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Get Ready for a Wet, Wild Winter in 2012!

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For the last several months, many of you have been emailing us, leaving comments on our articles, and asking us on our Facebook page, “What’s in store for the coming winter?” Now, at long last, the wait is over! The 2012 Farmers’ Almanac is on shelves, and our much-awaited long-range forecast for the coming year is no longer a secret. Last year, the Farmers’ Almanac predicted that the winter would exhibit a split personality, with harsh conditions for the eastern half of the U.S., and milder weather to the west. That prediction came through, as residents of the Northeast and Great Lakes regions, especially, got pounded with many heavy storms throughout the season.

So what’s in store for the coming winter?

(The following overview is for the United States. To read our predictions for Canada, click here).

For the winter of 2011—12, the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting “clime and punishment,” a season of unusually cold and stormy weather. For some parts of the country, that means a frigid climate; while for others, it will mean lots of rain and snow.

(Continued Below)

The upcoming winter looks to be cold to very cold for the Northern Plains, parts of the Northern Rockies, and the western Great Lakes. In contrast, above-normal temperatures are expected across most of the southern and eastern U.S. Near-normal temperatures are expected in the Midwest and Far West, and in southern

A very active storm track will bring much heavier-than-normal precipitation from the Southern Plains through Tennessee into Ohio, the Great Lakes, and the Northeast. Because of above normal temperatures, much of the precipitation will likely be rain or mixed precipitation, although, during February, some potent East Coast storms could leave heavy snow, albeit of a wet and slushy consistency.

An active Pacific Storm track will guide storm systems into the Pacific Northwest, giving it a wetter-than-normal winter.

Drier-than-normal weather will occur in the Southwest and Southeast corners of the nation.

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1 DaQwan { 08.26.12 at 7:52 pm }

So does that mean lots of snow for Iowa ? Yay!

2 Anthonypilone01 { 08.26.12 at 5:09 pm }

here in the mid atlantic, it had above normal teps but it was LESS stormy than expected.
overall as a big snow lover, it was one of the most disappointing winters i have ever experienced. Hopefully, with this new el nino setting in, hopefully, we should be able to have better luck for more snow this time.

3 Cindy { 08.26.12 at 12:53 am }

Does anyone know when the days go to 12 hours of light? It should be happening soon. I’m in southern Oregon

4 bree { 08.25.12 at 2:07 pm }

What will the winter weather be like in Marshalltown Iowa? I hope lots of snow? Are we considered central Iowa? I know not the upper midwest…just realized that!
Thank you!

5 Mickie { 08.24.12 at 2:56 am }

So what is in store for southwest corner of Ohio Cincinnati hope for lots of snow deep snow love it.

6 Justin { 08.23.12 at 4:15 pm }

I live in spiro Oklahoma what’s the weather look like for this part of the country

7 mike { 08.23.12 at 1:18 am }

I wish we have a good winter like we use to 20 to 30 years ago. I’m a winter person. The snow, the cold, the nine yards that goes with it. Last year we didn’t get nothing. I live in southern Illinois and I’m tired of sun and no snow. we need 8- 12 inches of snow. So let’s hope for a snowy Christmas and possibly thanks given. Mike

8 Jaime McLeod { 08.23.12 at 9:21 am }

Seattle winters are very mind compared to Colorado. It does snow there, but heavy snow is rare. The average lows are in the upper 30s. It only occasionally dips below freezing there.

9 Domonique { 08.22.12 at 9:41 pm }

Hi, my wife and I are moving to Seattle from Denver, CO in October, and I was wondering what can of weather we should expect to see this coming winter, mostly because I need to know what sort of tires I’m going to need to buy before we move. For that matter, what are Seattle winters normally like? Thanks for any info you can give us!!!

10 Julie { 08.21.12 at 11:33 pm }

I live in southeastern part of Ohio, are we gona have a bad winter this year?

11 Richard Thompson { 08.21.12 at 9:04 pm }

My name is Rich.I live in warren OHIO..How bad is it going to be in my area ? This winter?

12 Charmaine H { 08.20.12 at 10:54 pm }

Will it be a snowy winter in Baltimore Maryland?

13 Debbie Richardson { 08.19.12 at 12:23 pm }

Hi! Thanks for any good news you can give me! I live close to Kansas City MO and am hoping for rain – lots of it over the coming months. Many of the area ponds and lakes are nearly dry. Hoping for some good news for fall / winter.
Thanks again!

14 Jaime McLeod { 08.20.12 at 12:00 pm }

Just finding a caterpillar doesn’t mean anything. The lore is that if the orange band in the middle of the caterpillar is narrow, it warns of heavy snow. If they are fat and fuzzy expect bitter cold.

15 lori { 08.18.12 at 12:26 pm }

It’s August 18th, 2012, I live in Connecticut and just say a “wooly bear caterpiller” in my yard. I was wondering if any knows if that means anything with regards to the upconing winder season.

16 Beth { 08.18.12 at 4:38 am }

I would like to know what the winter will be like in Salt Lake City, UT. Also, what date will it start getting cold? Thanks!!

17 john { 08.17.12 at 6:14 pm }

What will snow be like in Vermont

18 nick { 08.15.12 at 9:28 pm }

wht will aurora ne be like this winter

19 shaun { 08.15.12 at 9:25 pm }

wht will grand island ne be instore for this winter

20 Jaime McLeod { 08.20.12 at 1:01 pm }

Mck 12 – This was for last winter. We haven’t released our 2013 forecast yet. Look for it on August 27.

21 Mck 12 { 08.15.12 at 8:43 pm }

NOOOOOOOO!!!!! above normal temps??? This cant be right! I want a winter

22 Vinny { 08.15.12 at 9:35 am }

I’m wondering what kind of weather new jersey will be getting. We haven’t had any good snow storms other then the one in October of 2011 and I’m hoping this year will be different

23 kenzie { 08.14.12 at 11:18 pm }

im in Iowa how bad is it here?

24 Ebonny { 08.14.12 at 10:53 pm }

Hello… I am in Asheville,NC How will winter be?

25 Woosley { 08.14.12 at 8:55 pm }

I am in Iowa just wondering what our winter is going to be like? Thanks

26 Kim { 08.14.12 at 6:21 pm }

Is it going to be a bad winter here in Cullman Alabama ?

27 Jaime McLeod { 08.11.12 at 7:43 am }

Hi folks who are asking about the coming winter. This is last year’s forecast. We will be revealing the 2013 forecast at the end of August.

28 Charlie { 08.10.12 at 4:50 pm }

How about Raleigh NC? Snow?

29 shaun { 08.10.12 at 11:55 am }

hi my name is shaun im from grand island ne last years winter sucked there was hardly any snow it was so mild and boring i want a real winter this year with lots and lots of snow

30 V. Boyd70 { 08.10.12 at 3:02 am }

I think the farmers almanac was precisely accurate for last winter. The east saw well above normal temps with reduced snowfall, which was what they said “more rain than snow”. It wasent supposed to be a very cold winter anyway. The west did see near normal temps as predicted but it was wrong in some areas like the far north. I own a 2012 farmers almanac and “mild” was pretty commonly used. Hoping winter 2012-13 is brutally cold!

31 regenia kendrick { 08.08.12 at 11:51 pm }

I know the forecast for ha is general but I live on the eastern. Slopes of the mountains. We all know there is a large variation in weather conditions in Va. What is our prediction across the blue ridge?

32 Julia T. { 08.06.12 at 4:30 pm }

The way I see it is October will be warm in the northeast according to the the long range forecast. Will cold air start to take over in Penn in November or will the true chill hold off until atleast December?

33 sabrina { 08.05.12 at 11:59 pm }

What’s Oklahoma looking like?

34 joli { 08.05.12 at 10:51 pm }

What about north east Tennessee? I’m from buffalo so last years winter was very disappointing!

35 Jaime McLeod { 08.08.12 at 11:56 am }

Hi all – our 2013 forecast will be released on August 27, and the year in review will be a week before that.

36 Brenda { 08.04.12 at 8:19 pm }

When will the 2012 year in review be posted? Im curious to know what happened this year. Last winter was the winter that never came, record warm spring, very hot and dry summer! I wanna see why all of this has happened. Will it also be in the 2013 farmers almanac?

37 Mo Go { 08.02.12 at 2:22 pm }

I live Dallas,Texas. Our last winter was so pathetic… wasn’t really a winter at all! I can hardly stand the thought of another “m-i-l-d” winter.

38 Jaime McLeod { 08.02.12 at 10:44 am }

6051b, we’ll be releasing our winter predictions at the end of August.

39 6051b { 07.31.12 at 5:33 pm }

I’m from Wisconsin, predictions for winter 2012?

40 Jaime McLeod { 07.31.12 at 1:01 pm }

Sorry Andowdy,
I don’t have any more information than what our forecast says. Bundle up!

41 andowdy { 07.30.12 at 11:39 pm }

Getting married October 20th in Roanoke, Virginia! Wondering about the weather because it says severe storms move in then unseasonable cold?! Oh no!

42 Keshia { 07.29.12 at 11:48 am }

I live in pulaski county in Kentucky what is our weather suppose to be like??

43 Kristie { 07.28.12 at 8:38 pm }

I live in Harrison Arkansas what kind of winter will we have? We have had a dry and hot summer

44 russell vaughn { 07.27.12 at 9:48 pm }

what is fayetteville arkansas looking like for this winter.

45 megan { 07.26.12 at 5:54 am }

Do you have any predictions for southwestern Pennsylvania?

46 Kathy { 07.25.12 at 9:23 am }

Hi Was wondering if western pa should brace for a wild snowy winter. I usually drive a AWD but just bought a new FWD and im worried i may have made a BIG mistake. With the HOT summer might we get a cold and snow stormy winter in the Indiana Pa area..what do ya think 🙂

47 Jaime McLeod { 07.30.12 at 5:07 pm }

Nicole, You can see our long range forecast here:

48 Nicole { 07.24.12 at 11:14 am }

What will the weather be like on August 18, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–we’re getting married that day 🙂 Also, would you be able to tell me if any Hurricanes are in the forecast for late August? We’re honeymooning in Punta Cana. Thanks!!!

49 Jaime McLeod { 07.24.12 at 8:58 am }

Tara – We’re expecting thunderstorms in the days leading up to the 31st, but it should clear by then, bringing sunny skies. You can always see up to four months of our forecast here:

50 Tara { 07.23.12 at 6:26 pm }

Do you know what the weather will be on August 31, 2012 in West Virginia?? Thanks!! 🙂

51 Jaime McLeod { 07.23.12 at 10:36 am }

We’ll be releasing our winter forecast at the end of August.

52 Shelly Loftis { 07.22.12 at 5:32 pm }

We live in Northen California. The last few years we have had very mild winters. Will this year be different? We miss our winters!!!!

53 Aaron { 07.21.12 at 9:11 pm }

Winters dont exist anymore. Whats this “winter” that i hear about? What is a winter anymore?

54 Makala { 07.20.12 at 1:46 am }

Im in Raytown, Missouri (3 Blocks from Kansas City, MO.) & if ANYONE wants to send us some extra rain PLEASE feel free. 19 July 2012, It was 105 degrees without the Heat Index. I’m willing to come pick up the extra rain if someone has any.

55 Dewight { 07.19.12 at 7:36 pm }

Hi. Are there any more severe weather chances for the Knoxville area in the next couple of months?

56 buddy17474 { 07.18.12 at 1:44 am }

Thanks for the info! I hope some of that cold rain will turn into snow.

57 Jaime McLeod { 07.18.12 at 10:05 am }

Naynay – We’re calling for severe thunderstorms those days. You can always see up to four months of our forecast here:

58 Naynay { 07.17.12 at 10:29 pm }

How is the weekend of October 20-21, 2012 planning out for the pumpkin patch activities and fall fest in Roanoke, Virginia? Will it be fall like?

59 Jaime McLeod { 07.18.12 at 10:08 am }

Tammy – Severe thunderstorms, possible tornado activity. You can always see four months of our forecast here:

60 Tammy { 07.17.12 at 3:17 pm }

What is the weather looking like for Sept 23 2012 in Manhattan, Kansas?

61 Chris Roberts { 07.16.12 at 6:28 pm }

I live in Kentucky and love winter. Please brings lots of snow.

62 Jaime McLeod { 07.17.12 at 12:49 pm }

buddy – Rainy, chilly.

63 buddy17474 { 07.16.12 at 12:45 am }

How does December look for the Memphis area?

64 Jaime McLeod { 07.17.12 at 12:51 pm }

Cindy, I’d need a location to offer a forecast. However, you can find it for yourself here:

65 cindy { 07.14.12 at 11:48 am }

My daughters wedding is on august 18 2012 what’s the weather look like?

66 Jaime McLeod { 07.13.12 at 10:18 am }

Dee – We’re calling for “some snow in New England” that day, so it’s possible. Congratulations, though!

67 Dee { 07.12.12 at 9:41 pm }

Hi I’m planning on getting married on December 8, 2012 in Portland, Me Can you tell me what you think the weather will be like from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me on that day? I am hoping we don’t get any snow until after as I would like my family to be there. Thanks

68 Jaime McLeod { 07.13.12 at 10:21 am }
69 Deborah { 07.12.12 at 7:36 pm }

Ok, so i heard that el ninos bring warm winters and thats sad news for me. I love winter and this years winter was not enjoyable at all. It was among one of the worst ive been through. Does the Farmers Almanac have any articles about el nino? Can you help me out by giving me a link? We need our winters back, and I dont want el nino to ruin the chances

70 bo { 07.08.12 at 10:23 pm }

will charlotte nc get snow this winter?

71 bo { 07.08.12 at 10:21 pm }

Charlotte needs SNOW!!!!!

72 Jaime McLeod { 07.10.12 at 10:27 am }

Patricia, we will be releasing our 2013 forecast at the end of August. Watch our homepage!

73 Patricia { 07.08.12 at 8:46 am }

I live in Cincinnati and this has been an extremely hot summer and very dry. What does the forecast look like for this upcoming winter? Will we have a cold winter with a lot of snow?


74 sher { 07.07.12 at 8:04 pm }

I do realize its by region, but alot of times it will still mention by state. I want a snowy winter!! 🙂

75 chase { 07.05.12 at 1:17 pm }

i live in southern ca in need 2012 nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww pls

76 Jeremy { 07.04.12 at 12:20 am }

I’m in the Columbus, North Dakota area. What is it looking like for us up in this area. I’m originally from Texas and I read it is gonna be a cold sucker up here and just tryin to see if it might be true.

77 Brandon parsons { 07.03.12 at 10:53 pm }

I live in michigan by battle you know when we will get some nice rainfall…..?today is the 4th of july the fields arent doing all that well… With no rain latly..
do you know about what the winter will be 2012……2011 wasnt enough to snowmobile….

78 Jaime McLeod { 07.05.12 at 10:04 am }

Wesley, we will be revealing our 2013 forecast at the end of August. Watch our homepage.

79 Wesley { 07.02.12 at 8:00 pm }

What does Richmond, VA have in store this winter?

80 Jaime McLeod { 07.05.12 at 10:06 am }

siegf5825, Our forecast is by region, and Minnesota is in our Zone 4 – Plains and Northern Rockies. We will not be releasing our forecast for the coming winter until late August.

81 siegf5825 { 07.01.12 at 12:37 pm }

I always see other states named in these forcasts but never/rarely see Minnesota, what does north central mn have in store for us this winter?

82 Michael { 06.22.12 at 4:26 pm }

For reference it was 400 miles in two days in Newberry, MI. Maybe 12 inches in the trails probably less though. Basically if we needed gas or food or supplies of any type, we were riding on pavement or dirt. You would think with the foreclosures, job loss, and depression in this state we could get a little more snow. Nope no can do fml!

83 Michael { 06.22.12 at 4:16 pm }

I can tell you this. The 2011/12 winter in Michigan this year was absolutely worthless. 400 miles on my snowmobile and 2 sets of hyfaxes just to do it. I have been snowmobiling since I was 4 years old. I am giving it till after this winter. If we don’t get pounded the way we should in Michigan I am selling all my snowmobiling shi* and buying boat shi*. Seriously how many people can afford to travel further past the U.P. to ride their sled these days. Farmers can predict all they want but personally I think the world is changing and within the next 10-20 years we are going to see a huge climatic shift throughout all regions in the U.S.. If Michigan turns into Arizona I am friggen leaving I swear to god!

84 Jaime McLeod { 06.22.12 at 9:56 am }

marsay – Yes, the entire state of Illinois falls within our Zone 2.

85 marsay { 06.21.12 at 1:54 pm }

Hello – this may be an odd question for numerous reasons but I live about 30 miles west of Chicago. In the long range forecasts for Region 2, I often see the “Great Lakes” area referenced. Does Chicago fall within that area?

I already ordered my 2013 Farmers’ Almanac and can’t wait for the winter forecast. C’mon Mother Nature and gives us a lot of snow!!!!

86 Jaime McLeod { 06.14.12 at 11:20 am }

Jolene – You can see our forecast here:

87 Jolene { 06.13.12 at 12:31 pm }

We R Planning a (outdoor) Graduation Party Next Saturday June 23 2012 @ our Home Clarence Pa. 16829.. Could U tell me if the Rain will Give us a Break or should we Be Looking for shelter ?? What is the prediction for this Day?? THANK YOU..

88 Jaime McLeod { 06.13.12 at 9:35 am }

Me – This forecast is for last winter. We haven’t revealed our forecast for next winter yet.

89 Me { 06.12.12 at 4:16 pm }

Awwww…. I want snow.

90 Jaime McLeod { 06.12.12 at 9:26 am }

Mary S. – Any of those weekends should be fine. We’re expecting rain before the 27th, but it should clear by then. The 3rd will be cool, but clear, while the 11th should be “pleasant.”

91 Mary S { 06.11.12 at 7:55 pm }

Trying to pick a wedding date in the Annapolis, MD area with an outdoor ceremony. Last year was unusually warm in Oct./Nov and I’m hoping for a repeat. What is the temps/rain prediction for this coming Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 11, 2012? Thanks!

92 Kelly { 06.11.12 at 10:54 am }

Hello, I have noticed an over abundance of chipmunks storing their food for the winter already, could this be seen as a sign as to what may be expected come winter? I have lived in the northeast my entire life and have never seen the chipmunks so-ooo busy…

93 Jaime McLeod { 06.07.12 at 1:22 pm }

Looks like we’re calling for “pleasant weather” in New England that day. Congratulations!

94 Amy { 06.06.12 at 8:57 am }

Hello, just wondering what the forecast is for August 18, 2012 in North Dartmouth, MA…My wedding is planned for that day, and its an outside wedding ceremony and reception. I looked in my father’s Almanac and its a riddle LOL…so I dont understand 🙁 Thanks so much!!!

95 Jaime McLeod { 06.07.12 at 1:30 pm }

You can find our gardening calendar here:

96 Belinda { 06.05.12 at 8:33 pm }

hello, I am needing to transplant several plants. i am looking for the signs to be correct when I do this.

97 Linda Ann { 06.03.12 at 9:45 pm }

Wierd, I live in Michigan and found it to be an Excellent 2011/2012 winter!!! Snow, then melt, snow and then melt, nothing much in the line of the worst of anything like it said it would be… I Loved it!!! I hope it repeats it’s self in 2012/2013 just about Exactly!!!

98 Bobbie { 05.27.12 at 11:34 am }

when is the best time to plant half runner beans

99 buddy17474 { 05.18.12 at 2:52 pm }

The forecast for the South was very much correct. The most I saw (Memphis, TN) was one inch and that was in NOVEMBER! After that, all we saw were flurries a few times with above average temperatures. I guess it had to happen after the past colder and snowier winters we had. Hope we get more snow next winter!

100 mkelley { 05.15.12 at 6:50 pm }

In Pennsylvania (19473) for June 2nd 2012…..what kind of weather can we expect for a huge outdoor party I planned. thanks!

101 Jaime McLeod { 05.15.12 at 8:45 am }

We always release the next year’s forecast at the end of August, and we review the prior year shortly before that.

102 Melissa { 05.15.12 at 12:50 am }

Itl be winter again before we know it. When will the 2012-13 winter forecast be published? and our 2012 winter in review? Time really flies because next winter isnt too far behind! Im going to enjoy my summer before i worry about winter though. When things wind down by fall ill start preparing for the cold blast. Hopefully its snowier and colder though

103 Jaime McLeod { 05.07.12 at 11:05 am }

sflorig – We’ll be releasing our hurricane season forecast in June, but you can view four months of our long-range forecast here:

104 sflorig { 05.04.12 at 1:16 pm }

How many landfall hurricanes are you predicting for this hurricane season?

105 shelli { 05.02.12 at 5:45 pm }

also it is in
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

106 Jaime McLeod { 05.03.12 at 8:57 am }

August 18 – Showery
Sept. 9 – Fair skies


107 shelli { 05.02.12 at 5:44 pm }

what does the weather look like for august 18 2012 or september 9 2012for O’Neill Regional Park. tryin to plan my wedding accordingly!!

108 Tracey { 04.21.12 at 4:54 pm }

I live in West Virginia and i want to know why so many weird things are happening with the weather? after February was over winter has just left so quickly. Now they’re saying we could have heavy wet snow tomorrow night into monday! its almost MAY, our flowers and everything are weeks ahead of schedule! march was so warm and this has gotten me concerned. Are there going to be unusually mild conditions running into December 2012? “end of the world” if there is then ill believe it! unusual things are goin on and i wanna know whats going on!

109 brandy h. { 04.21.12 at 11:20 am }

I live near boston and ive been paying close attention to the farmers almanac this past winter. The snowstorm that was predicted in mid february didnt come up to the new england coast but it did hit somewhere i think. they got like a foot of snow. Was that the same storm that was predicted? i think it was penn. or va that got ravaged with a big snowstorm that closed airports, cities, roads, schools etc.. i rememeber watching it on the weather channel. it was sunny and nice up here that day but super cold down there

110 Jaime McLeod { 04.16.12 at 8:38 am }

Hi Ty,
We won’t be releasing our 2013 forecast until late August.

111 Ty { 04.15.12 at 12:42 pm }

What is 2012-2013 winter looking like for AR?

112 Wanda { 04.15.12 at 12:26 pm }

This spring has been very warm here in the southeast. It seems like spring is giving way to a hot summer. We need rain badly here in North Carolina and hopefully well get some rain. it would help the wildfires all over the place! April showers? not so much. Its too dry and hot too early! 80 degrees right now. I want spring for a change! Are there any brief cool downs anytime soon?

113 Paul Reape ( WX2PJR) { 04.10.12 at 10:54 am }

Well, that forecast was a bust… The complete opposite happened here in NNY.

114 Nick { 04.09.12 at 12:17 pm }

If the above-mentioned article isn’t proof that weather forecasting is simply taking a somewhat educated guess at best, I don’t know what is. We just had our warmest first quarter of the year since the beginning of record-keeping in the contiguous states, while this winter was predicted to be “a season of unusually cold and stormy weather”. I wouldn’t waste my time asking what the weather will be like in August… mother nature herself doesn’t even know.

115 Josh { 04.03.12 at 8:56 pm }

Only had 26 inches of snow this winter season in Detroit. It was our mildest, most open winter in years (though RICK, who stated we had less than a foot total all season as of Feb 20th, was extremely exaggerating). We were due for a mild winter after our very snowy winters in recent years. Maybe this was just a balancing out since we had nearly 70 inches of snow in 2010-11. Hoping for a snowy 2012-13!

116 Gwen { 04.01.12 at 10:10 pm }

I was looking at the long range weather forecast and I was glancing at May and cool and chilly conditions were mentioned alot. Are they likely to be short lived or will the below average temps last the whole month? We are going to NC from the 14th-27th for my anniversary and we prefer summer like warmth at that time of year. Will that be answered in the summer outlook or is it just a wait and see game? Not a 2009 pretty please! We wont be forgettin’ that miserable “summer”

117 Kassie { 03.26.12 at 11:29 pm }

Hi everyone I am planning on having our wedding on October 6, 2012 in Santa Ynez California. What kind of weather should we expect? Thank you

118 Jaime McLeod { 03.27.12 at 10:13 am }

Louise, We won’t be releasing our 2013 forecast until late August. You can see what we say through December if you pick up a copy of the 2012 Farmers’ Almanac. There’s a digital edition that is just the weather for only $3.99.

119 Louise21 { 03.26.12 at 2:29 am }

I am on the East Coast…..we had the mildest winter here…as a matter of fact nearly no winter except for snow in October and a major storm in January…that’s it!! Are we gonna have a winter this year 2012-2013?

120 Jaime McLeod { 03.27.12 at 10:19 am }

You can see the forecast for that date here:

121 Ashley W { 03.24.12 at 10:07 am }

I am gettieng married May 19, 2012 in Monticello, WI just wondering about rain…. what are the chanced it is going to rain?

122 Jaime McLeod { 03.27.12 at 10:20 am }

Aaron, Look for the summer outlook on our homepage in mid-April.

123 Aaron { 03.23.12 at 7:52 pm }

I was just wondering when the summer outlook be released? Hopefully soon because im itching to know what this summer has in store. Crossing my fingers for a good hot summer

124 JEANENE { 03.23.12 at 7:42 am }

Almanac says cold, flurries for Great Lakes Mar. 20-Mar. 23?, we have had record temps above normal(80’s) and no snow……………this is very interesting. Now what?

125 Regina { 03.20.12 at 7:19 pm }

This winter just wasent right! We just keep shattering record temps! This was our fourth warmest winter on record! I am so worried because of it. What if we never get to see a cold or normal winter again? Id hate to blame it on global warming because last winter was very cold but this is still really strange. Lack of snow was just about everywhere in the east! Im never going to wish for a warm winter like this. Will next winter be anything like this one? No winter, i can only hope we get summer this year

126 Adrian Burridge { 03.19.12 at 11:18 pm }

First day of spring in 2012. If you use the weather to trade commodities I would love to hear from you. has been commenting on commodities since December 1999.

127 priscilla Sparkman { 03.19.12 at 8:05 pm }

Does anyone know.what it said.for Detroit Michigan?

128 Karen { 03.19.12 at 5:53 pm }

I live in northern North Carolina and I think weve done great this winter. It hasent gotten terribly cold and I got to save on my heating bill. Despite the one snow we got back in February we havent had much of a winter. It would be nice if summer would stay cooler but not another 2009! Do you think I will get to save on my air bill this summer too?

129 Ray { 03.19.12 at 11:00 am }

Funny to see people so interested in the predictions for Winter 2012, when the Winter 2011 predictions were so completely, 100% wrong.

130 Jaime McLeod { 03.19.12 at 9:16 am }

Holly, We’ll be revealing our summer outlook in just a few weeks. In the meantime, you can look at our forecasts for the next four months here:

131 Holly { 03.16.12 at 9:56 pm }

We got hammered with snow here in New England during the winter 2010/2011…this year was the polar opposite with below average snow fall. This is concerning. What is in store for this area during summer 2012 and winter 2012/2013?

132 Jaime McLeod { 03.15.12 at 10:48 am }

Sorry Brenda,
We’re calling for it to be pretty hot this summer, and spring will probably be a precursor to that. You should see a few cooler days, here and there, though.

133 Brenda { 03.14.12 at 3:11 pm }

Is it ever going to cool down? March and April are the only months of the year I get to enjoy nice comfy temps in the 60s and 70 but here it is in the 80s! Im not ready for all of this yet. Does the farmers almanac see any cool downs? I have the air conditioner on right now in March! Virginia dont see 80 degree days until like May. I wanna enjoy some spring weather. Not summer lol thank you!

134 Stella G. { 03.12.12 at 3:53 pm }

Does the writer of this article have an excuse as to how completely wrong they were? We have barely had a winter this year in Chicago Very few cold days, almost no snow, and this week (mid-March) it is going to hit eighty degrees. Anxious to hear how they could have been so off in all respects of this forecast.

135 Jaime McLeod { 03.12.12 at 2:02 pm }

parcrat1963, You can find your average last frost date here:

136 pacrat1963 { 03.12.12 at 12:53 pm }

Im in salem missouri and was wondering what the predictions are for the last frost and when its safe to start planting our garden

137 Jaime McLeod { 03.09.12 at 4:16 pm }

You can find your average local frost dates here:

138 CAROLYN { 03.09.12 at 2:36 pm }


139 Christopher Burris { 03.04.12 at 8:00 am }

Lools like the lack of snow in DC was expected. A lot of hot air from the south and plains has probably reduced the likelihood and energy for snowy conditions.

140 daryle { 03.01.12 at 12:20 pm }

What does MD have to look forward to this summer since our winter was in the high 50,s to the mid 60,s ?

141 daryle { 03.01.12 at 12:17 pm }

I live in Baltimore well close enough and it is 63 degree,s today and it,s been in that range for the past several months round about if this winter has been this warm where tree,s are budding and plants are blooming what does summer have in store for us ?

142 Aaron { 02.29.12 at 11:53 pm }

So far little rain, scattered showers, no snow here in shingle springs, just a little rain. About 1 inch so far

143 tornadojustin { 02.28.12 at 8:04 pm }

Continued comment: NOTE: What im talking about is all in this year of 2012.


144 Jaime McLeod { 02.29.12 at 10:38 am }

tornadojustin, We’ll be releasing our Spring Outlook next week. Watch our homepage.

145 tornadojustin { 02.28.12 at 8:01 pm }

Whats spring going to be like in So Cal?Hoping for a rainy spring since we are below normal for this winter, which is usually supposed to be our wet season. Also, whats the weather going to be in southern Wisconsin also in the spring, taking a fishing trip with my kin in EARLY April.


146 Jaime McLeod { 02.28.12 at 9:30 am }

Denise, We’re calling for “some snow Christmas” in much of the Mid-Atlantic region, so it’s possible.

147 Denise { 02.27.12 at 8:58 pm }

We all know this winter has been miserable for all of us winter snow lovers, especially December when it was warm everyday including Christmas. Is there any way i could get the forecast for Christmas 2012 in Lynchburg, VA? Do you think i will get to see a white christmas?

148 Jaime McLeod { 02.28.12 at 11:04 am }

You can find that information here:

149 courtneywright { 02.27.12 at 1:36 pm }

Addition to previous comment: I am getting married on April 27th, 2012 near St. Louis, MO. I forgot to say where I’m at on the last one.

150 courtneywright { 02.27.12 at 1:34 pm }

I am getting married on April 27th, 2012. Planning for an outdoor wedding? What are the chances of rain/storms?

151 Jeb { 02.26.12 at 11:22 pm }

following all i can gather, and this being an end to la-nina and straight into el-nino, its going to be really hot, and really dry this summer(2012) in the majority of the US. will be a tough year for agriculture..

152 Jaime McLeod { 02.27.12 at 11:33 am }

You can find our forecast for that date here:

Just click on your area of the map.

153 Megan { 02.26.12 at 1:46 pm }

I’m getting married on June 16th in Pensacola, FL. What’s the weather prediction? Any information would be helpful.

154 Diane { 02.24.12 at 3:54 pm }

I’m going to the beach in late June to early July. Do you know whats coming our way somewhere during that time frame in North Carolina? I dont want it very rainy like the last time we went. Will it be hot this summer for us?

155 Beth { 02.23.12 at 11:05 pm }

It seems like this has been one of the driest winters I can remember in all my 50 years. Someone said that we’re suppose to get a really bad storm at the end of February and after that it’ll be dry and stay dry. I know 2012 is suppose to be a strange year but it seems like the wet winter forecast isn’t gonna happen unless it happens soon. So Wet? Dry? End of February 2012? Just wondering if it’s changed.

156 Tanor Faux { 02.23.12 at 5:31 pm }

This winter is very disappointing to me. Pennsylvania, especially east of the Appalachia, need that snow now more than ever if we’re going to have a good spring and summer. If we don’t we can see some really bad issues with the growth of crops, the river levels of both groundwater springs, mountain springs and other water areas.

Places like in Carbon County, thrive on the snow, because the snowmelt off the mountains fills the groundwater and rivers. WIth a disappointing winter, we’re not getting enough snow to do so. We need a really good snowstorm to fix the snow drought. Please Mother Nature, bring down the snow! Because, I will get Cave Johnson to invent a Weather Control Device! out of a watermelon.

157 Jaime McLeod { 02.24.12 at 10:07 am }

Julia, We’re calling for snow that day, but probably nothing too severe. Congratulations! Just think of it as glitter.

158 Julia { 02.23.12 at 3:30 pm }

I’m planning an outdoor wedding in VT for 12/21/12. Is there any chance I could please get the prediction for just that day? I would think it’s gonna be cold, but if next winter’s anything like this one, I’ll probably be sweating in a warm dress.
Thank you!

159 Barb Andrews { 02.21.12 at 12:37 pm }

What kind of summer are we going to have in wisconsin?

160 Beth { 02.21.12 at 3:21 am }

What about Lexington,Ky? Are going to have very much snow this winter. It has been warmer than usual for February not that I’m complaining.

161 Sandra J Lind { 02.20.12 at 9:22 pm }

I live in Southeastern Vermont, although last years winter was incredibly snowey, this winter has been very mild, one good snow of over 4inches so far….then a few flurries which never amounted to much. Temps dropped to the single digits a few times, sometimes in the teens but now they are heading upward….more high 20s and 30s for February. But, I am still waiting for that last big hurrah Mom Nature always sends at the last minute….ya know…the one that drops almost 6 inches around Easter time?

162 yoverizon { 02.19.12 at 12:47 pm }

Winter is here! snowin big time in virginia. snow all day and night! up to 5 inches.. i can look out the window and see an inch of snow on the ground already.

163 Adam Weber { 02.19.12 at 11:41 am }

Why are we have any really cold temperature? In Indiana the average temperature was the high 50’s and low 20 and 30’s. Is that normal for us please answer back if you can

164 Andrew L { 02.18.12 at 6:49 pm }

This forecast has been real accurate so far for North Dakota ………….

165 Adrianne { 02.16.12 at 7:51 pm }

I think the almanac def got it wrong this winter. I live in southern tiers in NY and this has been the mildest winter I have ever seen! Barely any snow. The most we got was maybe 2″. I love it. It was 63 a couple weeks ago and in the upper 30s to mid 40s everyday!

166 Sherille { 02.15.12 at 10:18 am }

Will Central Arkansas, Hot Springs, see any significant snow this year, or are we left out again??? Last year was ok, the snow didn’t last long, I would love for it to stick around longer!!

167 Alana Cicchi { 02.15.12 at 1:50 am }

I live in the city in MN, and it predicted us having a ton of snow and very cold weather. But this has been one of the mildest warmest, wonters in years. Weve had 15 inches of snow at best all wonter thus far, average is twice that and last year we had 61 inches! This was totally wrong and off for our entire state

168 Couch { 02.13.12 at 10:07 am }

Wow, missed this one huh, it is February 13th, I live in North Dakota……we have had just a few inches of snow and no rain since July…..last year at this time we had a hundred inches on the ground….was still melting in June….today, dry as a popcorn fart….

169 Shanda { 02.11.12 at 2:24 pm }

How will weather be in Houston/Galveston March 15th-18th of 2012

170 Jaime McLeod { 02.13.12 at 9:30 am }

We won’t be revealing that forecast until late August.

171 Kyle { 02.11.12 at 1:41 am }

What will 2012-13 winter be like in Sacramento California?

172 Heidi { 02.10.12 at 6:53 pm }

Im in Michigan it’s been a very unusual winter here. We have a big amount of snow from today but ehat does Feb/March look like?

173 yoverizon { 02.10.12 at 5:45 pm }

I havent seen any snow this winter at all. I give up! In my years of living i havent seen a year without snow! This will be my first one.

174 Brennon { 02.10.12 at 1:54 pm }

Whats the witer look like for nw Arkansas in 2012

175 ruth { 02.08.12 at 8:35 pm }

by the way, i mean in PA,

176 ruth { 02.08.12 at 8:34 pm }

dang, we are saving our fire wood for a snow storm, are we ever going to get one. just had a dustying today, so we brunned some of our wood, but waiting for that big snow storm, or should we just go ahead and brun it?

177 winterwhereareyouu { 02.08.12 at 8:30 am }

summer, fall,spring… what’s missing.. oh yea.. WINTER. I am in upstate New York and we have virtually nothing here for snow. I can look out my back window and see ‘grass’… everyone complaining no snow to ride snow machines…. I think Mr. Almanac might have gotten this one wrong for some folks.

178 Chad { 02.07.12 at 11:56 am }

Thankfully, this was inaccurate this year. We’ve not had more than a dusting here in Central Indiana this year and it’s February 7th. Winter is almost over and it’s stayed reasonably warm. Last year we had snow on the ground for the majority of the winter. This time last year it was in the 20’s 30’s. This week? We seen a 56 degree day and several others that were very warm. If Indiana weather would just stay like this each winter I’d be set!

179 Casey bagley { 02.06.12 at 6:52 pm }

It is freezing here in arizona in the beebin morning

180 Lisa { 02.06.12 at 11:36 am }

You were right about the dry, mild SE. Down in Florida we are staying at 70-80s and crispy dry with wildfires.

181 Theresa { 02.06.12 at 3:22 am }

I live in eastern missouri and this has been a very unusual warm winter. so much for the blizzard like conditions that were expected. guess that means we are probably in for a very hot and humid summer. i can’t believe how terribly wrong you were about the predictions for this winter.

182 Tashia { 02.05.12 at 2:51 pm }

This is completely wrong for Maine. We are getting an awesome winter compared to what we have gotten over the years….with little to no snow and sooooooooo far maybe 3 storms where the snow was gone days later. Temps in the 40s instead of teens. Good things have been happen weather wise. So this its sooooooooo wrong!

183 amir { 02.05.12 at 9:44 am }

Are we gonna get snow in long island ny in 2012?

184 Jaime McLeod { 02.06.12 at 11:59 am }

Ashley, On October 12, we call for “Fair” weather. Congratulations!

185 Ashley { 02.05.12 at 7:49 am }

We are planning a wedding for October 12, 2012 in southern ny, what can we expect?

186 Yvonne { 02.04.12 at 9:10 pm }

How about eastern PA, the Philly area?

187 coolkidd { 02.04.12 at 12:21 pm }

is chesterfield va gonna see any snow ? febuary march ? 2012

188 kyle { 02.03.12 at 5:27 pm }

Wow I bet you feel stupid. This has been the warmest winter with the least precipitation in my 35 years of life. I live in Rochester NY. They say we’ve received nearly 2′ of snow this year…which is unlikely. However I guess if you add a 1/4″ here and a 1/4″ there….I guess anything is possible. Every week since November has seen at least one day in the 40s. Smh.

189 Michelle { 02.03.12 at 9:55 am }

Here in Nebraska it’s been very comparable to a Florida winter. I’ve visited Florida many times during January and February and had I done that this year it wouldn’t have had the same affect. I wouldn’t have been escaping any type of cold or snow. I love the warm weather so I’m in no way complaining…73 on Thanksgiving, upper 60’s on Christmas, upper 60’s and lower 70’s for the end of January, beginning of February…this is my type of weather. Now all we need here in Nebraska is an Ocean with a beach and we’re set 🙂
Even though we’ll probably pay via a mild drought, I can handle this! I hate the cold and I hate the snow so I’m absolutely loving this year….no daily complaining as in years past and my seasonal depression didn’t pay me a visit this year. Even if we do get nailed for the next few week, big deal, winter’s on the downhill. What a crazy winter!

190 Tony { 02.03.12 at 8:31 am }

Is winter over for st louis. Or will we have another cold shot. Its been warm, bad for me. How about some snow.

191 Kim { 02.02.12 at 8:11 pm }

I need some snow and cold weather in Pittsburgh! Is it going to happen?!

192 Jason { 02.02.12 at 2:58 pm }

Well, let me restate that. They got it very wrong for the midwest, especially states like IL,MI,IN, and OH. If they had extended that warm forecast over to our area they would have been spot on. But they didn’t.

193 Jason { 02.02.12 at 2:45 pm }

I think we can safely say Farmers Almanac got it wrong this year. Even if the rest of winter turned out cold and snowy, it wouldn’t be that bad. Better luck next year on your predictions 🙂

194 ken { 02.02.12 at 1:18 pm }

You have predicted extremely cold, avereage snow for my area in northeastern Illinois No snow on ground, lakes are not frozen, so far has been upper 40’s lower 50’s. I’ve lived out here since 1960, never saw this before

195 kathy { 02.01.12 at 11:27 pm }

what snow, here in Ct. seen not much of winter feels like spring….

196 Daniel { 02.01.12 at 9:40 pm }

will it snow here in central va??

197 Al { 02.01.12 at 4:47 pm }

I live in New Hampshire, and we have had no storms so far and any small accumulations have melted. Will it ever snow here?

198 Donna { 02.01.12 at 12:56 pm }

Winter? We’re in NH, there is no snow to be seen!

199 pamela { 02.01.12 at 10:18 am }

hey i live in massachusetts and we haven’t had much snow and it is has been in the 40’s and 50’s. Is there going to be any snow at all. like a good blizzard. just wondering.

200 Amy { 01.31.12 at 4:44 pm }

So in southern Virginia….Franklin county and such are we gonna see any snow?? when??

201 Betsy { 01.31.12 at 12:07 pm }

I have to say you are spot on for the weather where I live (NW Mississippi in a burb of Memphis, TN). It has been warm & wet. Lots and lots of rain so far & we have been in the upper 60’s many, many day. I never thought I would say this, but I want some snow (We are Yankee Transplants – lived in Illinois 30 years prior to moving down here).

202 DP { 01.31.12 at 6:02 am }

As usual, wrong wrong and wrong again

203 kcaz { 01.31.12 at 12:51 am }

I would not take anything these guys say to heart. This Winter? They have never been so way off. Their “detailed forecast” has had everything opposite so far. You cant predict weather so far in advance…you guys should know that.

204 corey dillard { 01.30.12 at 3:23 pm }

wheres the snow for richmond va ?

205 John Beams { 01.29.12 at 11:28 pm }

What can we expect to see in columbus ohio come february? Any snow? I plowe snow and we sure could use it!

206 Jaime McLeod { 01.30.12 at 10:28 am }

Probably not until April, but our predictions for the whole year were released in September. You can read our entire long-range forecast if you pick up a copy of the book, or even just purchase the forecast for your Kindle, Nook, or iPad.

207 yoverizon { 01.29.12 at 12:02 pm }

When is the Summer ’12 outlook going to be posted on the website?

208 CL { 01.29.12 at 9:44 am }

If you compare farmers’ prediction and the actual weather from, you can see farmers’ was WAY off! Good luck next time farmers’, if anyone will still believe what you say.

209 sydney { 01.29.12 at 9:19 am }

Hi, we live in Georiga and there is no snow! It gets cold but no snow plz write back and tell me what you think.

210 Bree { 01.28.12 at 11:24 am }

Beautiful but very disconcerting weather in NM. After hot fiery summer in 2011 we are not building any snow pack nor aqua fir for possible repeat of same in 2012. Scary and “extreme.”

211 Nancy { 01.28.12 at 10:55 am }

Dayton, oh here. With no good freeze, what’s the prediction for bugs this spring, summer?

212 GoliathImmortal { 01.28.12 at 2:03 am }

So it’s you people causing us to have all this snow in WI…….
Ah Hah !

213 Steven C { 01.27.12 at 7:43 pm }

What is it looking like for Tennessee this winter are we going to get any snow at all !!

214 dario { 01.27.12 at 6:15 pm }

Why the weather in Baltimore is hot when is supposed to be really cold. (Today was 65 degrees) when last year was like 5 degrees at this time of the year

215 Steven c { 01.27.12 at 5:32 pm }

I live in Tennessee will we see any snow at all this winter ?

216 anonymous { 01.26.12 at 10:33 am }

Hmmm….. Michigan temps have averaged in the mid 30’s and its Jan 26. 30 Day forcast calls for the same weather. We have had two mild snowstorms, and far more rain. What gives Mr. Farmers almanac?

217 Gabrielle { 01.26.12 at 7:58 am }

What will Pittsburgh Pa weather be like? So far it has been such a mild winter and I really am missing the snow 🙁

218 k { 01.26.12 at 12:29 am }

warm weather in arkansas with a lot of rain hmm

219 Kimberly { 01.25.12 at 11:21 pm }

Hi, I’m in NC and it seems like spring is already here. We will see some colder weather or snow? Thanks

220 april { 01.25.12 at 8:47 pm }

How about for Elmira, New York? It’s been pretty decent so far. Temps in the high 30s, lots of rain, maybe 3-4 inches of snow. But how’s it looking for February?

221 tessa { 01.25.12 at 10:09 am }

what is a good website to find how much rain did hamilton get

222 holt { 01.24.12 at 6:22 pm }

im in southeast missouri and we havent had a dusting of snow this whole winter and its been about 50 all winter are we going to get any snow yet this year

223 Dillon { 01.24.12 at 4:33 pm }

What about Baltimore/Towson? Is there any big snow storms you think are coming? Feb.? March?

224 Jaime McLeod { 01.25.12 at 9:19 am }

GP – I would need a location to give you a forecast for that date.

225 GP { 01.24.12 at 4:21 pm }

I plan to get married on 12/21/12. What can I expect for weather…any other considerations?

226 jarett { 01.24.12 at 1:44 pm }

where is the snow in pittsburgh we have got 6 inches wow 6 inch were is the snow the weather pepole ar liers

227 Sophie { 01.23.12 at 1:44 pm }

I’m from Cincinnati Ohio are we going to see any snow at all or just rain and thunderstorms ?

228 darlene { 01.23.12 at 7:34 am }

In chesapeake, va and HATING this wet winter. Wtb SNOOOOOOW!! /sigh

229 Betty fields { 01.22.12 at 6:57 pm }

how much snow is predicted for Salem,Va?

230 Tasha Baker { 01.22.12 at 2:29 pm }

I live in Springfield, MO we are having above normal temps????? No snow yet, can we expect any this winter?

231 leon { 01.22.12 at 11:49 am }

January is better than December!! Why? because in December, the only snow we had (in Somers) was a flurry and that’s it!!! The rest of the month was extremly mild and rain inculding the end of December. But now in Somers, and all of the Hudson Valley, has bitter cold tempretures and the is 6 inches of snow on the ground.

232 Elizabeth { 01.21.12 at 11:09 am }

I live in Hudson valley NY. how much snow are y’all predicting for us?

233 Lily { 01.21.12 at 1:58 am }

I live in Joplin, Mo. Weather for the past month has been completely unpredictable. Forecasters predict warm weather & it’s freezing & then the opposite. Why is it becoming so hard for them to predict? I’m not looking forward to another terrifying spring & I’m scared that once again we won’t see it coming until it’s too late.

234 Tammy { 01.21.12 at 12:21 am }

Hi just came on your site very interesting. Im in Northern ,Northern California. We are known for rain from oct- apr. We are just now getting it in mid jan. Been extremely frosty up until now. I was wondering what is in store for the next 2 months. I also have plans for a outdoor wedding near the end of oct. What do you think

235 yoverizon { 01.20.12 at 6:15 pm }

Hello! Do you know if February will be colder and snowier than this January? This is about right. In Virginia we have had above normal temps and it has been pretty wet. Im sure hoping for some good snows this winter. I miss the snow so much!

236 Jaime McLeod { 01.20.12 at 9:56 am }

Hi Marilyn,
Unfortunately, it would be cost-prohibitive for us to produce a large-print edition at this time. However, you can buy a PDF, which can be re-sized to your preference, here:

237 marilyn { 01.20.12 at 5:09 am }

I am just wondering why the almanac isn’t avaiable in large print.It would be a lot easier for me to read.I always by and read it several times cover to cover

238 tfrates { 01.19.12 at 11:26 pm }

Hi, was just wonderind if southeastern mass would see any accumulation of snow? I like snow and always hope for one really big snowstorm lol…thanks

239 MoreBeauti { 01.19.12 at 7:17 pm }

What About Around Birmingham Area . ?
I’m in Gadsden Will Alabama See some December 25th Snow like Last year of 2011 or A Blizzard of 93 ?

240 Klara { 01.19.12 at 1:50 am }

Yay more rain for oregon… blah.

241 Monique { 01.19.12 at 12:40 am }

Thank you for the wonderful and accurate research i am in baltimore maryland will we get snow in 2012

242 Tony { 01.18.12 at 11:26 pm }

Im in Pittsburgh, Pa and we have seen more rain then snow which isn’t usual, do you predict a good amount of snow in the near future? Is so around when.

243 tim { 01.18.12 at 8:09 pm }

listen me’s in grade 2 and i go on my sled to school, but dum thing is that i hav to sta clos by my big brother in grade 8, i live near iqualit and we have a liitle over a meter of sno and minis 43

244 Melissa { 01.18.12 at 8:04 pm }

hey Marilina told you to look on the farmers almanc everyone is cring about no snow and now we sit up here teasing them it’s awesome, listen to this guys and you will cry harder. We had no school for 2 week around in begining of December because of the blizzard.

245 Marilina { 01.18.12 at 8:00 pm }

Its awesome out here in Iqualit we’ve got about a meter of snow and we go everywhere on our sleds, I couldn’t complain. man I even take my seld to school and I’m only in tenth grade all my friends do to, and at noon hour all us grils have a blast with our super, duper sleds

246 Lisa { 01.18.12 at 5:57 pm }

We live in Knoxville, tn. Not much of a winter so far. Very mild. Are we in for a good snow when we least expect it?

247 Treymont75 { 01.18.12 at 10:19 am }

You guys think it’s dry now..wait til summer comes and you’ll be begging for rain…I see another heat wave of ’93 coming…and not to mention a very active hurricane season…people the sun cycles predict what the weather will be like on earth and this is going to be a very active cycle for the sun this year…be prepared…

248 brent { 01.18.12 at 9:08 am }

this is off so far for iowa…. we dont even have any on the ground and i got snowmobile feaver…. this sucks bring on the snow

249 Frank { 01.17.12 at 3:00 pm }

Waiting for snow here in buffalo

250 Brian Reno { 01.17.12 at 1:23 pm }

Anyone who claims the ability to predict the weather more than 1 week in advance must have attended the Harold Camping school of meteorology.

Here across the midwest (and most of the country) we’ve had record heat, little to no snow and it is mid January! Very white and wet indeed. I SAY GOOD DAY, SIR.

251 Andy { 01.17.12 at 9:01 am }

Spot on for buffalo so far! However I would really like to do some snowmobiling, whats the chance of good snow cover for the rest of winter?

252 Fulgin { 01.16.12 at 4:40 pm }

“The initial week of January was the driest in history. And more than 95 percent of the U.S. had below-average snow cover – ”

Wet wild winter? Not so much

253 Nik { 01.16.12 at 3:36 pm }

Wen will the snow end in northern Indiana? And wen will spring start coming?

254 yoverizon { 01.15.12 at 11:51 pm }

Its usually snowy at this time of year in Virginia. We havent had the first snowflake yet… just plain old rain. I sure hope february is better but snow just isnt happening this year. Its been too warm. Winter ’12 = worst winter

255 GERRY { 01.15.12 at 3:57 pm }


256 Jaime McLeod { 01.16.12 at 8:05 am }

Loren Lapp, If you look at the map, we called for “above normal temperatures” in Pennsylvania.

257 Loren Lapp { 01.15.12 at 2:22 pm }

this is a lot of BS. I live in pennsylvania and the low hasnt even gotten down to 32 yet we havent had one snow and its mid january! you farmers need to re-calculate !

258 Wayne Justice { 01.14.12 at 11:27 pm }

The first winter of a winter La Nina is always wet/warm. We broke the rain gauge here in Ohio. Not much snow or cold. Very warm most of the winter. Now, in Jan 2012, the real winter with a foot or more of snow and temps well below freezing is upon us. The next winter will be colder, the 3d winter is the coldest of the La Nina winters according to Joe Bastardi.

259 Ally { 01.14.12 at 10:39 pm }

Is Chesterfield/Richmond Virginia going to get snow this 2012?

260 leon { 01.14.12 at 6:25 pm }

Cate: we had heavey snow here up-state in somers, NY yesterday!

261 Jaime McLeod { 01.16.12 at 8:08 am }

Athena, you can see that forecast here:

262 Athena { 01.14.12 at 12:07 am }

Getting mArried feb 18 2012 in Brooklyn ny. Any prediction what the weather will be like. Thank u

263 Adam i { 01.13.12 at 2:06 pm }

What’s headed for Detroit, Michigan?!

264 MamaShoob { 01.12.12 at 10:25 am }

I live in South jersey, I hope we get at least one big snow storm this year! We’ve had a lot of snow the last few years, but so far it’s been too warm for the season. Supposedly the second half of winter (February and March) is going to be a lot colder with some snow potential. Keeping my fingers crossed!

265 Dana { 01.12.12 at 8:40 am }

My name is Dana and i’m wondering what the wheather is going to be like this winter in Northwest Arkansas?

266 Jordan { 01.12.12 at 7:23 am }

I’ve already seen a few comments asking about Oklahoma but no answers. I live in southern Oklahoma, we have a national park that literally dried up very early into the summer. It was miserable, what’s the point of summer if you can’t go out on the boat or swimming. Were a lil ways into winter now and I haven’t seen any snow and barely any rain. Are we getting any snow this winter? Will this winter and spring be wet enough to bring our park back to life?

267 Pablo { 01.12.12 at 6:13 am }

Hi. I am a farmer just 35 miles west of Boise, in Wilder, Idaho 83676. What does Jan-march 2012 look like in regards to moisture? Been pretty dry here.

268 ben { 01.12.12 at 1:43 am }

Wondering what the weather conditions for the Syracuse NY area should be and when approximately it could be expected. Thanks!

269 jennifer { 01.11.12 at 9:56 pm }

I live in Northwest Iowa we have had one good snow and thats it.

270 Ahmad { 01.11.12 at 6:58 pm }

Im also in Southeast Michigan. City is Dearborn, and we have only had snow three times since winter started. And it was “>1 in” amount all 3 times.

I hope we get atleast 1 real snow amount, atleast 4” for sledding. Just 1 day i hope. also tomorrows snow is >1 in it says on weather.

271 chad { 01.11.12 at 6:24 pm }

I was wondering if its going to drop a good amount of snow in the beginning of 2012 here in kansas. Its only snowed twice, once in oct and now today, but it calls for temps to be in the 50’s the rest of the week

272 Debbie { 01.11.12 at 4:49 pm }

No need for snow now it’s not Christmas anymore!!

273 Cassie { 01.11.12 at 12:43 pm }

We live in DC and haven’t seen hardly any snow. Is it gonna stay this way?

274 Bryan { 01.11.12 at 11:54 am }

The link to TheFarmersAlmanac Facebook page leads to a Page Not Found.

275 brooke { 01.11.12 at 9:20 am }

i live in indianapolis and its mid january right now, the grounds should be frozen, it should be freezing here, but instead it’s warm like spring….. i have spring flowers coming up in my yard and my bushes are buding! this is not normal at all. which has me alittle scared cus the poles are shifting and are earth is waking up with violent volcano eruptions and earthquakes. we were all warned about this threw the mass animal die offs around the world at the begining of 2011, which everyone either ignored or still have no idea about. your local news stations arn’t going to provide you with these stories, you have to go search for them on the net. now weird drilling noises are echoing in the skies all over the world. people are posting these strange noises on youtube. i have heard them to but i that it was construction workers working on the streets nearby until i found out that it was happening everywhere, like the earth itself was groaning. we need to wake up people!

276 Barbara Kuhn { 01.10.12 at 10:31 pm }

I live in the bootheel of missouri far northeast corner of arkansas . What should we prepare ourselves for? Ice? Snow? Or lots of rain?

277 Candace { 01.10.12 at 7:21 pm }

I’m a mail carrier in Western KY, what should I expect this winter?

278 Renee { 01.10.12 at 12:12 pm }

I have a little boy praying for snow. We live in Van Buren, AR. Are we likely to see any.

279 Michael { 01.09.12 at 6:51 pm }

Regarding Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe Region. “Dry as a bone and increased fire danger” Resident of Lake Tahoe area. Heavenly Ski Resort has only snow in area and it is all man-made. Temps are closer to Fall like conditions with below freezing nights. Days quite clear and pleasant for Jan. around 43-53 day temp. Get nice cloud cover from US gov. farming the skies for rain just before frontal changes. Corn rows of comtrails with hopes of seeding incoming weather to produce precip? Who knows. All I know is we should have at least 5ft snow around house this time year. Cheers to the New Year Ya all!

280 chris { 01.09.12 at 6:42 pm }

I live in lower michigan and got maybe 1in of snow this year ( 2012 ) and no ice anywhere and no snow anywhere. will we have any significant amount of snow this year in lower michigan?

281 Karen { 01.09.12 at 3:18 pm }

I buy the farmers almanac every year, but – no offense, guys – I think you’re way off base this year. It’s January 11 and we have no ice on Lake Erie. It’s supposed to be 50 tomorrow. There’s no snow in the Northeast, very little in the West and nothing happening in the Great Plains. We Great Lakes folks may see some lake effect storms yet, but it’s pretty clear that the albido factor (reflectivity of light due to snow cover in winter) is way behind this year. My bet is a LOW snow winter, not a high one. Lots of scientists are now beginning to connect specific weather patterns to climate change. We may have floods, we may even get some whopper snowstorms. But my gut says this will be a much less snowy winter than last year.

282 Calah { 01.09.12 at 12:26 pm }

I’m from middle tennessee and I just absolutey love snow! We definately don’t get as much as the noethern states but I always hope! You predict wet and mild temps this year for us, so I assume that means rain,but, will there be any snow at all? There hasn’t been any yet for us this year. Just a flurry.

283 myieshia { 01.08.12 at 11:44 pm }

Hi I live in virginia the southern part will we see snow this winter at all hope so!!!!!!!!!!

284 erin { 01.08.12 at 10:01 pm }

How about raleigh nc? I love snow but its been so so warm. Will we get ANY snow?

285 Beth { 01.08.12 at 7:58 pm }

How about Dayton Ohio??? Snow please!!!

286 Chrystal Drew { 01.08.12 at 7:57 pm }

I live in New England and our winters are usually cold and snowy. so far it has snowed in October and nothing since. yesterday was 60 degrees out!@ I dont know who pissed of mother nature but can you pleas apologise? I miss my normal snowy winter!

287 Gayla Sweaney { 01.08.12 at 9:06 am }

I live in Preston, Missouri near The Lake of The Ozarks, what will my winter be like? So far very mild.

288 Troy { 01.08.12 at 2:41 am }

Havent seen any comments about the western Nevada slopes, how bout it? It’s January and no precip. Since November 20. I hope we get hammered…:))

289 barb white { 01.08.12 at 12:39 am }

Anybody know anything about ky. I keep hearing different weather forcast.

290 shannon b { 01.07.12 at 11:37 pm }

I live in Neosho, MO. What is our winter going to look like?

291 shannon b { 01.07.12 at 11:37 pm }

I live near Joplin MO. What is our winter going to look like?

292 dawn { 01.07.12 at 10:31 pm }

I live in mass. How bad for us this winter?

293 dawn { 01.07.12 at 10:29 pm }

I live in massachusetts how bad is this winter going to be?

294 Peggy { 01.07.12 at 2:56 pm }

inner mtn pnw ne or… precip and high 40s so far. Are we in for longer winter track again… Last yr we had snow till june…and really wet n wilder????? plzz explain jamie… Thxs pmc

295 HARLEY D { 01.06.12 at 6:19 pm }

Where is the snow in utah?? The snowmobiles are still in storage and waiting to be unleashed. When is it going to snow here???

296 jami { 01.06.12 at 4:34 pm }

What about coldwater michigan? Its been crazy warm and wet.. is that whatt we should expect for the rest of the winter?

297 trudy { 01.06.12 at 11:07 am }

We are ready and willing for a heavy snow in sw iowa..any chanc,e of forfilling our snow mobiling dreams?

298 TwiztidAngel { 01.06.12 at 8:08 am }

I live in Ponca City Ok. Last summer was really bad. What does the summer of 2012 look like?

299 Demetri { 01.06.12 at 4:13 am }

Is snow comin? North dakota sure aint seen anything yet?

300 Alexis { 01.05.12 at 8:21 pm }

This is funny to me… I live in MICHIGAN. And there is still not “cold as normal” temps nor is there any SNOW!!!! WHY!?!?

301 Kyle { 01.05.12 at 6:06 pm }

What happened to the snowy winter?? quite the opposite what you predicted. the winter has been horribly above normal temps, very dry in minnesota. Will need much above normal snow/ precip to bring lakes, soil moisture back to normal.

302 Linda { 01.05.12 at 3:11 pm }

What will the weather be like for Tyler, Texas February 2,2012 to February 18, 2012?

303 David { 01.05.12 at 2:50 pm }

I live have lived in Connecticut all my life now age 49. I have never experienced a winter like this. BRING ON THE SNOW!!!!!

304 Tom { 01.05.12 at 10:24 am }

I live in Clearlake, California, Lake County, the weather here has been cold and dry, we need lots of rain to fill the lake, most of the businesses here depend on the Lake in some way for there lively hood, including myself. I am retired and have a Catfishing guide service. I see the forecast is for a dryer than normal year for us, hope mother nature gives us some rain.

305 okie { 01.05.12 at 10:15 am }

i would love to see it snow every other day for 3 months in massachusetts

306 Jeremy { 01.05.12 at 8:35 am }

I live in central Montana and with this prediction of lots of snow and cold, I think is wrong, we have been in the high 50’s and high 40’s all winter so far, this time last year we had over 3 ft of snow so far this year 8in or so. Setting record temps.

307 eric { 01.04.12 at 9:36 pm }

Live in small town near Asheboro NC. Usually look at the Farmers Almanac to judged how much bad weather was coming. To see how much hay would need for livestock.

308 shawn { 01.04.12 at 8:14 pm }

cant wait for some snow coming over

309 Stacie { 01.04.12 at 5:13 pm }

Wow, SW Iowa in January so far has been wonderful!! I am about to plant radishes (LOL)!! Is it safe to do so or should I wait a while? It’s just so nice and I bet they would grown too!!

310 Lisa { 01.04.12 at 2:51 pm }

What is the weather looking like in January and February for Southwest Missouri? Which i live in around Monett Missouri area.

311 Eric { 01.04.12 at 8:36 am }

I was just wondering what’s in store for the central Adirondacks this month? I have a snowmobile trip planned and am starting to wonder if I should put a for sale sign on it and buy a lawn chair.

312 joseph { 01.04.12 at 2:50 am }

Hi what’s the weather looking like in southern IL for the winter…and if snow about what date should we see it?

313 Kailee { 01.04.12 at 12:18 am }

Okay so I live in Cambridge Maryland and in 2009 we had a huge blizzard and these were the type of conditions that were said for that year and this year does this possible mean cambridge Maryland and or the eastern will get another blizzard this year. thanks, kailee

314 Jaime McLeod { 01.05.12 at 10:45 am }

Brenda, You can see those dates right in our long-range forecast:

315 Brenda { 01.03.12 at 8:30 pm }

I am planning a 90th birthday party for my mom for Feb. 26th 2012. Do you have any idea what the weather may be like the 25th thru the 27th?

316 james cochran { 01.03.12 at 6:46 pm }

Farmers almanac is very wrong this year. 45f in late december in chicago. Proof you can’t rely on anything these days. Spring may be early. Maybe even february.

317 Really { 01.03.12 at 4:33 pm }

For anyone else who would like to ask the magic website how they’re winter will be. Go ahead and scroll up and look for a location near you. Im sure after 659 questions with differing geographical locations you can find one to suite your needs;.

318 Hafdolla23 { 01.03.12 at 4:14 pm }

Listen people…they make PREDICTIONS…not REALITIES. This is a year like 50% of the other years. Half the time they are right and half the time they are wrong. For you in the Chicagoland area like me that read we were supposed to get above average snowfalls and arctic cold….well this is the 50% wrong year as you could of guessed. We will be lucky to see 20 inches of snow this year (more like 10-15) and average temps will be higher which we should all enjoy. Now I made a PREDICTION. Who do you think will be right? Maybe I should get paid….

319 Chad Seim { 01.03.12 at 8:23 am }

You guys were dead on!!

320 Jamie { 01.03.12 at 5:53 am }

I live in sc. Are we going to get any snow??

321 samantha { 01.03.12 at 1:21 am }

We live in the branson area of missouri just wonderin how bad our winter might get

322 brenda { 01.03.12 at 12:47 am }

Will WV see a lot of snow this year?

323 Cody { 01.03.12 at 12:39 am }

I am cuurrently in berks county pennsylvania and im curious to know when were getting snow.

324 Cindy { 01.03.12 at 12:30 am }

I live in victorville california are we going to get any snow this winter or we just going to have 50-70 degree weather? I would like to see at least 4 inches or more i keep praying for it., but it is not working….:-(

325 Sheila { 01.02.12 at 10:47 pm }

What type of winter can greensburg pa 15601 expect this year

326 Cathy { 01.02.12 at 8:53 pm }

No snow in Brooklyn, NYC? Please tell me I am readjng it wrong.

327 christy { 01.02.12 at 7:25 pm }

This winter is horrible….I live in Va and we normally do not get alot of snow but this year it is still 60 degrees in december what is giong on this really sucks will it ever be winter this year?!?!?!?!?!

328 April { 01.02.12 at 12:48 pm }

Any snow, sleet or ice coming my way in Augusta, Ga. Farmer’s Almanac was so right last year, we had lts of beautiful snaow and would love to know if we can expect it again 2012/

329 Krysten { 01.02.12 at 4:34 am }

Any snow predictions for north western Mississippi?

330 phil { 01.01.12 at 3:16 pm }

this stinks il has got now big snow this year

331 Amy { 01.01.12 at 3:07 pm }

I am from Southern Illinois and I want to know what kind of weather are we looking at for this year? Is there any snow insight for us

332 elizabeth { 01.01.12 at 2:04 pm }

Hi–Being a snow lover ,I am glad to see so many like myself here !!! I too have been frustrated with the lack of winter weather here on the Cumberland Plateau—any idea when we will see snow???

333 Jaime McLeod { 01.03.12 at 6:53 am }

Stephanie, That depends on your location. Please visit our long-range forecast to see our specific regional predictions for that date:

334 Stephanie posey { 01.01.12 at 11:03 am }

My wedding is on February 11, 2012. Should we expect snow?

335 Diane { 01.01.12 at 10:52 am }

Yaaaaa no snow for Maine YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Rain ok snow i don’t want it

336 MC { 12.31.11 at 8:20 pm }

Can Maryland PLEASE at least get some real snow? I hope old man winter will wake up some time soon.

337 Tyler { 12.31.11 at 7:30 pm }

It’s 56 degree and windy here in Knox county ky. This can’t be right. Is the snow gonna come or is this what the winter is gonna be

338 lauren { 12.31.11 at 7:11 pm }

i live in so cal and am soooooo bummed about this prediction.i know it sounds crazy but im sick of.the sun and THE WIND!!!!!it has not stopped fora monthnow.maybe a slight break here or there!!! is it going to be like this all winter cuzmy bags are packed if so.does this mean a drought?

339 jiffy247 { 12.31.11 at 2:57 pm }

Um…… in chicago there is NO SNOW….. just wondering if there is any way that you can refund the money i spent on fixing and updating my snowplowing trucks and buying my material for the upcoming” white and wet” winter farmers almanac predicted? just kidding, but it has been a disappointment so far going into the new year. Here’s to hoping for ALOT of snow for the remainder of the season….

340 Anne { 12.31.11 at 2:46 pm }

what about southwest ohio? I am wishing for snow and so far nothing 🙁

341 Ashley { 12.31.11 at 2:32 pm }

What weather should I expect SW of Philly, bordering the Mason Dixon?

342 derek { 12.31.11 at 10:19 am }

WHERE IS THE SNOW?????? I am in Maine and we have only seen an inch a couple of times before it is promptly removed by rain or 45-50 degree weather. this is horrible. i have the snowmobile all ready to go and all i can do is look at it. not what i was hoping for after last winter. horrid.

343 Connor { 12.31.11 at 7:19 am }

I’m in new Hampshire how’s it looking for snowmobiling here hoping for alot of snow but looks like we will only get rain and snow mix. Tell me I’m wrong and we will get lots of snow!

344 land between the rivers { 12.31.11 at 2:04 am }

right about the wet part our poor yard wont be solid til next august and some of our friends have some horses and are praying for the ground will freeze but with guessin Gary at jackson said it will be 63 degrees i cant complain my friends cant either til the horses get hungry and the mud grips and the 4wds come out

345 Dennis { 12.30.11 at 10:28 am }

At least here in MD we had a snow in October…so much for the bad winter the weatherman predicted! The bright side—-we have not lost power since the hurricane!!!

346 kelly { 12.29.11 at 10:40 pm }

Hey, so I am in Northeast we had a great snow year last year, I am so waiting for the snow.Will we be lucky enough to het a good storm or two, I just live it absolutely love snow….when is it Comming ..thanks ..

347 kelly { 12.29.11 at 10:37 pm }

Hi, so I live in northeast and I am dying for snow, a realy good storm we had so many last yearany chance for snow here and soon.,

348 MC { 12.29.11 at 7:57 pm }

Rain, rain, rain. All Maryland gets is rain. Whats up with the snow? Its already January, and NO SNOW! This has been a real bust.

349 MC { 12.29.11 at 7:09 pm }

Hi, I live in northern MD. I am wondering if we would get a lot of snow for our area. I also hope we do, because school is stressing me out! [PLEASE LET THERE BE ANOTHER BLIZZARD, LIKE THE BLIZZARD OF 2010!]

350 Justin Taylor { 12.29.11 at 6:34 pm }

I have to agree with this so far we have had above normal temperatures and it has been more stormy and wet across Connecticut. And here are some reasons why…..First of all The Northern Atlantic Oscillation is in a positive phase (last year it was negative meaning High Pressure came from Greenland and locked in cold air from Canada to the west, the jet stream set up shop and kept producing one storm after another….this year the NAO is still positive….also we also look at the Arctic Oscillation and we are in a La Nina pattern thus far…..I am currently learning about this as i work my way of becoming a meteorologist. Figure id share my input on this.

351 Dani { 12.29.11 at 4:34 pm }

SE PA – what about us?

352 Stephanie { 12.29.11 at 4:02 pm }

We are looking to do a snow skiing weekend in North Carolina for January or February around the Beech Mtn area or whereever the skiing would be best for that area. Any ideas which weekend would be the best snow wise? Thanks.

353 Rob { 12.29.11 at 12:48 pm }

Where’s the snow! Michigans snow is really lacking even in the northern part of the state. You report very white/wet. Not from what I see. We actually have less snow than normal this season.
I want to go snowmobiling without having to drive to Canada.

354 Tina { 12.29.11 at 11:57 am }

I know we are just finishing 2011 but we are definitely below average for our snow fall at a mere .55″ and our temps are above average. For winter 2012 you have predicted normal temps with average snow fall, what will that look like? When are we expected to be getting snow?

355 Patryce { 12.29.11 at 11:43 am }

I live in DC metro area. Just got a new ski jacket for my birthday, but there is no snow. It’s bumming me out. Maybe will have a cold March. I would hate for the season to only last a half of Jan and Feb.

356 Jaime McLeod { 12.29.11 at 3:25 pm }

Our predictions are made two years in advance, and we never change them.

357 Rene { 12.29.11 at 11:38 am }

Chicago has been unusally warm, it is 45 degrees here today and no snow. This is definitely abnormal for this time of year. Do you backtrack on your predictions if there is no snow and abnormally warm temps?

358 Matt { 12.28.11 at 11:42 pm }

Where is the snow for northern Indiana? I’m going crazy with all this warm air and rain!

359 Alison { 12.28.11 at 6:47 pm }

Southern WI and Northern I’LL have been having unusually warm weather (well…not warm, infact too cold for me, but warm for here) and have yet to get any snow that sticks………are January and February suppose to bring all the snow we haven’t gotten nd then some or are we suppose to continue with this “mild” winter? We’ve only had a handful of days with any snow at all and most I believe were rain/snow mix

360 Des { 12.28.11 at 3:43 pm }

I live in Western North Dakota. We had record snowfall last winter something like 180 inches of snow. They predicted over 200 inches this year. Here we are almost Jan and don’t have any snow and the temps are in the upper 40’s today! It’s coming im afraid, but I’M LOVING it thus far 🙂 Brown Christmas or not!

361 Christina { 12.28.11 at 11:57 am }

Yeah, How about it? Any snow fall for North Alabama in 2012? We love the snow because we do not get it often.

362 Olivia { 12.27.11 at 10:28 pm }

I want snow for northern Alabama will it snow this December 2011 or on January 2012

363 bill { 12.27.11 at 2:00 pm }

12/27/11/ so far no snow

364 Julie { 12.27.11 at 1:45 pm }

how will the winter be for New Jersey?

365 kendra { 12.27.11 at 11:08 am }

I wish Louisa Ky would get some snow so I could have a snow day from school!

366 Tammie { 12.26.11 at 7:41 pm }

Hi there! I live in central Michigan (in the middle of the mitten). I have farther to drive to work this winter. Will I be driving more in sun, rain, ice, or snow? I am hoping for an easy winter that slips into a glorious spring that makes a perfect foil for a beautiful summer to emerge…one can dream

367 ella { 12.26.11 at 2:15 pm }

I think that it will snow cause it looks as though it is right know jk
BUT WILL IT!!!!!!!! 🙂

368 Patti Loree { 12.26.11 at 11:29 am }

We live in the middle of the Michigan lower peninsula “the mitt”. We are missing our snow … will we see more snow or rain in Jan/Feb?

369 alisha { 12.25.11 at 6:53 pm }

How about travelers rest sc?

370 jon { 12.24.11 at 11:53 pm }

how does this years winter look for NW Ohio ?

371 jon { 12.24.11 at 11:50 pm }

hi I live in NW ohio are we expecting a snowy winter this year ?

372 Nathan Hoehn { 12.24.11 at 8:08 pm }

I live in central Illinois and I was wondering if anyone had any idea of what winter is to bring for us this year?

373 Jaime McLeod { 12.26.11 at 10:00 am }

If you’d read our forecast, you would know that we didn’t predict snow on Christmas for your area.

374 Jimbooo { 12.24.11 at 12:09 pm }

I’m wondering which planet they are forecasting for. It’s certainly not the one Milwaukee, WI is on. It’s Christmas Eve and there’s no snow on the ground to be seen. It’s not even cold enough to frost my car windows.

375 Deb { 12.24.11 at 6:55 am }

I am sooo Sick of this warm weather in Va. this Dec. Some people’s income depends on cold weather

376 ginger { 12.24.11 at 12:05 am }

What happened to the “worse than last year” winter that was predicted for the Chicago area? It has been so warm here 40’s and rain and cloudy days. We’ve had only an inch and a half of snow and it melted quickly! 40’s for Christmas day?!?! I feel robbed of a beautiful white Christmas!! I love snow!

377 Grand Ma Linda Chartier { 12.23.11 at 11:58 pm }

My Grand Daughter Cadence Jade,called me today, asking which day will snow start…she said Grand Ma” Look it up on the Computer on Internet’ Please will it snow for Christmas? ask Grand PA” SO Mr. Caleb,PLEASE Oh Tell me when It Looks Like SNOW will assume Its position In Murphysboro Illinois?” ive Got a 6 years old sweet heart with her Heart set on fluffy White Play Time! Im here in New Jersey……and it is bitter sweet,I have my 2 adult children home this Christmas, But NO SCOOTCHEY Kooch’ that is her Pet name’ some times she calles me nama Linner’….But we are Both Artists…..I Lover HE so….
say cheeze

378 Tony { 12.23.11 at 11:22 pm }

What about south central pa? Will we get any snow?

379 emily { 12.23.11 at 2:09 pm }

Gaga u were wrong…we live in Ohio and its been close to 50…no snow yet…..and its Dec 24…..

380 whitney { 12.23.11 at 1:28 pm }

chicago is still semi warm! when will we see snow?

381 Stephanie { 12.23.11 at 12:30 pm }

What about Western North Carolina?

382 Richard { 12.23.11 at 9:19 am }

Hello! How about Nashville is it gonna be nasty wintry weather in February? Driving to MO from Florida and was wondering! Thanks 🙂

383 Lianne { 12.23.11 at 12:16 am }

Any observations for chesapeake, VA? So far, wet cold rain, but we need at least some flurries, ya know? God’s peace and glory for you all at Christmas!!!

384 danny vehlewald { 12.22.11 at 2:20 pm }

I live norhwest of st Louis we have just been rain and warm temps. I have a landscape company and had to invest a lot of money this year to fix the mayhem from last winter. Are we going to see a good amount of snow this year still please any info you can give will be great. I’m flatt broke.

385 danny vehlewald { 12.22.11 at 2:15 pm }

I live in troy mo. Where is the snow hear all its done is rain and the temps have been in the 40 s and 50 s I have a landscape company and wihout snow I’m going broke. Are we going to cool down soon or is it a busted winter we have the percip just not the cold

386 Amanda { 12.22.11 at 1:42 pm }

Any snow chances for Raleigh,NC?

387 cornelious { 12.22.11 at 10:36 am }

So far the southwest is not dry like predicted for 2011 & 2012 winter. Been getting steady winter storms in new mexico.

388 Erin { 12.22.11 at 9:43 am }

Will Maryland see a lot of snow this winter?

389 Sandra in PA { 12.22.11 at 4:37 am }

Jaime, I live in south central PA. We’re having temps in the 40s now. Fires this mean less, snow this session? I hope so. Thanks!

390 oregon503 { 12.22.11 at 12:51 am }

So the people of Oregon want to know… Snow or no snow for 2011/2012 thanks

391 Tiffany { 12.21.11 at 11:19 pm }

Whats it look like for atlanta, ga?

392 jim { 12.21.11 at 10:30 pm }

I was wondering if Binghamton NY would get a lot of snow this year…. hopefully

393 Branden { 12.21.11 at 5:03 pm }

I want snow in Michigan bad, we snowmobile as much as possible whenever we have snow. Am I gonna ride this winter ?

394 Maria { 12.21.11 at 4:12 pm }

Will Virginia get ANY snow ? 🙁 it’s still. 55 degrees here!

395 Mich Igan { 12.21.11 at 3:40 pm }

Same here in the great state of Michigan. We probably got only about 2 inches of snow until today, 40 degree temps. Wonderin’ when im gonna see the great white winter

396 Sam { 12.21.11 at 10:58 am }

Live in Buffalo NY, we’ve gotten about 1 inch of snow up until December! It’s 50 degrees out right now!!! Completely insanely warm, definitely weird.

397 julia { 12.21.11 at 8:27 am }

i mean like seriously it snowed alot last year in georgia so there is going 2 bee more snoww this year than last year ahhhhh lol 🙂

398 Jaime McLeod { 12.21.11 at 8:47 am }

Barb, I think you may be looking in a different Almanac. All of California is region 7 on our map. As for wet weather, we call for some rain and/or snow (depending on elevation) early next month.

399 Barb { 12.20.11 at 10:03 pm }

What happened to the month of December in the Sierra Foothills just east of Sacramento. Hard to tell whether we are in region 2 or 3 due to the thick lines on the map page. We have had 2 hundredths of an inch since the beginning of December, and the prediction is normal in my copy of The Farmers Almanac. I am looking for the wet weather. When will we have it?

400 jessica trojoske { 12.20.11 at 2:02 pm }

How much snow do you think Erie is going to get?

401 Ms M { 12.20.11 at 1:08 pm }

I’m from Boston, MA NO SNOW

402 dakota milliken { 12.20.11 at 11:24 am }

we need snow because we own a plowing business and we have not got like none.

403 roy { 12.20.11 at 10:42 am }


404 polcari william { 12.20.11 at 10:16 am }

winter outlook for new york city and snow outlook

405 amy { 12.20.11 at 10:15 am }

Hi there..WE WANT SNOW!!! What is in store for the western berkshires NY, MA, VT??
pls say great snowy storms;)

406 ShawnM { 12.20.11 at 6:47 am }

I am waiting for winter to kick in. So far two of the predictions for winter storms have been a bust for Missouri. I want it to be very cold and very snowy, not mild and rainy as it is right now. 41 degrees is mild compared to what it should be this time of year. And it is supposed to be in the 40’s tomorrow as well which is the first day of winter. I don’t understand it, we had hundreds or thousands more acorns on the oak trees this year than we did the year before and the 2010/2011 winter was very harsh in the cold and snowy department. I am hoping the cold and snow arrive soon! I’d love to have a great winter! From central Missouri

407 Brandon { 12.20.11 at 4:12 am }

I live in the foothills of nc and was wondering if it is ever going to get cold this winter? So far 2011 is almost over and we havent had a winter yet. Please have good news.

408 Jessica { 12.20.11 at 12:04 am }

I live on the il side of st Louis. Can you tell me how it will be here? When should we see snow? Thanks!

409 Theresa { 12.19.11 at 11:08 pm }

Hoping for a mild Michigan winter ??
Live in the traverse city area
No snow so far ! Any idea ??

410 Chrissy { 12.19.11 at 2:40 pm }

I know we will not have snow for Christmas, but I live in north Idaho and we ave not seen really ANY snow this yeay compared to what we normally get. I am sad that my kids have not been able to sled…or do any other winter time activities. Can you shed some light on when and how much snow we will be expecting.

Thank you!!!

411 Lora { 12.19.11 at 2:25 pm }

I was just wondering if anyone knew about snow this year for North Carolina? Like in the foot hills area:)

412 Jaime McLeod { 12.19.11 at 6:47 am }

We do answer questions on this page, but not if the answers are already in the story above, or if we’ve already answered them in the comments below. We’ve gotten nearly 600 comments on this page. If we answered all of them – especially when the information is accessible, either in the story above, or on our long-range forecast page (which is linked from the story above) – there would be no time for anything else.

413 Anthony { 12.18.11 at 4:43 pm }

You do notice they can careless about this page, they never answer any of your questions. just figure IF you get snow it will be alot less than last year or well below normal unless you live in upper midwest which will probably see average snowfall. Keep an eye on the NAO to go negative if you want snow, and follow the GFS Maps for a rough idea of whats to come in the following few days, they update few times a day and can be close to accurate in short term (2-3 days). watch Henry Margusity’s daily videos, hes the best, at click News and Video then click Blogs, enjoy

414 Kathryn Smith { 12.18.11 at 9:26 am }

Hey! I was wondering when it will snow in Georgia. And what would be an estimated snow accumulation? Oh! And also, how many inches? I’m from New York and just moved to Georgia three years ago and I miss the cold weather so much…:( anyways, thanks!

415 Connie Koster { 12.18.11 at 1:14 am }

What is predicted for Pittsburgh, PA? A lot of snow?

416 deidra { 12.17.11 at 6:39 pm }

Hey what kind of winter will Rochester ny get this winter.

417 Jaime McLeod { 12.19.11 at 6:50 am }

Gloria and Amy,
Our forecasts never change. We make them roughly two years in advance using a nearly 200-year-old formula. Once we release it, we never backtrack. However, there are several other farmers’ almanacs on the market. Perhaps you saw another one’s forecast, then ours.

418 gloria { 12.17.11 at 5:40 pm }

I am very dissapointed at the weather forecast for the mid atlantic corridor. I don’t even want to celebrate christmas.with these mild rainy temperatures. A white christmas was promised to us earlier and now its not. And a mild winter! You predicted earlier a lot of snow for the corridor. Now you are predicting slushy snow. For the winter with milx temperatures. Noone knows what god plans are. For the each day to come. I don’t even listen to you weather men anymore. You have lied. I just take everyday as god makes it.

419 james stewart { 12.17.11 at 2:04 pm }

Hey guys I live in missouri and I was hoping if anyone would know how bad its gonna get

420 Amy Bregy { 12.17.11 at 12:27 pm }

I have got to say I am a little disappointed. I read this about a month ago, and it said we would get a blizzard 17-19th in the Northeast, and heavy snow from 20-24th. NOW it says something totally different! How can you change the results of the farmers almanac? Just curious. Cause now it does not look like we will be getting any snow anytime soon. I have bought the farmers almanac every year for a long time, and now I am wondering if I am wasting my time and money. If I buy the book that information does not get changed, so why did you change it online? Just Curious.
Berwick Me

421 Anthony D { 12.17.11 at 9:10 am }

I dont understand how people can predict weather for the next 6 months. local weather men cant even predict a week how can a group of people predict 6 months or the winter season. non of this is true take weather and everything around us day by day . Just like how people say december 21,2012 is the end of the world . no one can predict that its just a fairy tale fantasy and this is too.

422 Jennifer { 12.16.11 at 10:35 pm }

I love the snow for my kids. but hate it myself. I work in landscaping and it’s the least favorite part of my job. It does a number on my body! I’d love to know what southwestern VA’s outlook is…for my benefit!

423 Jaime McLeod { 12.19.11 at 6:56 am }

Hanna, If you look at our long-range forecast, we don’t predict a white Christmas for anyone.

424 Hanna { 12.16.11 at 8:31 pm }

This whole thing has gotten many excited about having a white christmas. Well the weather people predicted that we would get the same as last year, but earlier. Were not even gonna have a white christmas by the looks of things. Really? We just want snow, and to have a white christmas. Thanks weather people for getting our hopes up /:

425 Davis Meade { 12.16.11 at 5:49 pm }

I’m in wall nj 08736. What will the weather be like for this year?

426 Sherri { 12.16.11 at 4:33 am }

Where’s the snow??? I feel like I’m living in Florida @ Christmastime! So depressing!

427 claudia { 12.16.11 at 12:08 am }

How about michigan? 25 miles north of detroit

428 sqnumbrs { 12.15.11 at 10:12 pm }

I am soo glad to hear that I am not the only person looking for some snow. I live in North MO near the Iowa border and it has been extremely mild weather. Yesterday, it rained all day with thunderstorms and temps reaching nearly 60 in KC. What?! If only it had been below freezing…. Anyway, it gets cold but up til this month, it didn’t seem like October or November around here. It was almost like Spring—wreaked havoc on my family’s allergies. It would be very cool one day and quite warm the next. Anyway, it’s very wet and cold now. We had a lite dusting of snow a week back but the sun melted it the next day. Looks like no white Christmas for us! Maybe January will be better…I am looking for a few snow days!!!

429 Theresa { 12.15.11 at 9:43 am }

I live in Buffalo NY & we havent seen any snow yet this “winter” season! It rains almost every day but no snow-today its almost 60 degrees & its December 15th! Wheres the snow? I want a white Christmas!

430 Troy { 12.15.11 at 9:06 am }

I am in Rock Falls, IL and this area is supposed to be getting moe snow than anywhere in the country yet all we have so far is mid 40’s to mid 50’s and rain. Looks like “they” missed it this time.

431 Jack Glick { 12.14.11 at 8:05 pm }

Another big snowfall in anderson,sc. This year coming up. Sure hope snow. Love sledding

432 ely { 12.14.11 at 5:13 pm }

how much snow we will have in virginia and maryland?

433 Lynn { 12.14.11 at 10:34 am }

Hi…we live in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What can we expect for snowfall this winter? We plow snow so the more, the better!

434 Cat { 12.14.11 at 1:47 am }

I live in Portland, Oregon and we’ve had an unusual fall…colder than normal and dry with sun…we never see this much sun in November and December…in fact we didn’t get this much sun over the summer. The temps have been in the high 20’s at night and 36-43 during the day. Mt Hood saw snow early, but it has leveled off. In fact this past weekend boarders and skiers were fighting slush and rocks during the day and icy conditions at night.

435 Karla { 12.13.11 at 11:37 pm }

I commute between New York and Pennsylvania along the snowbelt region of both states that borders Lake Erie between Chautauqua Institution & Meadville. You guys claim a stormy, snowy winter……well, even though today there was a dusting of snow on the ground, I was out in a sweatshirt in forty-degree weather. All we’ve had is rain. We haven’t really seen the sun for weeks. The lake effect precipitation started in October, but we’ve barely been able to hit the six-inch mark for snowfall records in both New York and Pennsylvania.

Is there any snow in the forecast for us for Christmas? Please?

436 Rob { 12.13.11 at 10:30 pm }

What is the weather going to be like in Indianapolis Indiana?

437 todd { 12.13.11 at 8:11 pm }

i am in lancaster county pa. Are we exspecting any snow this year?

438 emily { 12.12.11 at 11:21 pm }

I live in amboy WA. What can the Pacific Northwest (Portland metro area) expect for snow this winter?

439 Taylor { 12.12.11 at 10:24 pm }

Im live in rhode island its december 12 and we havent got any snow yet. Will this be a bad winter for us?

440 Brandon { 12.12.11 at 4:23 pm }

I am starting to get very concerned that it is gonna be a lower then average winter here in utah. Should I stay worried? What can you tell me as far as utah is looking for this year.

441 Gen S { 12.12.11 at 2:21 pm }

Does above average temps and stormy, wet mean lots of snow or lots of rain? I’m in eastern PA.

442 phil t { 12.12.11 at 1:31 pm }

what about utah? Under average snowfall so far

443 Bradley { 12.12.11 at 9:23 am }

I live in the piedmont of North Carolina, I was just wondering if we can expect any snow or winter weather at all for that matter this year? We’ve really missed out the couple years and hoping maybe I could get some good news from someone. Thanks Bradley

444 Wags { 12.12.11 at 2:50 am }

It’s funny how here in the Pacific Northwest we haven’t had a single drop of rain all December during a wetter than average winter. Plus last month we only had one big weak of weather and otherwise we had no weather at all. It may be that there’s just a high pressure system over the area and it’ll move through like any other weather system but boy has it hung around for a long time.

445 CHRISSY { 12.12.11 at 1:44 am }

I live in Bethalto illinois are we expected to get much snow this year ? we are looking forward to some snow

446 sandra { 12.11.11 at 11:16 pm }

We live in Kentucky are we going to see any snowy weather this year I hope so I really look forward to it

447 Rodney spillman { 12.11.11 at 7:15 pm }

I live in winston salem nc will we see any snow this year I hope so

448 jose { 12.11.11 at 5:03 pm }

when is it going to snow in waukegan il christmas wont feel the same without snow

449 nate richey { 12.11.11 at 1:11 pm }

i live in peoria illinois,will i get to ride my snowmobiles this season???

450 Marisol { 12.11.11 at 12:46 pm }

I am in Allentown PA, how bad is going to be this winter for us, we want snow…thank you

451 Jaime McLeod { 12.12.11 at 8:37 am }
452 Jenn { 12.10.11 at 11:16 pm }

When will Montgomery county PA see snowfall this winter? Will it be a white Christmas?

453 sisi { 12.10.11 at 10:56 pm }

I agree with diana’s comment 2 or 3 below as well how much will we get thx!

454 sisi { 12.10.11 at 10:55 pm }

How much snow would you say central Va is going to get? I heard there was a blizzard coming on Dec 18th…idk please help thanks! 🙂

455 Roger { 12.10.11 at 10:36 pm }

I live on the coastal boarder of NC and Va. Last year we received one of the largest snows we had in years. What are the chances we have a duplicate of last years snow fall?

456 colin { 12.10.11 at 2:27 pm }

Hi im from missouri and i was just wondering if were gonna get a big chance of snow this year or a big chance of measurable snow fall if so text back at this message.

457 colin { 12.10.11 at 1:08 pm }

Wats our biggest amount of were suppose to get this year

458 diana { 12.10.11 at 2:51 am }

will richmond have snow this year? we hardly ever have any

459 amanda { 12.09.11 at 9:26 pm }

I love snow I live in eastern Ohio o want the biggest snow storm ever what can you tell me about that? 🙂

460 sarah { 12.09.11 at 12:58 pm }

pleassseeee can you please tell me if we have any snow in NJ this year?

461 Adam Thompson { 12.09.11 at 7:56 am }

Hi, I was wondering what was in store for Burlington, NC? Will we have any snow this year??

462 ryan { 12.09.11 at 2:11 am }

So far Oregon has had cold weather but no snow and not much rain. Will there most likely be snow later early January February then?

463 emily { 12.08.11 at 1:52 pm }

How is it still so warm in tulsa oklahoma

464 amanda { 12.08.11 at 2:29 am }

I live in Franklin Georgia how’s the weather look for us

465 Hailey { 12.07.11 at 5:59 pm }

Will it snow in Richmond Virginia 2011-2012

466 ely { 12.06.11 at 11:36 pm }

what about virginia dc and maryland????

467 matt { 12.06.11 at 9:47 pm }

So how much snow is the pittsburgh area going to see?? Above average or wet like usal?

468 Kalea Pletcher { 12.06.11 at 9:43 pm }

What’s winter this year looking like in Woodburn/ Portland Oregon. Perhaps any snow????

469 Kalea Pletcher { 12.06.11 at 9:41 pm }

Winter 2011 and 2012 for Portland /Woodburn Oregon. We are hoping for a big snow storm they are hard to come by!!!

470 Kalea Pletcher { 12.06.11 at 9:39 pm }

Hello I am in Western Oregon towards Portland any chance we will get some heavy snow storms? We love snow! But it seems hard to come by!

471 Ryan { 12.06.11 at 9:19 pm }

In Chicago and no snow, what’s the deal?

472 bill { 12.06.11 at 6:09 pm }

I’m in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. How does our upcoming winter weather look?

473 Dawn { 12.06.11 at 5:28 pm }

I live in Dayton, Ohio. What does our winter forcast look like for the season?

474 joe { 12.06.11 at 11:57 am }

When will Maryland get hit with snow?

475 amy { 12.05.11 at 10:26 pm }

What about northern va?

476 cooper { 12.05.11 at 6:14 pm }

is it supposed to snow a lot in kansas city this year? because it shows it might be too warm for any snow.

477 Jaime McLeod { 12.07.11 at 8:54 am }

Robin, Our readers have estimated that our predictions are 80-85% accurate. We are calling for the weather to be “squally,” which means wet and windy. The sun will set at 7:33 p.m. on the 14th and rise at 6:12 a.m. the next day.

478 Robin Solomon { 12.05.11 at 5:21 pm }

Hi-I am on a committee for our high school’s first senior celebration. One of the areas we are able to use and decorate is the outdoor courtyard. The date of our event is April 14, 2012 in Aurora, Illinois. What is the precipitation and temp outlook? We wondered if we should even plan on using this space. What time is sunset and sunrise? The event starts at 10PM on April 14 and ends at 5am on April 15. How often are you correct? I know you were right on for my outdoor wedding in May 1988. Thanks!!!

479 jesse { 12.05.11 at 9:21 am }

Heard the winter is going to be more extreme for the next few years here in hoping for more this to be true..

480 Julie { 12.05.11 at 1:24 am }

Is there a prediction on how much snow Mt. Hood will get and when?

481 Amanda { 12.04.11 at 8:59 pm }

Hey there I live in Virginia and I was wondering what you think our weather will be like this year?

482 Janet T. { 12.04.11 at 8:43 pm }

What are winter and early spring 2011-2012in looking like for the Kansas City Missouri area?

483 Janet T. { 12.04.11 at 8:41 pm }

What is the weather for winter and early spring looking like for 2011-2011winter for the Kansas City Missouri area?
Thank you.

484 Jessica { 12.04.11 at 7:52 pm }

I am from Reedsville WV and we typically have very cold temps along with a lot of snow. Can you tell me if we can expect the same this winter.

485 jim { 12.04.11 at 12:48 pm }

I am in NH, but I think that I may go to HELL this winter ~ I hear it is warmer there 🙂

486 Tabatha { 12.04.11 at 12:36 pm }

What is the weather gonna be like in Washington state this year?

487 Stacey { 12.04.11 at 1:57 am }

I live in Southern Maryland and was just wondering what kind of winter we were goin to have this year?

488 sandra milbourne { 12.03.11 at 2:02 am }

I’m getting married in January. Is there any snow during mid-month in Pennsylvania?

489 Sinjin Stroup { 12.01.11 at 10:10 pm }

Is the Vancouver/Portland metro area going to get alot of snow this year?!

490 Amy Edwards { 12.01.11 at 6:29 pm }

Our horses are extremely furry coming into winter… Are we going to have a very cold winter here in southwest Missouri?

491 nick { 12.01.11 at 12:23 pm }

when will we see substantial snow in minne”snow”ta (MN)?

492 Chris { 12.01.11 at 10:33 am }

Hi, Will there be a White Christmas in Cherry Valley, MA. this year???

493 Yag { 12.01.11 at 6:52 am }

Hi I was woundering r we expecting any snow this year in SC and in Charlotte I would love to see snow this year

494 Leanne McDonald { 11.30.11 at 9:24 pm }

Last year we had snow for a few weeks (but it really felt like months) and then it iced. I dared my friend to run down our steep driveway after it had iced. She did it, for some reason. But anyway, I kinda hope it DOES snow a lot this year; simply because I don’t want to go to work. I am 23 and work 1 hour away from my house, so if its “dangerous at all” (that’s what my boss says), I get to stay home. Bring on the snow

495 Jaime McLeod { 12.01.11 at 11:53 am }

We don’t predict earthquakes, Karen. Sorry.

496 karen { 11.30.11 at 2:01 pm }

Hi, I live just a few miles from the epicenter of the august east coast earthquake in mineral, VA, just wondering if you have any predictions for any future quakes?

497 karen { 11.30.11 at 1:57 pm }

I live just outside the town of mineral VA, a few miles from the epicenter of the august east coast earthquake. Just wondering if you have any predictions of any future quakes for our area? I’ve heard rumored predictions of a possible larger quake.

498 christian bates { 11.30.11 at 10:41 am }

When will be Louisville first big snow storm?

499 Jaime McLeod { 11.30.11 at 12:58 pm }

You can see up to four months of our predictions for free here:

500 Lindsey Johnson { 11.29.11 at 9:32 pm }

I live near Dayton, Oh. I’m getting married on Dec. 30. I would love a little snow. Any chances?

501 Lisa { 11.29.11 at 5:44 pm }

Can you please tell what type of winter we will be having in the Ohio valley area.

502 michelle { 11.29.11 at 4:31 pm }

Any predictions on Spring in Michigan…early? late?

503 john lampman { 11.29.11 at 2:45 pm }

I live in north central pa and love to ride snowmobile will thier be any snow for us

504 melissa { 11.29.11 at 1:18 pm }

We were just wondering if Salisbury north Carolina and Kannapolis north Carolina will see any snow this winter? We really hope so!!! Thanks so much!!

505 Carl L. Swartzfager { 11.29.11 at 1:03 pm }

thrilled that i found this web site, as i am a hunter and was wondering what this winter has in store for the Northwestern part of Pennsylvania.

506 Maria Stearns { 11.28.11 at 9:51 pm }

How does Saturday January 14, 2012 look like for southeastern Wisconsin? Snow, ice, sleet? We have a very important celebration at a reception hall?

507 Jaime McLeod { 11.28.11 at 3:22 pm }

Kim, You can see predictions for the next four months here:

508 Kim { 11.27.11 at 11:57 pm }

We’re having a New Years Day wedding in Cleveland, Ohio. What’s the predicted temp?

509 Cheyennnne { 11.27.11 at 10:36 pm }

How about North Carolina? Near Winston towards MT. Airy would be good to know. I want snow soon!!

510 matt { 11.27.11 at 3:49 pm }

What is the winter forecast for Missouri

511 Amy { 11.27.11 at 2:00 pm }

How will Long Island Ny be? Just curioud

512 Ryan { 11.27.11 at 10:35 am }

I live in Southern Illinois and was wondering white winter for us?

513 tom parker { 11.27.11 at 9:04 am }

i believe nature as God intended it tells the story. about 1 week ago i saw a “wooly” worm that was brown with a black band @ both ends. doesn’t that indicate a comming weather forcast?

514 Marie { 11.26.11 at 4:40 pm }

What is the forecast for the Twin Cities? Originally from the west coast, I’m dreading the winter and looking for a bit of optimism.

515 mason { 11.26.11 at 2:52 pm }

dont forget louisiana

516 Lindsey { 11.26.11 at 11:29 am }

What is expected for arkansas??

517 Allan { 11.26.11 at 10:39 am }

how about maryland?

518 Renae { 11.26.11 at 10:36 am }

What does the forecast say for South Dallas? I’m looking to be settled in by late February.

519 cheryl in charlottesville,virginia { 11.26.11 at 10:14 am }

WhTaboutsnow&ice in the shenandoah & peidmont areas of central Virginia?

520 Chane { 11.26.11 at 9:49 am }

Last year Philadelphia Pa got over 50 inches of snow. The year before was similar. Is 2012 going to be as bad?

521 carol { 11.26.11 at 8:40 am }

What weather will long island ny get

522 Heath { 11.25.11 at 9:36 pm }

Im from Sioux City Iowa NW. I own a snow removal business. What can we except for snow fall this year?

523 Jeremy { 11.25.11 at 6:04 pm }

Hi I’m in Jonesboro Arkansas knowing our weather is always hit or miss what can you tell me about this year as far as winter precip? Do we need to expect another ice event or just rain and little to no snow?

524 Dusty Ogden { 11.24.11 at 1:13 am }

I live in Huntington,West Virginia. What’s the outlook for us?

525 Tony { 11.24.11 at 12:20 am }

What’s the snow prediction for Minnesota ?

526 tasha { 11.23.11 at 4:55 pm }

Fredericksburg Virginia. I hope lots of snow?

527 Mike { 11.23.11 at 7:21 am }

I live near chicago what kind of snow are we looking at this year.

528 Joe Sassman { 11.22.11 at 9:42 pm }

i am in central illinois. is there going to be alot of snow?

529 Thaddeus { 11.22.11 at 7:40 pm }

I’m from the suburbs of Detroit mi and near lake Erie our snowfall and rain our some the coldest the way its been raining and the constant wind blowing to 25 to 35 mph gust we already now were in for it band you never know what tomm brings

530 Becky Weeks { 11.22.11 at 5:43 pm }

What about northern Alabama? Are we going to get any snow this winter?

531 Bethany { 11.21.11 at 11:02 am }

Was wondering about what that means for us in Bradford, PA. Will we get a lot of snow or mixed precip?? Thank you!!

532 Rebecca parks { 11.20.11 at 11:37 pm }

I live in southeast Oklahoma, what kind of winter will we have? Lots of snow, ice or rain!

533 Breanne { 11.20.11 at 9:09 pm }

Hi I was wondering if you could tell me about when the first snow fall will be in st.louis,missouri and how bad its going to be and are we gonna have a white christmas.

534 Amanda { 11.20.11 at 8:46 pm }

Hi I live in port orchard washington and I was wondering if we will have alot of snow this year? I really love the snow and really want to know

535 brittany { 11.20.11 at 5:25 pm }

when is it going to snow in south carliona

536 anthony { 11.20.11 at 3:24 pm }

what kind of weather can we expect in michigan this winter

537 Slpsld55 { 11.19.11 at 10:33 pm }

I live 25 miles north of Cincinnati, more or less snowfall than last year?

538 shawn { 11.19.11 at 10:32 pm }

Hey, i live in london ontario and i love to snowboard i am wondering if it will snow in december and about how much will be on the ground be by January?

539 becca { 11.19.11 at 7:36 pm }

How about the dead center of minnesota? Should I buy stock in the tow truck company like I should have last year?

540 Angelica Bravo { 11.19.11 at 11:19 am }

Hi I’m from northern Va and i wanted to know if we are going to get snow. I brought my puppy over from Peru last winter and found that she really loves to play in the snow so im hoping we will at least get a couple of inches! Please let me know what it will be like in northern VA. Thank you!

541 AJ { 11.18.11 at 7:20 pm }


542 Derek { 11.18.11 at 9:06 am }

Whats the winter lookin like for south central kentucky.

543 Aaron { 11.18.11 at 4:53 am }

Last year I believed. Y’all called for warmer weather here in Memphis. And we ended up seeing snow 2 times a week from Christmas. To feb 10th. I’m just saying. No one ever really knows but when Memphis. Usually. Has all four seasons. It means two things. In 20 years I lived here ice or one big snow totalling. 4 inchs or so

544 jim { 11.18.11 at 2:26 am }

I think it’s up to Mother Nature to determine whats in store for us. Look at the doppler and jet streams and you can predict the weather on your own. But only a few days in advance. Nobody really knows what is in store more that 2 to 5 days ahead. Don’t believe predictions they are only 50% maybe accurate.

545 Joey { 11.16.11 at 10:52 pm }

Hi I live in Louisville Kentucky are we going to have ALOT of SNOW……… like ………….mOre than last year …… Because I want to have a snow day sO I can gO sledding cause in KY we dOnt get to do that much

546 Wallace { 11.16.11 at 1:51 pm }

How about Tennessee? Around December. Will it be warmer then usual right?

547 Dianne { 11.16.11 at 10:59 am }

Hey! I live in Mesa, Arizona. When is it going to RAIN?

548 Kristin { 11.16.11 at 9:38 am }

I was wondering what the forecast will be for the Albany, NY area this winter. Did not get much snow in our area last year( directly south of Albany ). Would love to get out there and do more snow related activities this year!

549 Jaime McLeod { 11.16.11 at 9:20 am }

For those of you asking for more specific information on your local weather, I have stated several times below that you can get up to four free months of forecasts here:

You just need to create a free membership, if you haven already, and make sure you’re logged in.

550 megan { 11.15.11 at 10:02 pm }

Is there going to be any snow in Virginia this winter?? If so when can we expect the first significant snow fall??

551 Julian { 11.15.11 at 9:04 pm }

Again wondering if it will snow in michigan soon if so please tell me when

552 Julian { 11.15.11 at 9:03 pm }

Hi, I was wondering since I am a really big snowboarded that if it is going to snow this year in michigan and when is it supposed to happen.

553 Ty { 11.15.11 at 5:52 pm }

Hi, I live 30 min west of Philly I was wondering if we are gonna see any snow or just rain?
– thanks

554 Andrea { 11.15.11 at 11:23 am }

Is it suppose to snow on christmas eve?? If anyone knows let me know please.

555 Emma { 11.14.11 at 8:57 pm }

I like almanacs cuz they tell the truth most of the time and they are predicted by the motions of the moon.

556 Linda { 11.14.11 at 5:01 pm }

If I’ve learned anything by living my entire life in the Philadlephia, PA region, is that there really is no such thing as a quiet winter. We get a mixed bag here in what I like to call the “lower northeast” – not quite the “it missed us again” Mid-Atlantic (DC), but not the blustery winter extreme that is New England either. In the Lower Northeast – we get it all and it can all happen pretty quickly. Normally a La Nina would signal a slightly warmer temp and slightly higher percipitation in the form of rain for the Lower Northeast. However, last year we had a La Nina effect as well and the area saw above average snowfall. In contrast, just a few miles south (DC) missed out on most of the snow.

In the Lower Northeast, it’s all about the jet stream, where the low forms, if there is a transfer of energy from a wimpy front out of Ohio or the Great Lakes, and if there is cold air in Canada to pull down. We can go from 50 and rain to 28 and a blizzard in a matter of just a couple of hours. And, based on my experience, unless the Atlantic is unseasonably warm this winter, which I have not heard reports of, the Philadelphia region will again skirt the front line and be nearly impossible to predict with any conviction. Kind of like the October snow storm. Philly got .30 inches of wet snow, gone before it even fell. Less than 20 miles North of the city saw six inches that stuck around a couple of days.

557 Julianne Leigh { 11.14.11 at 12:09 pm }

How about St. Paul/Mpls this year for 20122/2012 what’s in store for us as far as snowstorms and amounts?

558 HiddenHand { 11.14.11 at 7:17 am }

So far it’s been warm-warm-warm in IA! Every cold front is short lived, and doesn’t bring temps down nearly as far as initially forecasted, while every warm front yields even warmer temps than were predicted, and lasts for weeks at a time before meteorologists try to say it’s ‘coming to an end’ because of an impending cold front – but then of course the typical pattern plays out, the cold plunge is weak and brief, and within a few days we’re right back to above normal temps for long stretches of time. This was the exact weather pattern for IA’s mild winters that dominated for decades prior to 2005/2006 when we actually started having *real* winters around here again, like in the mid to late 70s.

559 Wags { 11.14.11 at 2:31 am }

Ha! Wetter than normal winter in the northwest! No offense but so far we have had about half of the average rainfall up to this date. Maybe we’re just having a late start. Also, what is the probability of valley snow for the Portland/ Vancouver metro area? Specifically in the outlying areas just north of Vancouver but still in the valley.

560 Michelle Ross { 11.13.11 at 4:24 pm }

I live in bremerton Washington, what’s the expected forecast for winter 2011?

561 Susan { 11.13.11 at 12:07 pm }

Wondering about the north Alabama region saw some awesome winter conditions last year wondered if we can expect the same thing or different conditions this year?

562 Jaime McLeod { 11.14.11 at 11:36 am }

Ben, You can see more more specific predictions here:

563 Ben { 11.12.11 at 11:29 pm }

I am from Raleigh, NC and wondering if anybody has a more detailed 2011-2012 winter outlook forcast

564 BOB JASPER { 11.12.11 at 11:56 am }


565 garland { 11.12.11 at 8:24 am }

We live in the heart of the shenandoah valley, last year we had two pretty heavy snows, what does it look like for us this year? Thanks, Garland

566 becca { 11.12.11 at 5:00 am }

When i check. It said snow for yakima first week of november and it was wrong.

567 Stephen { 11.11.11 at 8:31 pm }

Just curious on how Maine is going to do this year it always seems to be 50/50

568 Amy { 11.11.11 at 7:00 pm }

Whats winter gonna bring us in seabrook texas

569 blues boy willie { 11.11.11 at 1:38 am }

Wish I knew what the weather along I 40 from Amarillo to Memphis TN will be around January 29th and 30th. I’m a contestant in the International Blues Challenge and I’m trying to decide if I shd drive or fly since its imperitive that I check in on time. Thanks for your best prediciton, please. BBW.

570 Austin { 11.10.11 at 2:20 pm }

Hey i was wandering how bad its going to snow in georgia i love the winter snow thanks guys

571 mcs31872 { 11.09.11 at 5:51 pm }

I just wish we could see some Christmas snow here in Bernice , Louisiana.. that would be so great because we never see a white Christmas and hardly ever have any snow at all.. ice maybe but that is no fun.

572 kristina jenkins { 11.09.11 at 4:46 pm }

I would like to know what our winter is going to look like for olaton ky that’s western ky

573 William { 11.09.11 at 3:36 pm }

Hi, I live in Bellingham wa. What is the chance for snow for this winter up here? Thanks!

574 Josh { 11.09.11 at 11:08 am }

What is Muscatine Iowa going to look like this winter?

575 Jessica C { 11.09.11 at 4:07 am }

Um, there is no wetter than normal in the Pacific NW. I can tell you our forcasr from now (beginning of November) till the beginning of June……..there’s little Bitty stinging rain, big fat rain, rain that comes down sideways, and sometimes, it seems like its coming right up from under you… quote one of the greatest fictional characters alive…..Forrest Gump!

576 Katie { 11.09.11 at 4:07 am }

Trish I have lived in Gainesville my whole life and never have seen snow .. It’s possible to have snow flurries but it’s only lasted about 20 min last year

577 jiji { 11.09.11 at 3:26 am }

How about Berwyn?

578 tasha { 11.08.11 at 4:22 pm }

How about in fredericksburg VA will there be lots of snow

579 resa { 11.08.11 at 2:33 pm }

I live near Seattle, WA. Many locals think were going to have a lot of snow this winter.

580 lolatufools { 11.08.11 at 10:29 am }

Why is everyone asking about their specific city or state? Cant you read a map?

581 Jennifer { 11.07.11 at 11:35 pm }

how does the winter weather look for northeast arkansas? I so hope we get some snow and no ice storns like we did a few years ago.

582 Jaime McLeod { 11.08.11 at 2:58 pm }

Todd, Portland falls into the green area on the map. Because of the moderating effect of the ocean, you guys generally see slightly milder winter conditions than up here in “central” Maine.

583 todd { 11.07.11 at 6:38 pm }

What about Portland Maine area? I see we’re on the fence. Just want to know your take thanx.

584 Weedsport Winter { 11.07.11 at 3:37 pm }

Weedsport NY had 200″+ of snow 2010-2011; I think they just stopped measuring. If we can cut it down this year to say maybe less than 3/4 of that, I would happy. I gotta move.

585 bonnie yeaton { 11.07.11 at 9:04 am }


586 Jake { 11.07.11 at 3:49 am }

Hi, what about te Seattle area? I see wet. But does that mean rain or snow?

587 Jeannie { 11.06.11 at 10:57 pm }

Here in north Alabamas 2010/2011 winter we had an amazing wonderland. Any chance of snow for our 2011/2012 winter?

588 Cindy Stratton { 11.06.11 at 10:43 pm }

What about central Indiana?

589 Sue { 11.06.11 at 9:35 pm }

Whats the winter weather going to be in Dumas Tx

590 todd { 11.06.11 at 1:06 pm }

What about portland Maine… We going to have the winter from two years ago with only one storm or last years storms

591 Colleen { 11.06.11 at 11:39 am }

What about central Illinois close to champaign and Bloomington?

592 jacob { 11.04.11 at 8:57 pm }

hey do u know when it will snow in the newton conover area in North Carolina?

593 Hafso Abdirisak { 11.04.11 at 8:37 pm }

I live in Seattle Washington. its usually very wet and windy here but we don’t get a lot of snow. Is it going to snow this year?

594 Jennifer { 11.04.11 at 4:34 pm }

I live in Monroe, WA, are we going to get any snow this year or just more rain?

595 Brian { 11.03.11 at 11:23 pm }

Last February we had 16 inches of snow in Ellis County (Texas). Can we expect the same this winter?

596 Kim~ { 11.03.11 at 3:32 pm }

What about west central Indiana? …what’s the prediction?

597 Anthonypilone01 { 11.03.11 at 3:16 pm }

I do not agree with what it would say for the mid-atlantic. It’ll be story, yes. but I do not agree, but above normal snowfall – snowier than this.

598 lisa { 11.03.11 at 12:47 pm }

Can you tell me, what your weather prediction is for the Ohio Valley area, 2011-2012
Thank you!!

599 lOUISA ANDEXLER { 11.02.11 at 5:52 pm }


600 S rider { 11.02.11 at 5:12 pm }

Wow people, the weather is a naturally occurring thing, not something the good people of FA have control over. It is not their fault that millions are without power because of an early storm. Just sayin’.

601 jamie { 11.02.11 at 1:57 pm }

So pretty much move to the southern hemisphere until May, right?

602 JANET JACKSON { 11.02.11 at 1:32 pm }

we are having a Fall Festival Nov.12 2011 in Sunset Tx. We need to know what the weather will be like , to have it inside or outdoors. Thank you Janet Jackson

603 Jaime McLeod { 11.03.11 at 12:34 pm }

You can see our forecast for that date here:

604 JANET JACKSON { 11.02.11 at 1:29 pm }

I need to know what the weather will be on Nov.12 2011.In Sunset Tx.76270

605 Alisha { 11.02.11 at 1:25 pm }

How’s the weather gonna be in southern Missouri? Also planning on going on a cruise from Florida to the Bahamas at the end of January how will the weather be then as well?

606 Jaime McLeod { 11.02.11 at 12:16 pm }

VLO- We only publish one winter map. You might be looking at last year’s map, or one put out by another almanac.

607 VL0 { 11.02.11 at 11:07 am }

Im confused, there are some outlook maps shows Virginia Beach in the mild part and some not, I can’t wait for some snow and hot chocolate on the side.

608 Robin { 11.01.11 at 10:24 pm }

Please bring snow and cold this year and help me with my hot flashes!!!

609 Pamela { 11.01.11 at 5:45 pm }

i am in the lakes region Laconia New Hampshire whats our weather looking like for 2011-2012?

610 CT Coast { 11.01.11 at 3:17 pm }

Don’t see how “prediction came through”, yes Northeast got pounded last winter but FA predicted average snowfall.

611 ellen clency { 11.01.11 at 2:57 pm }

Considering the major snow storm that pounded the Northeast this past weekend, when do you expect that Chicago, Illinois will have its first snow of the season? and how bad will it be?

612 chris { 11.01.11 at 8:26 am }

Hey I’m in winchester va in the shenandoah valley and would like to know what type of winter were expecting here.



613 blake { 10.31.11 at 10:42 pm }

when will oklahoma city area get its share of winter snow. How much snow fall should we expect?

614 DENISE LELKO { 10.31.11 at 11:26 am }


615 JClem { 10.30.11 at 11:15 pm }

How much snow will we get in Central Virginia…Bedford county, campbell county, goode, and Lynchburg

616 lew { 10.30.11 at 7:08 pm }

Hello, Can you tell me what the weather for the New jersey & Philadelphia area is going to by like in 2011&2012 season?

617 casey { 10.30.11 at 6:48 pm }

Hey I plow in MN and I am just wondering what the snow is going to be like this year ?

618 m nickerson { 10.30.11 at 4:25 pm }

How bad will it be in the Ohio valley northern panhandle of west Virginia wheeling

619 Yolanda Henry { 10.30.11 at 2:36 pm }

How much rain on the Central Coast of California-SF bay and Monterey Bay areas forecast for this winter.

620 wwhite { 10.30.11 at 2:06 pm }

i was wondering about the snow fall and the weather this year in 2011-2012 in northeast tennessee going to be like

621 Stephen { 10.30.11 at 1:03 pm }


What can I expect in southern maine, I would love to have all the snow and cold temps I can get. Recent years have been terrible for snowmobiling, lack of snow and warm temps have ended the season early, what can i expect this year?

622 RENE { 10.30.11 at 11:04 am }

are we supposed to get snow in main this year??

623 Jaime McLeod { 10.31.11 at 8:45 am }

Actually, David, we did predict that snow would fall in the Northeast over the closing days of October.

624 David { 10.30.11 at 9:58 am }

Dear FA you need to think about updating your system. The Earth axis has shifted and thus the weather paterns have also adjusted. from where I am in Southern Indiana I can already tell we are in for a long hard winter. Packed with Snow. Do you beleave the Persimon seeds can predict the winter weather of the advancing year? so far all I have seen are spoons. Not Knives or Forks. also last year your forcast was off. so how can we rely on your forcast this year.. I figure it is all hit or miss. by the way did you predict an early snow fall for new york and surounding states? because as of yesterday October 29 2011 2.1 milion are with out power as more than 2 foot of snow has already fallen. so dear sirs and Mams of FA fix your system.

625 nikthered { 10.30.11 at 9:49 am }

I’m getting married at the end of March in 2012. How bad will the weather be???

626 adrian { 10.30.11 at 3:13 am }

okay so we are going to get snow for Washington for pierce county

627 Kandacr { 10.30.11 at 12:36 am }

I read the comments and didn’t see anything about the South Puget Sound area of Western Washington, so I hope this isn’t a repeat. I live in Olympia, WA and am curious as to what we can expect. I love the weather here, true Western Washingtonian right here 🙂 So I would not mind extra rain or snow this year!

628 Henry { 10.29.11 at 3:00 pm }

Looking for winter forcast for Chicago 2012…if possible thanks.

629 Krystal { 10.29.11 at 10:49 am }

Any snow to break the rain up in Oregon or Washington??

630 Krystal { 10.29.11 at 10:47 am }

Ok so will the PNW be getting any snow this year? Please something to break up the rain!!

631 hilary { 10.29.11 at 6:54 am }

I live in southeast iowa.what is the prediction for that area this winter 2011-2012?

632 leslie davio { 10.28.11 at 5:29 pm }

i live in winooski vermont can you please tell me how it’s going to be my fiance and i have a bet going that it will be a very mild winter can you help in this please

633 James { 10.27.11 at 11:54 pm }

I was reading that the pac nw will experience wetter than normal weather. Are you thinking that will be in the form of rain or snow? Does it look as though it will be could enough to facilitate that or warmer and rainy?

634 Tina { 10.27.11 at 11:42 pm }

What does it look like for South Bend,Indiana? We got hit pretty good last winter! is it going to better or worse for us?

635 tina c { 10.27.11 at 7:28 pm }

How bout west central Missouri. Does your wet mean rain? Or snow? Love your almanac by the way I buy one from the store every year.

636 tony munton { 10.27.11 at 7:21 pm }

How’s the snow looking for coastal CT? I’m hoping for snow days my senior year:)

637 dianna hoskin { 10.27.11 at 12:52 pm }


638 Kate { 10.27.11 at 12:49 pm }

I live in the Seattle area, is there any news on whether we will get some snow this year?

639 CHRIS MORRIS { 10.27.11 at 11:20 am }

What does the weather look like for s.e. Iowa this winter?

640 Rick { 10.27.11 at 8:01 am }

What does South Central Kentucky look like this winter?

641 becca { 10.27.11 at 4:27 am }

In pnw wetter than normal does that mean yakima is gonna see more snow than usual or rain?

642 Chris { 10.26.11 at 6:03 pm }

I live in Pennsylvania the suburbs norhwest of Philadelphia I would like to no what the weather will b like

643 Nash { 10.26.11 at 5:46 pm }

What about NJ? We got HAMMERED last year!!!! There was a storm every week!!!

644 Joe Rauls { 10.26.11 at 4:11 pm }

I live in South Arkansas…how is our winter weather looking for 201-2012???

645 Melody { 10.26.11 at 11:33 am }

Hey I Live in Louisville KY where I work for UPS, how will my winter be with temps and snow? I work in storage and receipt of Glycol (Deice fluid) and would like to know what I have to look forward too! thanks


646 Dee { 10.26.11 at 10:27 am }


I am in Northern Virginia or DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) as others would call it. How bad is winter going to be for us?

647 Samanthachristine { 10.25.11 at 7:33 pm }

Hi Jaime… I live in central Missouri, east of kansas city, hows our snow forecast looking? I see it says very wet but I’m not sure if that means snow, rain, or ice! Thank you!

648 Jake { 10.25.11 at 7:24 pm }

I want a mild Iowa winter with not much snow or ice………. please, please with sugar on it!

649 Keith Lacroix { 10.25.11 at 5:39 pm }

Hi I live in Maine. I expect winter weather . will it be Ice – snow – rain which one should I be more prepared for or should I make A igloo and prepare for the worst . Thanks Keith

650 suzy60 { 10.25.11 at 11:16 am }

I live in southern California. Our winters are usually the same all the time. Some winters are very rainy, some not as much. I’m glad we don’t get really cold.

651 Brandy Goates { 10.24.11 at 11:46 am }

I was wondering when Dover, Arkansas would get the first snow??

652 joelle kelly { 10.24.11 at 10:41 am }

I live in the North of Ontario , We have seen the wasp nest up high this year , But all the Bee`s next were all on the ground , i have counted the fogs and there was not that much to count , and our Gees are still here they have not left yet , What does this all mean ??

653 Mandie { 10.24.11 at 9:09 am }

I Live in Roanoke VA, can’t wait hope to get some snow

654 Lynn { 10.23.11 at 1:18 pm }

Snow prediction for Mont airy, md

655 anthony { 10.22.11 at 6:54 pm }

that is wrong. Texas is suppose to be dry and above normal temps. The north east is supposed to be a little below temps and way above average snow fall.

656 Boise { 10.22.11 at 12:01 pm }

Idaho will be very cold with lots of snow this year…is what I’m hearing. 🙂 It will be nice to have fresh snow for Christmas so all the kids can play in the snow.

657 jake { 10.22.11 at 5:42 am }

In south central pennsylvania I’ve been “reading” the wooly caterpillars every fall for the upcoming fall/winter weather season…the sighting this year was a ‘coatless’ wolly that implied a long and mild wall, 57 degrees on Christmas, and a mild winter to follow.

658 Desi { 10.21.11 at 7:43 pm }

I live in Vandalia Missouri and I was wondering what I was supposed to expect for winter this year?? Hopefully not another blizzard like last year..

659 Rachell { 10.21.11 at 2:04 pm }

What will the weather be like for West Virginia?

660 Julia Aldrich { 10.21.11 at 8:37 am }

So Texas weather has been really rough. We’ve lost crops and animals on our farm. We lost most of our fruit trees too.
We live ne of Conroe, Texas. Is there any hope for rain or cooler weather this winter?

661 Ken { 10.21.11 at 4:43 am }

I was wondering the projected outlook for Southern New Hampshire looks like for 2011/2012.

662 Kyle { 10.21.11 at 4:23 am }

What I mean by small snow events is 1-3 inch mixed events though if you live in a favored micro climate due to geography you will get more squeezed out with higher amounts.

663 Kyle { 10.21.11 at 4:21 am }

I bet rather then large snow events the Pacific Northwest will have several small ones where there is a lot of melting and refreezing allowing for ice days for the school systems.

With an active storm track I wouldn’t rule out an ice storm or two and a wide-spread wind storm 70+ which those of us in the PNW are over due for.

664 Kyle { 10.21.11 at 4:20 am }

Will the PNW mountains have more snow then last years bust-o-rama?

You should’ve seen the mountains last January when the inversion came melting any remaining snow pack that fell in December’s hit and miss storms. It was chilly in the valleys but almost 70F up in the mountain passes and even some places on the beach had 60+ spell for several days.

January felt anything BUT what mother nature said.

665 kathy { 10.20.11 at 10:36 pm }

what kind of snow is there predicted for holgate ohio for 2011 school year to the first thaw

666 mountainrogue { 10.20.11 at 5:57 pm }

Dude its always bad in Buffalo

667 debra { 10.20.11 at 2:47 pm }

live in georgia.wondering what kind of weather we are going to have next year.

668 wes { 10.20.11 at 7:45 am }

Also are we going to have another blizzard in Springfield Illinois !!!!!!

669 wes { 10.20.11 at 7:41 am }

Hi I live in Springfield Illinois are we in for a lot of snow this winter I plow snow and spread salt for ice need to order salt for this year thanks.

670 desiblay { 10.20.11 at 12:05 am }

I live in Southern Oregon in the Rogue Valley, we had a pretty weak winter last year. What does it look like for us this winter?? I am hoping for more rain and snow!!!

671 rodney { 10.19.11 at 9:06 pm }

I am in Indiana. How bad is it going to be for Knox IN

672 Lee { 10.19.11 at 7:10 pm }

My zip code is 58474 what is this winter going to be like for us?

673 clinton { 10.19.11 at 6:16 pm }

So how is the winter looking for the mid to northern va area then so far all. Ur predictions have been on point

674 Jessica { 10.19.11 at 11:57 am }

What kind of winter are we going to have in Council Bluffs IA/ Omaha NE area?

675 kay talley { 10.19.11 at 10:49 am }

I live in far east Texas Panhandle, Miami, Tx. we are like every where in tx, dry, dry,dry. Just wondering, the way I read it. We are in the southern plains, right, or central? If that’s right, it means, if I read it right we are going to have unreasonably warm temp, which will bring moisture.

676 Hailey { 10.19.11 at 12:37 am }

What about Luray, Virginia?? 🙂 lots of snow I hope

677 Tommy Dhamer { 10.18.11 at 9:50 pm }

When is it going to start to snow in minnetonka MN

678 Jaime McLeod { 10.19.11 at 8:32 am }

We had to stop responding to comments on this thread because there were just too many to keep up with, and because we believe our outlook stands for itself. You can see just by glancing at the map that we are calling for it to be “wet and mild” in Arkansas this winter. If you’d like more detail than what is provided in this overview, you can read our long-range forecast. We provide up to four months for free here:

To see four months, you need to have a free membership and be logged in. If you want to see more than four months, you’ll need to get the 2012 Farmers’ Almanac. We have print versions available for purchase here:
and digital versions available for download here:

679 Angie { 10.18.11 at 3:29 pm }

I was reading through the comments and never saw the response for AR. Will you please tell me if we going to have a rough snowy winter

680 Melinda { 10.18.11 at 1:27 pm }

I’m in the Dallas area. North Texas. Please can someone tell me if we are expecting colder, heavier precip this year, or, continue this killer drought right through the winter?

681 Richard { 10.18.11 at 12:00 pm }

Eve, Nevada is in SW Missouri

682 Leah { 10.18.11 at 11:00 am }

I live in…i guess you would call it “northern central” michigan on the lake huron side. Tawas city is the town.. Any idea on the weather for us for this winter? We saw a ton of snow last year, so just curious on what to expect this year! Thanks!

683 katie { 10.18.11 at 10:37 am }

Hello I live in SE Oklahoma, what kind of weather are we expecting?

684 trw { 10.17.11 at 9:11 pm }

I am wondering about the snowfall for northwestern michigans snow belt ,-gaylord, grayling area- as during the winter months i snowmobile….. will this season bring alot of snow, and will there be alot of warm ups like last year?

685 Tammie { 10.17.11 at 11:56 am }

What are the predictions for drought stricken East and North Central Texas?

686 Jaime McLeod { 10.17.11 at 11:53 am }

Hi DeeDee,
As mentioned before, you can see up to four months of predictions on our long-range forecast page:

You just need a free account and to be signed in.

687 deedee { 10.17.11 at 1:16 am }

I live in Portland. Oregon and my son is getting married in January. What kind of weather should we be ready for?

688 Jay { 10.16.11 at 10:00 pm }

I live where Ohio, Kentucky, and WV meet (called the Tri-state area around here), what kind of snow fall should we expect? Thanks!

689 Julie, from RI { 10.16.11 at 8:06 pm }

I live in Rhode Island. I don’t mind a warm, rainy winter. Anything is better than snow, especially after last winter.

690 paol { 10.16.11 at 4:25 pm }

well well, for those of you who have decided to stay in midwest, north east and even pacific northwest. what do you expect. YOU HAVE WINTER. I left it all behind forever ago to go to the southwest, california, hawaii and arizona and SAFE mexico, YES IT IS SAFE contrary to what our wonderfully biased media tells us. CHOOSE SUNSHINE and celebrate and be outside all year long. where you live. LIFE IS A CHOICE, thanks! have a happy day

691 ab { 10.16.11 at 7:01 am }

what about snow in prosser, washington lots or a little?

692 susan { 10.16.11 at 2:46 am }

I live in delphos ohio and was wondering what this winter has in store for us this year?

693 Emily { 10.15.11 at 10:23 pm }

I live in Portland, OR. I realize that we are located in a rain forest, therefore it rains over 9 months of the year. Still! It’d be nice to see some snow once in a while. Am I crazy or does it snow here less and less?

694 Justin { 10.15.11 at 9:58 pm }

What is the weather going to be for the western part of michigan like the thumb area

695 Tisha { 10.15.11 at 4:45 pm }

I am in southeast Texas and around here the weather folks are saying we are in store for a 9yr drought which I am not really believing. We have had a pretty rough drought here this yr including several forest fires. Can you tell me if this coming winter will truly be wetter than normal?

696 Helen { 10.14.11 at 3:30 pm }

I live just outside of Washington DC in the Fairfax, VA area. I have been watching the squirrels and chipmunks going crazy trying to stash tons of acorns and nuts the last few weeks. Their fur has gotten much thicker, too. I think I’ll order my snow boots tonight…lol.

697 Jaime McLeod { 10.14.11 at 3:34 pm }

You’re welcome to be skeptical, James, but wedding planning is possibly the most common reason people consult our long-range forecast. We receive hundreds of inquiries each year from brides- and grooms-to-be.

698 James { 10.14.11 at 11:40 am }

Jamie, I cannot believe you are going to suggest to Joan that she make wedding plans based on your long term forecast. There is no way to know what the weather is going to be like on January 12th. Most forecasts beyond a few days become less and less accurate. If you go beyond 2 weeks, it starts to become a crapshoot. I can’t believe how many people believe in the accuracy of these types of forecasts.

699 Jaime McLeod { 10.14.11 at 9:54 am }

Joan, You should be able to see that date on our free long-range forecast:

Members can see four months, and it’s free to join.

700 Joan { 10.14.11 at 9:32 am }

Planning a wedding on January 7, 2012 in the Philadelphia area. What is the forecast?

701 noelleifer { 10.13.11 at 6:04 pm }

I am in Boulder, Colorado. What is our winter going to be like and can we expect a white Christmas? Thanks

702 Burning Extermination { 10.12.11 at 5:02 pm }

im in Baltimore Maryland r we gonna have a heavy winter? id rlly like one cause i loves the snow, been waiting all year for winter to come!

703 Snowmobiling is life { 10.12.11 at 11:13 am }

Im from Aplington, Iowa when is first snowfall!!!

704 Really wants snow :( { 10.12.11 at 10:46 am }

How bout Minnesota???? I wanna ski!!!

705 Krystal { 10.12.11 at 10:22 am }

Fall color has hit here really early this year…we started having chilly nights in August of low 50’s and thats not normal for our area. ALL the wooly worms here in South Central Missouri (Fort Leonard Wood area) have been solid black, many of them large sized. No One has seen ANY with any brown on them. Persimmons when cut open are showing spoons. I’m not sure about all the folk tales of course but they all seem to be lining up with the Farmers Almanac Forcasts. You can feel it in the air….we have a bad winter coming…but we’re overdue for one so I am not suprised….I’m just preparing our household….~!!! 🙂

706 Jaime McLeod { 10.12.11 at 9:48 am }

We didn’t say there would be no snow. Just that temperatures would be milder than normal.

707 John { 10.11.11 at 7:15 pm }

this cant be true how can there not be any snow in philly

708 John { 10.11.11 at 7:13 pm }

Nooooooooooo i live in philly and i snow blow during the winters does this mean there isnt going to be any snow there just rain ??????

709 salman550 { 10.11.11 at 5:19 pm }

northeast including dc va is getting revenge back from summer

710 Eve { 10.11.11 at 4:04 pm }

Hi im from se missouri nevada missouri what kind of winter will we be having this year? Will it be anything like last year with the real fridgedd temps and alot of snow?

711 Diane { 10.09.11 at 11:56 pm }

My family lives in NW IA & SE SD. What does the 2011/2012 Winter forecast look like for us? We live between Sioux City, IA & Sioux Falls, SD. Are we in for above average snow & below or normal temps? What about winds/blizards?

712 shane { 10.09.11 at 2:32 pm }

Hi my name is shane im down a little further south than most questions but i am from florence alabama in lauderdale county and we had an unexpected 12 inches of snow last year overnight and i was wondering how it was looking on the snowy side of things for my area this year thanks, shane

713 Brenda { 10.09.11 at 5:07 am }

Would really love to see snow in the west. I’m in Kuna Idaho west Ada county and it seems like we are getting less snow every year. I know you don’t control the weather but more presise weather report would be nice.

714 Kaylee { 10.08.11 at 9:59 pm }

How much snow will there be this year for central Utah?

715 Jpetty { 10.08.11 at 6:42 pm }

What kind of temps are we talking about in south east Michigan,also more or less snow than last yr?

716 Jaime McLeod { 10.06.11 at 9:00 am }

Brandon, once we issue our weather forecasts, we never adjust them.

717 Brandon Lade { 10.06.11 at 12:04 am }

Is a snowy and average temperature winter still expected for my are (Cleveland OH)? I’m looking for an update since it’s been over a month since the outlook was posted.

718 Im Stupid { 10.05.11 at 8:44 pm }

Hi, I’m stupid. What kind of where will I have?

719 Norma cheran { 10.05.11 at 2:38 pm }

I live near Pittsburgh penna, what kind of winter will we have.

720 Heather clay { 10.05.11 at 1:41 pm }

Hi I live in fort leonard wood Missouri area, what kind of winter are we possibly looking at this year?

721 Shylah { 10.05.11 at 11:13 am }

I’m in northern CA, we expect this winter to be a long, cold and wet one this year, we saw the birds flying south starting back in begining to mid september, we usualy see them fly south sometime in late september/early october, how bad will it be here this winter? Last winter was pretty bad due to all the snow and freezing weather. Thanks!

722 Brandy { 10.04.11 at 11:12 pm }

I live in Baltimore, Maryland. Whats predicted for that area?

723 Heather clay { 10.04.11 at 1:08 pm }

Hi I am in Missouri I was wondering if we r expecting more than normal snow or more than normal rain and ice?

724 powerhound { 10.04.11 at 12:25 am }

Hi, was wondering what the winter will be like for the Colorado rocky mountains?

725 Brendan { 10.04.11 at 12:17 am }

Here is my take on winter 2011 – 2012:

726 powerhound { 10.04.11 at 12:17 am }

What can we expect for the coloado rocky mountains this winter?

727 ryan { 10.03.11 at 8:24 pm }

Will we get a lot of snow this winter in Vermont burlington area

728 theresa { 10.03.11 at 5:32 pm }

I live in lansing,mi. What is our winter looking like?

729 John { 10.02.11 at 5:45 pm }

Was a skier now a snowmobiliet love to ride in ct and Vermont please tell me good news!!!

730 Ashley { 10.02.11 at 1:39 pm }

I’m in western NC, Mills River to be specific & wondering what we can expect this winter???

731 Chandler wilson { 10.02.11 at 1:37 pm }

Are you serious I HATE WINTER!!!:(.

732 Travis T { 10.02.11 at 11:38 am }

So what are you predicting for central/western Maryland? Please say lots of snow.

733 Judie { 10.02.11 at 3:40 am }

what can we expect in the Hudson Valley, NY as last year was horrible and this summer was brutle with humidy and terrible flooding.

734 casey { 10.01.11 at 12:28 am }

Just wondering how were looking here in the far and near nw burbs of chicago as far as snow goes? I’ve been down on my luck for work and looking to make some cashola plowing this winter please till me were getting belted worse then last year!!!

735 Jaime McLeod { 10.03.11 at 8:43 am }

You can see our Canadian overview here:

And you can get up to four free months of forecasts here:

If you only see two months, you need to either sign up for a free membership, or sign in if you already have one.

736 august { 09.30.11 at 11:10 pm }

I was wondering if you might have a idea about southern canada. If they was getting snow early. I was wondering for the fall migration season

737 Jaime McLeod { 10.03.11 at 8:44 am }

You can get up to four free months of forecasts here:

If you only see two months, you need to either sign up for a free membership, or sign in if you already have one.

738 Mary Dodson { 09.30.11 at 7:08 pm }

Hi I live in Zanesville, Ohio and I was woundering if the weather will be bad on Christmas Eve? My family and I are headed to Milton, Fl for Christmas and will the weather be bad down there as well?

739 Mary { 09.30.11 at 10:31 am }

Hi Im getting married Jan 28 2012..I live in Malverne, NY on long island….can you tell me if they are predicting snow?

740 gorge { 09.29.11 at 4:36 pm }

hey charlotte nc is supposed to be very very cold with above average snow sooo why rnt u predictin that

741 Nj snow { 09.29.11 at 1:47 pm }

How about new jersey please say we are getting alot of snow. Anybody know if we are??

742 Marriah Greenhalgh { 09.29.11 at 1:34 pm }

I live in a very small town near Mt Sunapee in NH that was damaged by Irene. What winter is in store for us? By the way, sometimes our school is the only one in NH to close.

743 Sue { 09.28.11 at 7:50 pm }

Eastern Panhandle of WV. We seem to always get something different than the rest of the state. What do you think for us for the upcoming winter?

744 Wendy { 09.28.11 at 2:34 pm }

What about the eastern Pa winter this year. Some are saying it will be very cold and heavy snows, and I see your site says above avg. temps and wet for the northeast?

745 Steph { 09.28.11 at 11:53 am }

What will the weather be like in Michigan this winter?

746 Missy { 09.28.11 at 11:52 am }

I remember seeing something from you guys one time about squirrels harvesting acorns and what kind of winter weather we are going to get. I am in NC and I have never seen our squirrels harvesting so many acorns so early. They have made a mess of the yard but are so happy! What does that mean for winter weather here?

747 Jaime McLeod { 09.28.11 at 2:05 pm }

Jaime, We’re calling for this winter to be mild in Tennessee, but there’s usually some snow each year, so you’ll probably get a little.

748 Jaime Simon { 09.28.11 at 10:59 am }

Just moved to E. Tennessee from Florida recently, can you tell me if there’s a chance my kids will get to enjoy snow for the first time this year? Thanks so much!

749 rose { 09.28.11 at 10:07 am }

I’m in central new jersey will we have lots of snow like last year

750 Kathy Leite { 09.28.11 at 9:57 am }

We live in Pittsburg New Hampshire what’s our winter looking like for this year? Lots of snow? I hope so!!!!! Love the snow.

751 Jackie Evans { 09.28.11 at 5:35 am }

I’ve been living back in Frankfort, IN., for three years now and so far the winters have been pretty mild. I’ve been feeling like our luck is not going to be this year. What kind of winter can we expect in this year for our region?

752 RosieMazacKrull { 09.28.11 at 5:03 am }

This will be my first winter in Lusk, Wy….what do i have to look foward to??

753 Robin { 09.27.11 at 11:36 pm }

How much snow is expected in northern Idaho? In the pan handle.

754 Jaime McLeod { 09.28.11 at 2:07 pm }

Nikki, you should be able to see a prediction for that specific day here:

If you only see two months, it means you need to sign up for a free membership to get the full four free months we offer.

755 Nikki { 09.27.11 at 4:06 pm }

Jaime I live in massachusetts and i am getting on my first plane on december 30th are we going to have a bad month in december?????

756 mary wimer { 09.27.11 at 2:02 pm }

Since va is really in between the northern and southern states…what am I really in for more the northern weather or milder southern…thanks

757 Jaime McLeod { 09.27.11 at 2:08 pm }

Sorry Debora,
We only offer predictions for the U.S. and Canada.

758 Debora Norton { 09.27.11 at 11:49 am }

Would it be possible to know what the end of the year weather will be in northern France? I know someone who will be vacationing there for Xmas.

759 chasity { 09.26.11 at 11:32 pm }

I’m in north Carolina in between the hickory and charlotte area. What do you think we will be seeing this year ? Thanks

760 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.11 at 12:59 pm }

Lisa, You can always see up to four free months of weather predictions here:

If you only see two months, it’s because you’re either not a member (it’s free to join) or you’re not signed in. Either way, you’ll still be able to see October 8.

761 Lisa { 09.26.11 at 12:01 pm }

Hello Jaime, What will the weather be on October 8th 2011in Manteca CA, I live between Sacramento and San Francisco? I have an outside party planned and hope the weather will hold out. The weather is beautiful now and the 8th is only two weeks away, but I’m a little worried. Thanks!!!!

762 Rochelle Pierce { 09.25.11 at 9:37 pm }

I live north of Seattle in Western Washington. I have been told we have the hardest weather to predict. That being said, I was wondering if due to the La Nina we would get snow this year. Our local forcasters are saying that its going to be wetter and colder than normal due to La Nina. Do you concur and do you see snow. If so, when would be the best chance for snow in the Everett area? I wait all year for snow. If its going to be cold I deserve snow. Would love to have a white Christmas….for once!

763 Randy Watrous { 09.25.11 at 11:50 am }

What about the weather for Zionsville pa in 2012? a lot of snow or little?

764 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.11 at 9:58 am }

Matt, We’re calling for a pretty mild winter in Mass. You’ll have to head to Maine, NH, Vermont, or Northern New York if you want good skiing this year.

765 matt souza { 09.24.11 at 9:49 pm }

i am wondering after an awsome ski season last year could we see that again. in new england this year.
also do we have a good chance of seeing normal or above normal snowfall this winter season here in northeast mass. i really want snow days this year.The reason being is that i do not have to make them up like last year.

766 Gretchen { 09.24.11 at 7:51 pm }

How about central Ohio?

767 Maureen Malloy { 09.24.11 at 6:57 pm }

I live in the Great North Woods of NH (Colebrook to be exact), what is our winter weather looking like for 2011-2012? Thanks for your help.

768 cheryl in charlottesville,virginia { 09.24.11 at 6:51 pm }

What about snow storms for the shenamdoah valley?

769 cheryl in charlottesville,virginia { 09.24.11 at 6:45 pm }

When is first & second snow of winter for the shenandoah valley?

770 Jeff { 09.23.11 at 8:40 pm }

Hey, I was wondering how bad Chicago area is going to hit. I am just starting to plow this winter and would love to know what kind of storms I’m going to be in! Thanks, Jeff

771 Jaime McLeod { 09.23.11 at 3:13 pm }

Jenni – You can get up to four months of our long-range forecast for free here:

To everyone else asking about the winter, please look at what we say above, and especially at the map. If you want more detail than that, you can get it for free at the link I just posted above, or pick up at copy of the 2012 Almanac for the full 16-month forecast. You can buy one in our store here:

Or find one using the store locator on our homepage, or get a digital edition of our forecast (for Nook, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Google Books) here:

772 Ellen { 09.23.11 at 11:05 am }

I live in Indianapolis IN and what kind of weather should we expect here in Indy? We got blasted last year w/snow and ice. yuk! Our summer was about the same as last year, hot/dry (43 days above 90 degress) then the winter was brutal. What can we look for this year? a repeat of last? (think NOT!)

773 forest { 09.22.11 at 10:24 pm }

I live in SE Michigan and hope we get LOTS OF SNOW. I love the white stuff and after having to suffer through such an AWFUL summer am looking forward to Winter. Those that don’t like Winter should move south. Oh yeah, when you get tired of the heat and humidity in the southern states don’t complain to me! (That part of my comment is only meant for northerns who choose to complain about winter and then spend thier summers in air conditioning! That’s cause they think it’s so great to have the HOT temperatures around.

774 yancy Foster { 09.22.11 at 7:44 pm }

How bout north Dakota?

775 Steve { 09.22.11 at 5:39 pm }

Yea i dont know about this …… Caleb also said last winter that my area would receive less than average snowfall when in fact we set records!!!!!heaviest ive ever seen couldnt have been more wrong……

776 Aaron { 09.22.11 at 9:04 am }

Memphis, it is usually hit or miss here for snow or what not. What should I expect here this coming winter, Thanks =)

777 Anna { 09.21.11 at 11:33 pm }

What kind of weather can be expected for Pittsburgh, PA this coming winter?

778 Jayson { 09.21.11 at 2:08 pm }

I live in west centeral ohio are we going to get a lot of snow in the 2011-12 winter?

779 calvin { 09.21.11 at 1:01 pm }

I am in lynchburg, va. We have gotten more and more snow over the past few winters. Can we expect more of the same? I love the snow and cold weather, it makes for good winter backpacking and local snowshoeing.

780 Anthony { 09.21.11 at 10:47 am }

I agree Maryland will have stormy weather and having above average snowfall this winter, do to the effect of how much rain we had, in which is the wettest summer I have ever experienced by far, including the hurricane Irene that went through the east coast.
But, I DISAGREE we will be having above normal temperature!!!!!

781 Matt { 09.21.11 at 10:46 am }

Lord I hope not Misty, I can handle the cold but I would rather not have to deal with the snow again this year.

782 Misty { 09.21.11 at 6:22 am }

Lots of snow for n.e Georgia this winter?

783 Jenni { 09.20.11 at 3:20 pm }

Hi, can you give me an idea of weather from southern California through southern Oregon the week of October 11-17? Most concerned about northern Cali to/from Grants Pass.

784 David Jaster { 09.20.11 at 12:21 pm }

I live 30 miles southeast of Denver. Do you anticipate any significant snowfall in this area prior to Christmas?

785 Carik { 09.20.11 at 10:08 am }

I don’t know. We are in the Sierra Nevada (Sonora) and I’ve been hearing nothing but horror stories about winter. It can stay away as far as I’m concerned. Last year was a very long cold, snowy, power outage nightmare and the year before we had a snow storm a week for nine months. Summer is my favorite time of year and you don’t even want to know what I’m paying for propane (heat) since two long cold winters. I’m hoping it doesn’t happen. 🙂

786 Km Koesler { 09.20.11 at 9:37 am }

Oh God, I hope you’re right and the NWS is wrong. They are calling for our drought to continue through summer 2012. I like your prediction better. (N. Tx with less than 9″ rainfall since Jan 1, 2011 – regular 24″-26″/yr)

787 nicole { 09.20.11 at 3:55 am }

i live in michigan and last years winter was horrible.
up to 12 in of snow if not more. could leave the house.
my step dad is 5’3 and i almst didnt see him out there shoveling.
hope its tn that bad this year

788 K'lyn { 09.19.11 at 2:14 pm }

How about Portland Oregon? It would be nice to see some snow instead of rain for a change. Thank you.

789 Jaime McLeod { 09.20.11 at 8:15 am }

Sorry Christy,
We’re calling for “Considerable cloudiness, chilly, with showery rains” for the 16th through the 19th. But, the 20th is supposed to be “Pleasant,” so, just this once, I’ll hope that we’re off by a day.

790 Christy Clark { 09.19.11 at 2:05 pm }

I am planning a wedding May 19th, 2012 in Birmingham, AL. Do you know what I may expect weather wise?

791 Jake { 09.17.11 at 10:55 pm }

hope we have a very cold and lots of snow this winter here in colorado

792 Carol { 09.17.11 at 10:53 pm }

How is the snow forecast looking for Cincinnati, OH in 2011 and 2012? Nice and deep hopefully!!!! lol

793 Megan { 09.17.11 at 10:10 pm }

I’m from Charlotte N.C……Are we going to get some snow this year?!?!?!

794 Alissa { 09.17.11 at 9:03 am }

We had a very disappointing winter last year here in DC, only a total of about 6 inches of snow the entire winter. Will that happen again this year?

795 blah { 09.17.11 at 2:17 am }

i live in MN. and i hope average is as much snow as we got last year gotta love the stuff if you dont your not an active person

796 Brenda { 09.16.11 at 10:42 pm }

I moved from sunny California to Idaho why? I don’t know 🙁 but would love to know if we will ever get a good snowing in Ada county? I really want snow a lot of it with out having to go to the lodge. What do you have in the way of snow for lower part of Idaho

797 Debbie { 09.16.11 at 9:20 pm }

We live in Northeast Tenneessee, what kind of winter should we expect?

798 Ottis { 09.16.11 at 1:10 pm }

I live in Indpls. Indiana,whats the situation,for 2011-2012 winter weather,thx?

799 nikki { 09.16.11 at 7:51 am }

I live in Virginia will it be a heavey snow fall for us this year

800 Brooklynne { 09.16.11 at 5:18 am }

What does Colorado have in store?. Will my baby be born in a January blizzard?

801 Michael Cook { 09.16.11 at 5:05 am }


I’m in Flagstaff, AZ. I notice on the map that the Almanac’s weather experts are forecasting below average precipitation for the ’10-’11 winter season. Similar to last year? We were nearly 2 feet below average last winter.


802 Carrie { 09.15.11 at 11:36 pm }

I am due the end of Feb with baby #2. So what should southern Indiana be expecting then?

803 Katt { 09.15.11 at 9:26 pm }

What will Central Jersey be like this winter? I’m hoping for a warm winte. I can deal with rain but not snow!

804 musivick { 09.15.11 at 6:59 pm }

dryer & wrmer for coastal SC is great for me… i’m putting in 20 ‘Sweetspires’ for a investment of $280 on my limited budget…
it would seem that my personal shamanistic view into this project is correct (for the shrubs to flourish)… i wanted conformation that my landscape investment would be vital come next spring…

thanks for the forecast which favors my pre-determined plan-of-action…

805 daughlobos { 09.15.11 at 5:39 pm }

what about southern cal?

806 Laurie { 09.15.11 at 4:04 pm }

very mild and very wet for upstate South Carolina…I’m pretty close to the NC border so I’m sure in will freeze here so I’m guessing ICE grr…I hope no ice storms. Rather have snow. Thanks Love the Almanac 🙂

807 Sandra { 09.15.11 at 3:21 pm }

I live in the furtherest north western mountains of North Carolina, about a mile from the Tennessee/NC stateline. What is the predicted precip. and weather for us this winter. Due to our elevation, we’re not just plain ole south eastern US or eastern US. Thanks for any info!

808 Moose { 09.15.11 at 2:36 pm }

I live in Gillette Wyoming. High winds, and heavy snow are just part of life here. Best thing to do is prep for it. The only meat I have not pressure canned, is the neighbors dogs! My garden is mostly canned, or dehydrated already. I have plenty of lamp oil, propane, and bees wax stoves! My old ’78 dodge 4×4 has a new engine, and new tires! I say Bring it on!

809 Nicole { 09.15.11 at 12:02 pm }

Hi I’m from South Dakota and unfortunately these weather predictions are usually what we experience every winter for the last I don’t know how many years! Anyone that wants to experience a real winter come on over, most days we can’t even get out of our houses because of all of the snow! I love the farmer’s almanac!

810 Cheryl K. { 09.14.11 at 1:46 pm }

I hope your map is correct for Texas, we are in the worst drought I’ve ever seen and need rain deperately! Just trying to keep our animals fed is almost impossible. No grass or water!

811 Stacey Coyer { 09.14.11 at 10:53 am }

I live in Palmer, Ma and the amount of acorns that have already fallen and my dogs try to eat is an amaing amount!

812 JohnK { 09.14.11 at 9:35 am }

Everyone here is asking how there wether will be like this winter. Did ANYONE look at the prediction map at the top of the page? Geez.

813 Genia { 09.14.11 at 8:17 am }

Any good news on our Michigan winter?

814 Jaime McLeod { 09.13.11 at 2:17 pm }

Sorry, RB, our forecasts aren’t that detailed.

815 RB { 09.13.11 at 9:42 am }

Hi, I’m going skiing Feb 11-13. Can you tell me how many inches of snow each ski area in Colorado will get on those days. Thanks!

816 Ethel smith { 09.12.11 at 7:01 pm }

Weather for 11/17/2012 Memphis, tn

817 andrew { 09.11.11 at 11:48 pm }

are we suppast to more sonw than last year
22inches of sonw fall last year so dons that
more than did last year cause we got lots sonw
when jan feb were around 2011 whats any diffant
this year with the heavy sonw when jan feb next year

818 HEIDI { 09.11.11 at 3:27 pm }

When will we start to have chilly weather and are we going to have much snow this year here in cleveland tn? Thank you

819 Stan Bassett { 09.11.11 at 11:48 am }

I live in eastern Washington state, the map shows normal and wet, our temp in eastern Washington in winter can run in the low 30s & 20s for weeks which means SNOW, wet it is but Snow it will be, get out the snowshoes.

820 juan { 09.10.11 at 4:50 pm }

come on people they can barely predict tomorrows forcast and you guys are asking for 2012 forcast? ha!ha!ha!ha! thats the funniest thing ive ever heard of !GET REAL PEOPLE !!!!!! lets jus say that the way things have been and the way theyre now ITS GOING TO SUCK ANYWHERE YOUR AT!!!! peace!!

821 Brandy { 09.10.11 at 12:11 pm }

How’s winter looking for Denver this year?

822 Distin { 09.09.11 at 11:16 pm }

hi i live in fredericksburg va i was wondering what the winter would be like here.

823 Grandin { 09.09.11 at 5:39 pm }

Im in Northwest Indiana. And i been hearing how we are gonna have a pretty cold and snowy winter maybe worse then last winter. And The Farmers Almanac is saying avg temps. and a wet and white winter. I dunno what will happen but the winter in the great lakes area is allways interesting.

824 aufan77 { 09.09.11 at 4:34 pm }

Please tell me that some snow is predicted for east central Alabama…….plz!

825 mestaples { 09.09.11 at 2:06 pm }

Whats in store for us here in Texas. We need rain bad so are we going to see a wet and cold winter or a warmer than normal dry winter. I’m 60 miles south of Houston. In Cleveland, Tx.

Thanks Mechelle

826 Stina { 09.09.11 at 1:00 pm }

We are planning a trip to Tyler,TX in early Nov and returning in late Nov. We will be leaving Seattle WA in mid October and traveling to SLC,UT for a week and then onto Texas. We are concerned about the return trip in the mid to latter part of November to Seattle. The mountain passes are unpredictable so we would like to know the best way to return to Seattle. Thank you

827 Miryam { 09.08.11 at 9:50 am }

What about winter 2011-2012 for Chicago,IL?

828 Robin Sipe { 09.08.11 at 1:48 am }

Hi there, I am from Mount Airy, Maryland. I have been reading conflicting 2011-2012 Winter Weather reports. Some say heavy snow and colder than average tempsand others say above average precipitation with average temps. Hoping to have a 1-2 snowstorms with good sledding snow for kids…. what is your prediction for Maryland snowfall / snowstorms this winter?

829 Eric Scher { 09.07.11 at 6:03 pm }

I no longer live in St. Louis, MO but live in Anniston, Alabama now. I hope the farmers almanac is correct on the very mild winter. I hope we just have rain for our “very wet” winter.
I won’t miss shovelling snow!! I’m hoping for an early spring in 2012 but no F5 tornados!!
Alabama needs a long break from that.

830 Ashley { 09.07.11 at 2:22 pm }

What about Southwest Tennessee? Please say snow!

831 Ashley { 09.07.11 at 2:15 pm }

I have recently moved to Southwest Tennessee and am disappointed because from what I here they do not get much snow here! Are you able to help me and give me an idea on what to expect here this winter! PLEASE SAY SNOW!!!

832 kevin { 09.07.11 at 6:18 am }

What is east michigan to see this fall and winter. I can never truly understand.

833 Susi { 09.07.11 at 1:29 am }

What about the Pittsburgh area?

834 Lisa { 09.07.11 at 12:41 am }

Any snow expected in sweet home Alabama?

835 I. B. { 09.06.11 at 9:09 pm }

Minnesota what will our winter be like.?

836 Rachel { 09.06.11 at 5:35 pm }

I live close to Dayton in Ohio. My husband just bought a snow plow. Will he get to play with it much this winter? Thank you in advance

837 Roberta Bieler { 09.06.11 at 12:47 pm }

I live in hllsboro, Ohio, what kind of winter will we have?

838 Debbie y { 09.05.11 at 7:50 pm }

What about western kentucky? Please tell me no ice storms!?

839 Roger { 09.05.11 at 7:33 pm }

Live in Central OK wondering about are winter weather are we going to get much snow and rain.

840 cathryn { 09.05.11 at 5:50 pm }

I live in clarkston Michigan about fifty miles north of detroit are we expecting much more snow than last year? I absolutely loveeeee the winter so more snow would be incredible.

841 Dan { 09.05.11 at 3:50 pm }

I can’t remember the last time we had any rain here in West Texas.Any relief in sight for us?

842 Meredith { 09.05.11 at 2:41 pm }

I love cold cold winters and at least a snowstorm or two. I’m in Southern New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia, what can we expect?

843 Jeff Osborn { 09.05.11 at 1:05 pm }

Live in W. Michigan and do ski patrol at Bittersweet resort, Just wondering what we are going to be looking at in our area? Since we love our snow so much here in Michigan and we love to play in it, we would love to hear your predictions. Thanks……..

844 MelissaGB { 09.05.11 at 9:17 am }

Hi! I live in the geographic center of Ohio (about 45 mins or 35 miles northeast of Columbus) and want to know about our area. I can’t tell where we actually fall on the map (blue or lighter blue). I love winter so I am hoping for snow…rain, not so much 🙂

845 Samantha { 09.05.11 at 12:44 am }

Denver colorado??

846 Samantha { 09.05.11 at 12:42 am }

How about Denver Colorado?? Not mountain area, but down here in Denver?

847 sher { 09.04.11 at 7:43 pm }

For the winter of 2011—12, the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting “clime and punishment,”

says it all.

848 cody { 09.04.11 at 7:30 pm }

Mostly snow or mostly rain for sw Missouri?

849 cindi { 09.03.11 at 11:41 am }

hey there..I live in central Michigan, it’s calling for wet and white? I don’t mind the rain, better then all that snow of last year.

850 lynnbalderas { 09.03.11 at 11:12 am }

Hello I know the outlook for texas is wetter.but i wanted to know when will it get here to texas?

851 Deborah Bedard { 09.02.11 at 8:34 pm }


852 Jacob { 09.02.11 at 1:41 pm }

The past few years have been snowy here in Chicago. I’m hoping for much of the same. I’m TFA is going to be right on.

853 john wier { 09.02.11 at 1:13 pm }

i like the very accurace forcast in the northeast as i drive a school bus daily in all kinds of weather it gives me a idea what is goin on daily thankyou

854 donna bartimac { 09.02.11 at 12:46 pm }

this will be my first winter in central illinois after 30 in the rocky mts…should be very interesting to say the least…..

855 Sherry Fletcher { 09.02.11 at 12:45 pm }

Thank you!!! I think!?!?!?!

856 Mary { 09.02.11 at 12:40 pm }

I like the above normal temps (if I am reading the map correctly) but the stormy part not so much especially if the wet part includes freezing rain or ice. Would not look forward to another ice storm especially just getting through Irene. However, with that said I know you don’t control the weather so I will not hold it against you if your wrong!

857 julie Taylor { 09.02.11 at 11:32 am }

Hoping for rain and warmer temps in Maine this winter! We got pounded with snow last year!

858 amccuistion { 09.02.11 at 11:26 am }

I am in Alabama and I am liking the “very mild” winter! I can’t stand the cold weather! Good Job Farmer’s Almanac!!

859 Deb { 09.02.11 at 10:42 am }

In Oklahoma here. Definitely would like to see the very mild, very wet season! Hopefully will provide a better 2012 garden!

860 Valerie { 09.02.11 at 10:42 am }

I was really hoping for lots of snow again in Northwest Arkansas! I love to get snowed in for a few days of rest and relaxation!

861 Marjorie Volesky { 09.02.11 at 10:34 am }

Looks like the average for northern Kansas. Just let it get cold enough to kill all the bugs.,,

862 Alberta { 09.02.11 at 10:31 am }

I live in South Dakota, the land of extremes. I always say that we have 3 possibilities here…too hot, too cold and/or too windy. It is usually at least one of the 3 every day. The Farmers’ Almanac’s winter weather prediction does not surprise me and I’m pretty sure it will be very cold and above average snowfall. Gotta love winter weather extremes to live in South Dakota.

863 Bobby Dee { 09.02.11 at 10:28 am }

Hope we have cold weather for christmas

864 Ann { 09.01.11 at 9:25 pm }

What about Western Montana? Snowy or rainy? First snowfall anticipated?

865 Joel Bryan { 09.01.11 at 5:52 pm }

I live in central Iowa and your map shows “very wet” …..are you saying rain or that it could be in a variety of forms….rain, ice and snow? Snow I hope!

866 Jo { 09.01.11 at 4:28 pm }

Just wondering how the foot hills of nc will fair this year? We need a wet winter! If you can provide this, we would be thrilled. lol

867 shelley { 09.01.11 at 3:22 pm }

I live near Des Moines, and we had a real easy winter last year, so I was just wondering if we will have another easy winter this year?

868 Brandon Lade { 09.01.11 at 12:35 pm }

Demi, no need to worry! The forecast for Cleveland is average temps, not above average. And potentially snowy. See response to my own question about this below.

869 Amy { 09.01.11 at 12:14 pm }

Please, can you give us some feedback regarding north Texas? We are suffering a horrible heat wave, haven’t seen significant rain since Feb. and have record breaking temps over 105 daily. When will we see an end to the drought? There are acres and acres of fires now due every living plant and tree dying. Thanks!

870 jesse { 09.01.11 at 10:14 am }

need lots of heavy snow in pendleton oregon this year!!!!!!!!!!!! need a real winter

871 Demi { 09.01.11 at 9:12 am }

I’m from Cleveland – if I’m reading this correctly, because the temps will be higher than normal but with more precipitation, that means more rain! Ugh! We had over 50 days (out of 60) of rain last spring! Fingers crossed this is wrong!

872 Vickie Bowers { 09.01.11 at 8:35 am }

Hello there. I live in central Texas and would like to know the projected forecast for all of us down here please. As you know, we have experienced well over 70 days of over 100* days and no significant rainfall since Feb/March. Is there any relief in sight?!?! Your response is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

873 y.bell1927 { 09.01.11 at 7:20 am }

Bummer. I want a lot more snow for the mid-atlantic. I want another blizzard! 🙁

874 Donna Garber { 09.01.11 at 5:27 am }

I’m in Joplin,Mo and hoping for no ice storms or blizzards .

875 Angela { 08.31.11 at 9:19 pm }

I live in West Michigan at the 1st hump. It says we will have normal temps, wet and white. Does that mean we’ll have lots of snow? I live about a mile from Lake Michigan and we get quite of bit of lake affect.

876 Allison { 08.31.11 at 7:34 pm }

I am not pleased to hear that we may not get the snow in NM like we need to help the spring runoff happen and fill up our lakes. We have had a dry year and just now enjoying some of the rain. I am hoping for the winter snows!

877 Ron McLaud { 08.31.11 at 7:15 pm }

I’m a truck driver in oswego ny just wondering how the roads will be this winter last year really sucked

878 Shawn { 08.31.11 at 7:15 pm }

Hello I live in Boone County Missouri east of the city of Columbia. I would like to know what kind of winter weather we can expect here for the 2011-2012 winter season. Also does winter folklore really work in predicting the future winter weather some people claim it does.

If so, do acorns predict the type of winter we’ll have? Aside from the trees surrounding the house, all of the other trees in the yard, woods and up the hill from the house are acorn trees and they are completely full of acorns.

We have more acorns in the acorn trees right now than we did last year, and we had a blizzard February 1st 2011 we had nearly 20 inches of snow and that was without thunderstorms. Any chance we may have thunderstorms with frozen precipitation like snow this winter season?

879 Berta { 08.31.11 at 7:11 pm }

okay what about SW Ohio? I am in Greenville…..will it be wet or snowy?

880 Krista { 08.31.11 at 5:32 pm }

Whats it look like for northern kentucky in the winter months? i’m hoping for a lot of snow!!!

881 Virginia { 08.31.11 at 5:19 pm }

what about Omaha NE?? Snow boots for sure?

882 tamaraletcher { 08.31.11 at 5:15 pm }

How is the snow going to be for new Mexico and skiing?

883 Sydonia { 08.31.11 at 4:33 pm }

When will the drought be over with in Texas, I live in Houston,Tx

884 Nat { 08.31.11 at 4:00 pm }

Saw it. Thanks, I just missed it going up the page. Average temps and snowy.

885 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 3:53 pm }

Karen, Average temperatures and precipitation of Northeast Oregon.

886 Karen Salverson { 08.31.11 at 3:51 pm }

What about Northeastern Oregon??

887 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 3:53 pm }

Nat, See my response to Brandon, below.

888 Nat { 08.31.11 at 3:48 pm }

I’m from Northeastern Ohio. Just south of Cleveland, but north of Akron Canton. What can I expect this season?

889 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 3:52 pm }

Mild and wet, F Harshaw.

890 F Harshaw { 08.31.11 at 3:47 pm }

How about central Tx? Everything is bypassing us especially rain

891 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 3:52 pm }

Very mild and very wet, Paige.

892 Paige { 08.31.11 at 3:24 pm }

How bad is it supposed to get in north east Texas?

893 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 3:16 pm }

Cindy – The U.P. will be very cold this winter with an average amount of snow.

894 Cindy { 08.31.11 at 2:36 pm }

What kind of weather for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for winter this year?

895 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 2:16 pm }

trcooper – Galoshes.

896 trcooper { 08.31.11 at 2:14 pm }

Seattle, Galoshes or snow boots?

897 Brandon Lade { 08.31.11 at 2:12 pm }

I hope I’ve ready my area (and your take on it correctly) – normal temperatures and normal-above normal snow. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio.

898 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 2:08 pm }

Sorry, Terri – We’re calling for it to be stormy and wet with mild temperatures.

899 Terri { 08.31.11 at 2:06 pm }

What Kind of Winter Weather will Virginia have? I’m thinking hoping Snow not a Mix .I Hate Ice

900 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:14 pm }

Hi Dolores, See my reply to Vicki below.

901 Dolores Lara { 08.31.11 at 1:11 pm }

what kind of weater is in store for So. texas? we have had a horribly hot and extremly dry summer!

902 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:12 pm }

I’d say more rain, Jan, but there will still be snow.

903 Jan { 08.31.11 at 12:51 pm }

Live in Bend, Or. will we have more rain or more snow this winter??

904 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:11 pm }

Average temperatures with slightly below average precipitation for Colorado, Suki. Still, Denver usually gets so much snow that a slight decrease won’t mean much, overall. There will still be plenty of snow.

905 Suki { 08.31.11 at 12:24 pm }

What’re we looking at for the Denver, Aurora area in Colorado?

906 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:07 pm }

Don’t hold your breath, Laurie. We’re expecting a mild, rainy winter for Alabama this year. Sorry.

907 Laurie { 08.31.11 at 11:34 am }

what about northern alabama? last year we had a great winter…lots of snow…we want lots of snow again this winter.

908 omajayne { 08.31.11 at 11:31 am }

I totally trust my Farmers Almanac. I do my gardening, hair cuts, name it by the Almanac. Winter does not look so terribly bad for Va. Your prediction of Hurricne Irene was on dead center for the last of August for the East Coast. Thank you.

909 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:06 pm }

Hopefully soon, Ronna. We predicted plenty of rain for September.

910 Ronna { 08.31.11 at 11:26 am }

I live in south-central Texas where the drought has been terrible. We have lost our yard and most of our shrubs, and are trying to save our trees. When can we expect the much needed rain?

911 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:05 pm }

Vicki, that part of Oklahoma should be about average this year. Normal temperatures and precipitation.

912 Vicki landers { 08.31.11 at 11:23 am }

What will Winter be like in southwest Oklahoma

913 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:05 pm }

Hi Vicki, We think Texas will be very mild and very wet. (Here’s hoping!)

914 paula { 08.31.11 at 11:15 am }

Whats it looking like for Texas this coming winter? Around Houston area?

915 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:04 pm }

Hi Delores, see my response to twalkersbabygirl and Sandy below.

916 Delores Langley { 08.31.11 at 11:08 am }

We live in Springfield, MO –what kind of a fall and winter are we going to have.???

917 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 12:58 pm }

Hi Barb,
If you’re a member of our site (it’s free to join), you can get up to four months of weather predictions on our long-range weather page. (If you’re not signed it, it only shows two). That’s the best place to see the answer to your question about which specific days are best for travel.

918 Barb { 08.31.11 at 11:07 am }

Hello- traveling by car from Indy to Fl mid Dec – is one time better than another?

919 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 1:00 pm }

Sorry, Heidi, Should be pretty snowy in Syracuse this year.

920 Heidi { 08.31.11 at 11:04 am }

I live in upstate NY, north of Syracuse on lake Ontario. How is our weather supposed to be? Light lake effect would be nice.

921 jo ann { 08.31.11 at 10:59 am }

how bout s.e. iowa? rain and mixed or lots of snow???

922 steven louton { 08.31.11 at 10:59 am }

I love my Farmer’s almanac, but I find your weather information is way to generalized and usually wrong.
But I will keep on buying for all the other great information and articles you carry.

923 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 12:59 pm }

That’s right, Cindy, most of Massachusetts will see a mild winter this year.

924 cindy { 08.31.11 at 10:55 am }

live in the berkshires in nw corner of massachusets am i reading this right mild winter with more rain than snow???

925 Daniel Rackley { 08.31.11 at 10:51 am }

I live in central Oklahoma, and it has been abnormally dry for the past year or so. So, this winter should bring plenty of moisture (rain, sleet, snow…I don’t care, it all melts eventually)? And temps should be “mild”–as in not too cold, but still winter temps? I can deal with that!!

926 Tracy { 08.31.11 at 10:39 am }

I see you are predicting a “wetter than normal” winter for the Pacific Northwest. You were right on the money for a milder, warmer and very wet winter last year. I’m wondering if we’re likely to see more snow this year – and maybe a little less rain? Galoshes or snowshoes?

927 Mrs. Seal { 08.31.11 at 10:35 am }

What kind of weather will Maryland have this year? Hoping for LOTS of snow 🙂

928 Jerry { 08.31.11 at 10:32 am }

What about Omaha, NE? Lots of snow?

929 Heidi { 08.31.11 at 10:26 am }

absolutely sucks!! we live in colorado. DRY???

930 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 10:20 am }

Spokane should see plenty of both – rain and snow.

931 steve { 08.31.11 at 10:16 am }

when you say wet in the spokane wa area, do you mean rain and not snow???

932 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 10:23 am }

Trish, see my answer to April, below.

933 Trish { 08.31.11 at 10:13 am }

We just moved in March from Cen.FL to NE GA (Gainesville, GA area). Our 9 yr old an I have never seen snow. How likely are we to see some nice snowfall here this year? And about when is snow possible here?

934 Sandy { 08.31.11 at 10:08 am }

I live in southwest Missouri (Springfield, Marshfield area) and it looks like we are on the border of everything. What do you think we are going to get?

935 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 10:05 am }

Must be some other almanac, or a joke. We don’t mention 200 inches of snow for your area in ours.

936 Karen E { 08.31.11 at 10:01 am }

Ok, everywhere I turn in ND everyone keeps talking that they have heard from the Farmers Almanac that we are going to be slammed with 200 inches of snow this year. But, I have looked the book over inside and out and cannot find what they are talking about. Please tell me this is a joke. That is well over 16 feet of snow!!!! If there is any truth to this, I need to know so I can get my home stocked up so my happy butt can hibernate for the winter (and trust me, I would).

937 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 10:05 am }

Central Ill. – the entire state, actually – can expect average temps with plenty of snow.

938 lconheady { 08.31.11 at 9:58 am }

How about Central Illinois, Clinton, Champaign and Decatur? What kind of winter can we expect?

939 Aimée { 08.31.11 at 9:57 am }

Yes! I am still considered in the above average temperature area! It looks like Topsham, Maine is going to not be so cold this year! YAY!!!

940 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 10:07 am }

April, We expect mild weather for most of Georgia this winter. There should be snow in the mountains, and maybe a little dusting elsewhere, but nothing notable.

941 April { 08.31.11 at 9:56 am }

What about snow for North Georgia?

942 Brandon Lade { 08.31.11 at 9:56 am }

Near normal temperatures and plenty of snow? FTW! 🙂 Thanks.

943 Jack { 08.31.11 at 9:53 am }

Never mind. You just answered Brandon above. Thanks!

944 Jack { 08.31.11 at 9:52 am }

I happen to be from Cleveland, Ohio along with the Brandon guy who’s posted some comments below. According to the map I’m in the “normal temps and snowy” part of Ohio on your map. I really love nice stormy winters even if temps are merely just average. Since I’m between two snowy areas – Buffalo and Indiana, I’m really hoping I’m included in the fun here. But if you could let me know what you officially forecast for Northern Ohio, just like you did for Indiana/Buffalo, it would still be very much appreciated.

945 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 10:10 am }

twalkersbabygirl and Sandy – Given we’re calling for average temperatures, and Missouri can get pretty cold, I’d say you should see plenty of snow this winter.

946 twalkersbabygirl { 08.31.11 at 9:48 am }

I live in the middle of Missouri and you are calling for very wet, is that mostly rain or mostly snow. Is there gong to be any heavy snow falls for Missouri this year?

947 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 9:47 am }

Hi Laurie,
If you look at the map, you’ll see we’re calling for plenty of snow in western NY. Not to worry!

948 Laurie Nickerson { 08.31.11 at 9:44 am }

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This cant be right,then why is there so many apple trees and nut trees bearing fruit as last year they had none.I NEED snow,I live in western Ny and snowmobiling is what we do in the winter!!!!

949 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 9:47 am }

We expect an average amount of snowfall for Montana, Judy.

950 Judy Horner { 08.31.11 at 9:31 am }

We live in Libby ,Montana. both elderly Forecast for snow?

951 marie g Maroney { 08.31.11 at 9:18 am }

New England was very harsh last winter, snow storm after snow storm. Driveway was up to my neck. Does wetter conditions mean heavier snow? Marie in Connecticut.

952 Molly S { 08.31.11 at 9:17 am }

Could this mean an end to the drought for parts of TX and OK?

953 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 9:48 am }

I think you’ll be happy this winter, eastendmama.

954 eastendmama { 08.31.11 at 8:57 am }

Will we see lots if snow this winter in the area of Augusta, ME? Sure hope so…we want to play!

955 Deeter { 08.31.11 at 8:22 am }

So it looks like the exceptional drought in TX and OK are ending?? HOPE SO!

956 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 8:34 am }

We’re actually calling for a lot of snow over most of Indiana.

957 MercurialIN { 08.31.11 at 2:20 am }

Didn’t have much of a winter in Indy last year. Winter is my favorite season and I love big snowfalls, am I likely to be disappointed this winter too? Thank you.

958 Zack { 08.31.11 at 12:27 am }

PNW wetter than normal? Yep, we can handle it.

959 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 8:39 am }

Should be about average in Western Montana this year. Fine skiing weather.

960 run2run { 08.31.11 at 12:01 am }

Loooove to ski in Western Montana…how’s it looking?

961 Karen { 08.30.11 at 10:49 pm }

I live in the far SW corner of Oklahoma. We are in severe heat and drought. Are you predicting a break in this horrible trend? Hoping for lots of moisture.

962 Brandon Lade { 08.30.11 at 5:36 pm }

Or alternatively, what are your thoughts for Cleveland? – you can use a similar brief summary just like you did for Buffalo, that would be fine.

963 Brandon Lade { 08.30.11 at 5:34 pm }

La Nina figured in or not, does your outlook say near normal temps and snowy for my area (Cleveland, OH)?

964 Debe { 08.30.11 at 2:21 pm }

What will the weather be like in the NW corner of Arkansas along the I-40 corridor and the Arkansas River Valley? Thanx

965 cindyluc { 08.30.11 at 10:03 am }

Planning a wedding on 19 May 2012. Any specific news for that date for Southern Maryland?

966 Alissa Verner { 08.30.11 at 12:47 am }


967 Brandon Lade { 08.29.11 at 11:20 pm }

Just in general, should the conditions you described for Buffalo apply for Cleveland as well? I’m hoping you can agree I’m just far enough north and west to stay out of warm and rainy zones.

968 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 9:50 am }

Brandon, we expect average temperatures and a lot of snow for Cleveland this year. I can’t speak to exact temperatures. Our forecasts are meant to be a basic overview.

969 Brandon Lade { 08.29.11 at 11:18 pm }

I live in Cleveland, OH. On the map I see normal temperatures and snowy. Do you think temperatures will be within 1 degree F of normal and how much snow compared to normal would you expect?

970 Nathan { 08.29.11 at 11:13 pm }

Hello all! How about Cleveland? I live about 20 miles east and I plow. So a heads up would be awesome!

971 Jaime McLeod { 08.31.11 at 9:51 am }

mcl95- Chicago should see average temperatures with plenty of snow.

972 mcl95 { 08.29.11 at 7:34 pm }

What kind of weather will Chicago have this winter?

973 Jaime McLeod { 08.30.11 at 8:31 am }

La Nina is not figured into this forecast at all.

974 Mor Electric Heating Assoc., Inc. { 08.29.11 at 2:09 pm }

We would like to know what size of a La Nina was used when calculating this forecast (i.e. moderate.) Your forecast is similar to the other early forecasts we are seeing, however you have a smaller cold area and a bigger wet area.

975 Cate { 08.29.11 at 1:13 pm }

Wow. Thanks Jaime for the quick response! In other words, besides our lake effect snow we will also be in a favorable storm track for synoptic storms? Winter storms are the best!

976 Jaime McLeod { 08.29.11 at 1:08 pm }

Hi Cate, We’re expecting Buffalo to see average temperatures with a lot of snow this year.

977 Cate { 08.29.11 at 1:05 pm }

I am in Buffalo. How bad is it going to be for us?

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