What's is store for winter weather 2013–2014? Here is a peek at the long-range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, compliments of The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac.
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2013–2014 U.S. Weather Highlights
Frigid Winter With Bitter Cold and Heavy Snow
Brrrrr! It looks like global warming will soon be taking a vacation to make room for Old Man Winter. This frosty forecast comes courtesy of The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available in digital or print on our Web site now—or, in your local store!
According to the newest edition of North America’s oldest continuously published periodical, a decline in solar activity combined with ocean-atmosphere patterns in the Pacific and Atlantic will result in below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall during most of the winter across much of the United States.
“This winter is shaping up to be a rough one,” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. “Sweaters and snow shovels should be unpacked early and kept close by throughout the season. The good news is that the extra precipitation—which will fall as rain or snow depending where you are—will help with any drought issues left over from the summer.”
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2013–2014 Canada Weather Highlights
Forecasts a Hodgepodge of Winter Weather
This winter, Canada will be a country divided . . . by weather.
A decline in solar activity combined with ocean-atmosphere patterns in the Pacific and Atlantic will result in above-normal temperatures in the eastern half of Canada, while the west will be below normal.
Snowfall will be above normal from southernmost British Columbia eastward through western Ontario and from Montreal eastward to the Atlantic.
“In Canada, winter’s severity will really depend on where you live,” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition. “I’d recommend parkas for those living in or visiting areas from British Columbia through western Ontario. People in the east won’t be experiencing a winter heat wave, but it’ll certainly be at least a few degrees warmer than it has been over the past few years."
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