Cold And Wet Winter Ahead According To Farmers’ Almanac

Enjoy cold and wet weather during the winter? Well, you’re in luck according to the 2018 Farmers’ Almanac, which is predicting a cold and wet winter for much of the continental United States (outside of the West Coast). This is based on a 200-year-old formula used by the Almanac.

According to the Almanac, the Northeast should prepare for cold and snow. Cold and wet conditions will extend further south than the Northeast, too, which may place much of the South in a favorable region for above average wintry precipitation. The Northern Plains can expect cold and snow during the winter, but this region will experience more moderate (near average) temperatures compared to average. The Pacific Northwest will be drier than normal, while the Southwest will see precipitation near average with mild temperatures.

2018 Winter Outlook (Farmers’ Almanac)

Here’s a regional breakdown based on the Almanac:

Southeast:
Temperatures: Below average
Precipitation: Above average

Northeast:
Temperatures: Average
Precipitation: Above average

South-central:
Temperatures: Average
Precipitation: Above average

North-central:
Temperatures: Average
Precipitation: Average

Southwest:
Temperatures: Average to above average
Precipitation: Average

Northwest:
Temperatures: Average
Precipitation: Below average

This is not Firsthand Weather’s 2018 winter outlook, and this does not necessarily represent our views on the upcoming winter season. Firsthand Weather will have a winter outlook out in a few weeks, so keep checking back for details!