsin 2/3rds of Illinois, all of Indiana and Kentucky. Watch your local weather reports before you travel.

Hey yall i live in

Hey yall i live in southeastern Kentucky,was wandering if winter this year was gonna be like 1993 or 1996. I have been told its gonna be the worst one in 10 years

Apparently Alaska's weather

Apparently Alaska's weather is going to be so bad, it'll wipe us off the map? :-)

I live in Dallas, NC. What

I live in Dallas, NC. What will the Winter be like in my neck of the woods? Been hearing it's going to be worse then last Winter.

We want to go to Connecticut

We want to go to Connecticut the first full week in November. Nov. 3 through 7. Will it be cold? snowy? rainy? that week?

Thanks

CT is still usually very nice

CT is still usually very nice in November. Way too early for snow.

I'm in CT, lived here my

I'm in CT, lived here my whole life. November is typically cold (temps range from 30's - 50's), rainy, and raw. Usually no snow until after Thanksgiving.

Hi there, For those of you

Hi there,
For those of you who fear Winter Driving. Get away from the all Season Tires and put Snow Tires on your car. They make a huge difference. You get far greater traction with snow tires. My antilock brakes rarely engaged last Winter when we had several snow events. The traction is that good!
**
But remember, you can't keep a snow tire on all year. You put them on the first week of Nov. and take them off sometime in March (depending on your locale).

That was my biggest gripe

That was my biggest gripe when I lived in CT. I drive a rear wheel sport car and always put snow tires on. Never had a problem with Avon Mountain.

Hi there, I live in Cedar

Hi there,
I live in Cedar Rapids Iowa and was wondering what our winter is going to be like this yr ? will it be as cold as last yr ? How much snow will we get will it be icy again?
Thank you

is central Texas still going

is central Texas still going to have drought conditions thru 2014 and into 2015?

I live in Elkhart, Indiana.

I live in Elkhart, Indiana. Can you please tell me how our winter is going to be. I'm kinda a new driver. Well this will be my 3rd winter in driving. And I really don't like driving in the snow. It scares me. Can u please tell me, what am I getting into. Thank you.

Roberta, keep some bags of

Roberta, keep some bags of kitty litter in your trunk for traction, extra weight, and to get you out of the snow in case you get stuck (sprinkle it under your tires for traction). Hand sanitizer is great for de-icing frozen door locks. Have an emergency kit with road flares and a thermal blanket, just in case. I don't pretend to know your weather for this year, but I grew up in Northern Illinois, and those are useful things to have handy. Prayers for safe travel as you navigate the upcoming winter! Blessings!

Could there be a drought in

Could there be a drought in 2014 or 2015 worse than before the Great Depression in 1929 when the Planet temperatures are getting hotter as polar ice melts and the sun plus constant heat from people cause historic hot temperatures?

Hi, Mark, Are you perhaps

Hi, Mark, Are you perhaps comparing current drought conditions to the 1930s (post 1929), also known as the Dust Bowl? Even if not, it is impossible to provide you a solid, reliable answer at this time. Results that you seek are best gathered and assessed after the event/s.
Certainly numerous sources have been making the comparison with the Dust Bowl era; folks at the National Climate Data Center, for one, believe it is too soon to tell if it is/will be the same or different. They do suggest that "historic," or record-breaking, droughts occur with varying frequency. However, they conduct substantial research on an ongoing basis. Click here to learn more about "Paleoclimatology," study of past climate, and the NCDA's work in this area:
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/pale...
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/pale...

we have had a lot of rain

we have had a lot of rain this summer in durham nc and not as hot eather so I am wondering are we going to have a cold and snowing winter can any body let me no thanks

Needham

For all readers asking about

For all readers asking about winter weather forecasts, you can now find them in The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac which comes in paperback, hardcover, or digital editions. Find the new Almanac most places where magazines and books are sold or online in our Almanac.com General Store here: http://www.almanac.com/product...

Everyone is thinking we will

Everyone is thinking we will have a very snowy winter along the front range of Colorado. We live in Colorado Springs, we have had a very wet summer, how is this winter looking specifically for this area. Our weather is greatly affected by Palmer Ridge, just to the north of Colorado Springs. We provide snow removal and need to know if it is going to be a bad winter so we can be better prepared. Thank you so much!!! Sheryl

this is one of the paper

this is one of the paper backs that I have enjoyed for through out the past years. I FIND THAT THE INFORMATION IS QUITE ACCURATE.I have always have a reason to go back to it and read it again.

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