Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Cold and Stormy Winter


A centuries-old tradition rooted in mathematical statistics, the Farmer’s Almanac has unveiled its extended winter forecast, predicting a chilly and stormy season ahead. The forecast lays out key periods when bundling up, stocking up on hot chocolate, planning cozy stay-at-home days, and even organizing skiing trips might be wise.

Across various regions of the United States, the extended weather forecast anticipates below-average temperatures and significant wintry conditions. Those in the Midwest to the East Coast are set to grapple with frequent snowstorms, sleet, ice, and rain, with January and February earmarked for heightened wintry activity. The exact timing of the first snowfall remains unspecified.

While the Pacific Northwest is said to brace for an exceptionally snowy and wet winter, potentially influenced by the looming El Niño phenomenon. This could translate into substantial rain and snow across the Southwest, including California.
A significant factor contributing to this prediction is the potential brewing of El Niño—an unusually high-water temperature off the Pacific Coast of South America—projected for the latter half of 2023 and extending into the winter of 2024.

Yet, despite the presence of El Nino, the outlook of continued moisture to the drought-stricken state could prove pivotal in replenishing water resources.