2019 Winter Forecast- Farmers Almanac

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  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Farmers' Almanac say a colder then normal winter ahead. The real teeth-chattering arrives mid-February especially in the following zones: Northeast/New England, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Midwest, and Southeast (yes, even the Southeast will be in the chill zone!).

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    • Colder-than-normal conditions are predicted from the Continental Divide east through the Appalachians.
    • Above-normal snowfall predicted for Great Lakes, Midwest, New England, Pacific Northwest
    • Frigid weather is expected in mid-February, which may also bring blustery and bitter winds, widespread snow showers, especially in zones 1, 2, and 3.
    • Winter will hang on with stormy conditions up through the official start of spring, especially for the East Coast.
    The Almanac also forecasts an unusually snowy and/or wet winter across the Pacific Northwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic States; in these regions, the thermometer will be hovering just above or just below the freezing mark, which means some of the precipitation may fall as either ice or rain/freezing rain.
    Follow the link to read the rest: 2019 Winter Forecast - Farmers' Almanac
     
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Apparently the Farmers never heard of Alaska or Hawaii ... What we do not get Wx?
     
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  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Nah...everyone knows Alaska is all permafrost, covered with 12 feet of snow even in summertime...and Hawaii is a constant tropical paradise. ;)
     
  4. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    It's going to suck.
    Last winter I had that didn't suck was in Virginia in 1999.
     
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  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Par for course, then.

    I am mostly concerned with the length of winter, and last year it was nearly 8 months by my account. I don't see it getting much worse this year. As for the predictions about "averages" in temperatures, meh. Not impressed.
     
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  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Alaska Cold as normal with bigger than normal mosquitos and black flies... Hawaii weather will be beautiful but who cares as long as @Hanzo is cooking ....:D
     
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  7. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    Looks like I better get busy with some insulation and the chain saw.
     
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  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Just have to add,

    "Cold and White", yeah thanks for that bulletin. Had no freaking idea. Brilliant.
     
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  9. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

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  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Some will say the cold is because of global warming.
     
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    I'm always cooking.
     
  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am thinking the same, time to get busy. We have had really mild winters for the past few years. Last winter we had fire dangers for most of it. Since reading that, I have been thinking maybe I need to put an extra layer of warmth in the cars in case this forecast is correct. I only shoveled twice last season and I only did that because I like to shovel. I hope it is a snow-filled winter. We really need the moisture.
     
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    GREAT! Snowy and cold, just like it's supposed to be! Yea, global warming, yup! So Go at was WRONG! The Ranch is gonna get hit HARD this year, good!
     
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  14. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    Last winter in KY was cold but not unbearable, the winter before that was great, we were living in an RV while I built our house and it was comfortable.
     
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  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Bring it on , I thrive in cold.
     
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  16. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Here is another forecast for a true winter.
    The Persimmon Lady’s 2018-19 Winter Forecast
    by Farmers' Almanac Staff | Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Posted In: Weather, Featured



    The 2018 Persimmon Seed Forecast
    So what did the seeds say? According to folklore, if you crack open a persimmon seed from a ripe fruit and the shape inside (called a cotyledon) looks like a fork, winter will be mild; if you see a spoon, there will be a lot of snow, and if there is a knife, winter will be bitingly cold and “cut like a knife.”

    Here’s what Melissa found:

    I opened up not my normal five fruits (containing 3-4 readable seeds each) but a grand total of 26 fruits, for a total of over 100 seeds altogether. Out of this total, I only found two forks. The remaining seeds were all spoons. No knives. This will be a winter for the record books in central North Carolina!

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    The Persimmon Lady's 2018-19 Winter Forecast - Farmers’ Almanac
     
  17. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Uh oh,,,she's predicting in my AO,,,,if she's right ,,I better get some new tires for the truck.
     
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  18. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Nope. There's no crystal ball. The best we can do is study trends and try not to ignore that big, orange disc in the sky.
     
  19. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey++

    Last winter I could have used snow tires down here! It's very unusual for us to get this cold but it happens.
     
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  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Yup. People are studying trends and the report this year is that some solid black whooley bears have been spotted. (y) get ready to shovel!
     
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