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Long-Range Winter Weather Forecast for 2012-2013 Season

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Below is a peek at the Almanac's 2012-2013 long-range winter weather predictions, compliments of The 2013 Old Farmer's Almanac.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, first published in 1792 during the first term of George Washington, has always watched the weather. Our famous long-range weather forecasts are traditionally 80 percent–accurate.

See winter weather highlights below and please purchase our Long-Range Weather Forecast by Regions for forecasts through October of 2013!

2012–2013 U.S. Weather Highlights

  • The 2013 Almanac says that temperatures will be much colder this winter from the East Coast westward to a line from the Dakotas to Texas.
  • In every place west of this line, except for portions of the Desert Southwest, temperatures will be warmer than last winter.
  • Snowfall will be above normal near the Great Salt Lake and in the areas from El Paso to Detroit to Virginia Beach.
  • Snowfall be will below normal in most other locations that have snow.
  • Good news: Areas suffering from drought during Summer 2012 should receive enough winter precipitation to bring improvement.
  • Spring and summer will be much rainier than normal in Florida, easing its drought.
  • Drier-than-normal weather will continue to be the rule in much of Georgia.
  • Summer temperatures will be hotter than normal along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the Ohio Valley, but cooler than normal elsewhere.
  • Expect fewer tornadoes than in the past couple of years.
  • Be ready for hurricanes to threaten first the Gulf and Atlantic coasts in June and then primarily the Southeast, especially Florida, through the remainder of the hurricane season.

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As a courtesy, we also offer our readers a free two-month forecast on our Web site.

2012–2013 Canada Weather Highlights

  • The 2013 Almanac says that most parts of Canada should be prepared to chill out: Temperatures will be colder than last winter everywhere except for the northern Maritimes and western British Columbia.
  • Snowfall will be below normal in central Canada but above normal in most of the East and West.
  • Look for a spring that’s generally a little drier than normal across most of Canada, with average temperatures near normal.
  • Summer will be cooler than normal, while fall will bring above-normal temperatures across most of Canada.
  • Eastern and central areas will have above-normal rainfall, and western British Columbia will have a rainy fall. Elsewhere, summer and fall precipitation will generally be below normal.

See Your Region's Forecast!

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As a courtesy, we also offer our readers a free two-month forecast on our Web site.

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