Farmers’ Almanac Predicts a Cold and Snowy Winter in the Northeast

If you’re one of those people who is wishing 2020 away because of all of the crazy things that have happened (and are still happening) this year, don’t be too quick to assume that 2021 is going to be an amazing year.

The 2021 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac recently went on sale, and the predictions about what to expect this winter might have you wanting to quarantine even if we manage to put COVID-19 behind us.

Farmers’ Almanac editor Peter Geiger wrote, “Based on our time-tested weather formula, the forecast for the upcoming winter looks a lot different from last year, quite divided with some very intense cold snaps and snowfall.” 

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the “possibility of a blizzard hitting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states during the second week of February. This storm may bring up to 1-2 feet of snow to cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts!” Other northern states can also expect “above-normal snowfall.”

The Farmers’ Almanac specifically called out eastern Ohio and Kentucky saying these areas can expect “significant snowfall” starting in February. Meanwhile, the states making up the southern plains will most likely experience sleet, snow, and rain.

The entire country will not experience snowfall. Over in Arizona and southern California, the winter will actually be even drier than usual. This isn’t necessarily good news due to fires and droughts. 

Further north in California all the way up through Washington state, residents should expect a significant amount of rain this winter, while in New Mexico through Louisiana, states can expect a mix of wet and dry weather. 

If you live in part of the country that will be experiencing a lot of snow and even a potential blizzard, you might want to warm up with these Crock Pot recipes and keep your kids warm in the car with this innovative coat that is specifically made for car seats.

Does this crazy sounding weather surprise you? Are you looking forward to 2021? What will the weather be like where you live?