For those who dread extreme wintry weather, we have some good news! For the 2018–2019 winter, The Old Farmer’s Almanac—North America’s oldest, most popular almanac—says the winter temperatures will be less severe in most of the United States this year.
Of course, it’s still wintry weather! However, the winter temperatures will be above average and the snowfall will be below average. This less frigid winter is due to a decrease in solar activity and the expected arrival of a weak El Niño, which will prevent cold air masses from lingering.
Exceptions include the Southwest (be prepared for increased cold and snow) and greater snowfall in the nation’s midsection and most of the Intermountain region.
In Canada, however, many regions will experience a winter that will be colder and snowier than what is average. There are exceptions to the rule: Pacific Canada and the southern two-thirds of Ontario will see normal temperatures (remember, it’s winter, so it will still be cold!), while northern Atlantic Canada’s temperatures will be above normal (again, still winter, still cold).
All of Canada can bank on above-average snowfall throughout the season. Now that’s good news for skiers and snowboarders!
How do we predict long-range weather? The Old Farmer’s Almanac—founded in 1792 when George Washington was president—uses a unique, age-old formula that’s traditionally 80% accurate and trusted by generations of loyal readers. We employ three scientific disciplines to make our long-range predictions: solar science, climatology, and meteorology. Here’s more about how we predict the weather.
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Be in the know! Find a full year of 2018–2019 weather predictions so that you may plan ahead—whether you’re a gardener, star gazer, or an everyday weather watcher. Order your print or (instant) digital copy of The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac from the Almanac store or from Amazon.com.
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