The Old Farmer's Almanac Makes Its Winter Predictions For 2020/2021

"We’ve been revealing the different regions for this past week and today—with the official release of The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac edition—we can completely unveil our winter maps for all of the U.S. and Canada." - The Old Farmer's Almanac

Thought of as one of the signs that winter is right around the corner, The Old Farmer's Almanac has released the full 2020/2021 winter weather forecast. Will this forecast stand up to the nearly 80% lifetime accuracy that the almanac can brag about? We won't know that for sure until spring, but for now, we can take a look at their maps and their forecast overview.

"If you were hoping for a reprieve from harsh winter weather this year, we have some news that just might make you smile. We’re predicting a light winter for most of us here in the United States, with warmer-than-normal temperatures in the forecast for a large part of the country." - The Old Farmer's Almanac

It seems that the cold will be hitting just about everywhere one would expect it to be. However, the snow will be greater than normal in the Northeast, the Upper Midwest, the High Plains region, and northern Alaska. Everywhere else could be looking at limited or below average snowfall, which really isn't something snow sports enthusiasts want to hear.

That's just for us here the United States, however. For our neighbors to the north, the temperatures also might be a little higher than expected in places, but that doesn't mean they aren't getting a full winter with some actual snow.

"The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition is calling for below-normal winter temperatures through most of the country. However, it’s still winter and expect frigid and frosty weather!" - The Old Farmer's Almanac

Canada is going to see the usual amount of snowfall with most of the country seeing even more than that. The heavy snowfall is going to be matched with below-normal temps all across the country, with the exception of the Atlantic and Prarie regions. Oh, they'll still be seeing the snow, rain, and sleet, they just might not have to bundle up as much as their regional neighbors.

All in all, it seems the place to be, for those looking to get into a real snowy winter, is the Rockies, here in New England, the northern Great Lakes region, or on the other side of the Canadian border. Maybe the border will be open in time for the winter snow sports season, who knows?

We do know that this is just an overview of the Almanac's full winter forecast. To read the entire forecast, plus all of the other information The Old Farmer's Almanac has to offer, you'll have to pick up a copy of this year's almanac of your own. You can do that through The Old Farmer's Almanac website or wherever you choose to buy books, both printed and e-book editions.

All Photos Credit: The Old Farmer's Almanac/Yankee Publishing Inc.


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