“It’s shivering and it’s snowing”
That’s how Old Farmer’s Almanac sees this winter shaping up for the Northeast. On Tuesday, the Almanac released its winter weather forecast for 2022 to 2023, the annual long-term forecast, and expects New Yorkers to face some frigid conditions.
“The eastern half of the United States should be prepared for record cold to define the season,” Almanac said, adding that more snowfall is expected than usual.
In the northeast, the northern tip of the region should experience warmer than normal temperatures and less snowfall this winter, Almanac said. However, traveling south through the northeast can bring cooler temperatures and higher than normal snowfall and precipitation.
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For much of New York State, the coldest months are early and late January and late February, with the most snow falling in early to mid-December and early January. Yearbook regional weather maps indicate that early December, early and late January, and most of February are the coldest months in the Lower Hudson River Basin, and early to mid-January, late January, and late February are the snowiest. increase.
Central and western New York are expected to experience colder temperatures and above-average snowfall, according to the Almanac.
Almanac says it uses three scientific disciplines to make long-term forecasts. Analyze events by comparing solar patterns and past weather conditions to current solar activity. ”
The Old Farmer’s Almanac released its winter forecast just weeks after its rival Farmers’ Almanac released its annual winter forecast. The two forecasts are similar, with Farmers’ Almanac predicting heavy snowfall and “record-breaking cold! Readers are warned to prepare to ‘shiver, tremble, shovel.'” .
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