While much of the country has been experiencing above normal temperatures this fall, fans of cold weather should prepare to celebrate. AccuWeather has released its annual winter forecast for Winter 2019-2020, and predicts that once the wintry weather does get underway, an active season will be in store.
In the Northeast, winter’s chill won’t arrive until at least the end of 2019. Once the wintry weather does get underway, an active season will be in store. Early predictions indicate that above-normal snowfall could be in store for areas from New York City to Boston.
Keep in mind that winters like these are downright dangerous for the elderly who haven’t yet split for Arizona or Florida. So if that sounds like your parents, holiday shopping should be pretty straightforward this year.
The Southeast is more likely to experience a wet couple of months. However, forecasters say it’s not out of the question that the region could experience a winter storm, similar to last season, which brings snow or ice to areas like Winston-Salem, Charlotte or Asheville.
Yaktrax definitely will be needed in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes where cold air will encourage a number of lake-effect snow events. Residents will also want to stock up on shovels, as an above-normal season for snowfall is in the offing.
According to AccuWeather, a cool, unsettled pattern is in store for the Southwest and California this season. In California, the winter will yield enough precipitation to stave off drought conditions into the spring.
While AccuWeather predicts that wintry weather will be more scarce than usual in the Northwest, the 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for frequent snow events and perhaps even a repeat of last winter’s record breaking Snowpololypse that dumped 20.2 inches on Seattle last February.
So prepare for what’s coming, stay safe, and have fun this winter! It’s going to be a good one.