Well the turkey is gone and the holiday shopping season is well underway. This seems as good a time as any to sit down and see what Mother Nature has in store for us this winter. After combing through several winter forecasts, all signs seem to be pointing in the same direction. It looks like this winter the Ohio valley will see average temperatures with above average precipitation. Meteorologist Caleb Weatherbee from the Farmers Almanac says “Most eastern states will see snowier than normal conditions and cooler temperatures.” He also says “We are “red flagging” February 12–15 and March 20–23 for major coastal storms along the Atlantic seaboard; storms bringing strong winds and heavy precipitation.”
Above average precipitation? Major costal storms? I think I’m going to take some time while it’s still mild out to find my shovel and stock pile some salt. The forecasts from the Farmer’s Almanac have proven reliable over 80% of the time since it’s inception. That’s proof enough for me… Happy Winter everyone!
You can read Caleb’s entire blog post from the 2013 Farmers Almanac website at www.farmersalmanac.com/weather