As summer winds down, our collective attention turns to the colder months of this year and the Farmers Almanac’s reliable predictions. Unfortunately, things are not looking so good!
It is likely that a colder winter will arrive sooner than usual, which is good news for snow-lovers, but not for everyone else!
The extended forecast by the outlet indicates that the United States can expect quite some winter weather disruptions throughout the season. The Farmers’ Almanac includes specific dates such as:
People in the Rockies, and across the Plains will see lots of snow during January 2023’s first week. The Almanac states that there is good potential for heavy snow to reach Texas and Oklahoma as well as a swathe of bitterly cold weather.
The eastern two-thirds should be prepared for some severe weather, including heavy rain and snow. This will be followed by “one of the coldest outbreaks of arctic air” in the weeks between January 16-24. Expect temperatures to drop to 40 degrees below zero. This is incredibly cold.
HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL IN THE UNITED STATES THIS WINTER 2022/23?
The Farmers’Almanac predicts that the country will experience a snowy winter. The most vulnerable to cold weather will be those in the middle of an active track. It is expected to run from the western Gulf of Mexico to the northeast, through the Virginias, and touch upon New York State and New England. These areas are all used to bracing themselves for the coldest winter in America.
States located to the south of the storm track should not expect mild winters. According to the outlet, temperatures will be cold and wintry with snow, sleet, and ice. There will also be frequent storms.
Residents can look forward to a white Christmas if they move north to the central US. The area is expected to get a lot of snow. The harshest weather will be in the south-central states by January 1.
The Farmers’ Almanac predicts that the Southwest will experience a lower-than-average amount of precipitation during the winter season. This sets the Southwest apart from the rest.
WHAT TEMPERATURE WILL 2022/23 BE IN THE USA?
The Farmers’ Almanac winter 2022 forecasts have revealed one thing to remember. It is likely that it will get very cold over the next few months.
The outlet specifically warns the northern central US that they will be in the snow-filled hibernation area (basically, the most glacial part of the country).
Although the northeastern countries won’t be as affected, they should prepare for an unusually cold and snowy winter.
However, the west side of the country will have to either experience a normal amount or a drier winter (the latter applies mostly to the south).
WHAT TIME WILL WINTER END IN THE USA?
Although March 19th, 2023 is the last day of winter, Americans can expect temperatures to rise by February. This is great news, considering the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that January 2023 will be colder than normal.
WHAT IS THE FARMERS’ ALMANAC?
The Farmers’ Almanac’s seasonal forecasts have been a topic of conversation for many decades. But do you really know what it is? Since 1818, the annual American periodical has published long-range weather forecasts for Canada and the United States.
It does more than just publish information on natural remedies and full moon dates.
Each edition features 16 months’ worth of weather forecasts and is published at the end of August. It breaks down its findings into seven zones and includes seasonal weather maps.
WHAT IMPACT DOES THE FARMERS’ ALMANAC HAVE ON ITS PREDICTIONS?
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, there is an exact formula that the outlet uses to forecast long-range weather each year.
The publication’s website states that the editors of Farmers’ Almanac strongly deny the use of any type of computer satellite tracking equipment. The Almanac’s first editor, David Young, an astronomer-mathematician, will admit that they used a set of reliable rules back in 1818. These rules were slightly modified and transformed into an astronomical and mathematical formula.
Do not get too excited. The Farmers’ Almanac weather prognosticator Caleb Weatherbee is apparently the only one who truly knows the formula.
The website states that the editors of Farmers’ Almanac would prefer to keep Caleb’s identity and the formula secret in order to protect their proprietary formula.
However, the publication does reveal that the formula considers many factors, including the positions of planets and the tidal actions of the moon.
The Farmers’ Almanac’s forecasts can be relied upon to predict their methods so much that they are calculated two years ahead of time! According to the publication’s website: “Once the new edition has been printed, the editors don’t go back to update or change its forecasts in the same way as other local sources.”
If you’re curious, the majority of regular readers believe that forecasts generated by the outlet are between 80% to 85% accurate in any given calendar year.
I do not like the cold at all, but do enjoy at least one or two good snows each year, mostly because of the bad roads, which gives my family a break and some much-needed extra family time drinking hot chocolate and freezing our asses off outside playing. It looks like we better get our thick winter clothes out and be ready to go for the upcoming freezing winter. Some people love the winter and for those who don’t, make the best out of it and we will have warm weather again before you know it.