As you all know, we’re getting closer to this time of the year again, where people will be sharing their predictions for this upcoming winter, and I advise that we all start earlier than normal this year, because it looks to be a much earlier start to winter, especially in the mid atlantic region. Here in SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA, it looks to be an early start to winter for sure. This area is part of the mid-atlantic by the way. Over here, the pomagranites are turning red and different colors, which usually happens late august! Birds have not been seen as much lately. As well, the bushes are growing huge bundles of berries, which are already turning red! This doesn’t happen in our region until mid september-late october! This winter is going to be something for 3/4 of the nation, and many including I are getting feelings that this winter will be something to watch out for. All snowlovers including me will really enjoy this winter. Ant hills have been seen the size of 6 inches! Last year when we had sort of a bad winter,ant hills were only 1/4 of an inch. One weather folklore quote that they say is true is: “If ant hills are high in July, winter will be snowy”. Or my term is “If ant hills are high in july, the snow will fall high”. So, it looks to me like we’re going to have an early start to bad winter. Arkansasdolfan, said the same thing! Here’s his map/message:
I do think the ridge currently centered over Oklahoma City will continue to grow over the next month before start to shift west around the third week of August. By the start of September, I expect the axis of the ridge to be straddling the Rockies, ushering in below average temps in all but the far western periphery of the blue bubble above. This is not to say that the ridge won’t flex during September and there will be plenty of warm days left for most, but the heat should be on its last legs.
Although I do not include precip in this forecast, I do think we will see early snows north of 40N in early November and north of 35N around Thanksgiving. I see November to be major cold for most of the nation, being an early start to winter.
If you have any questions, just ask. Full disclosure, I’m not great at predicting the entire nation, but very good at predicting the Southern Plains. Decided to do the whole thing to foster discussion. Anyone who wants to talk about their predictions and thoughts, go ahead and post away on this topic. Anyone’s welcomed. Please, I’d be most happy, if anyone posted their 5 cents into this(5 cents, meaning your thoughts on what you have to say about this). Anyone who wouldn’t mind discussing this topic, please go right ahead. Thank You all for your time, just reading my topic. Adios! Sianara! Good bye!