2022-23 Extended Winter Weather Forecast

Winter—it’s coming!

The first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, officially arrives on December 21, 2022, but that doesn’t always mean that the cold temperatures and snow storms will wait until then. So what’s in store? Here’s the Farmers’ Almanac extended winter weather forecast for the winter of 2022-2023 in the United States. Read on.

The Farmers’ Almanac 2022-2023 Extended Weather Forecast:

Got flannel? Hot chocolate? Snowshoes? It’s time to stock up! According to our extended forecasts, this winter season will have plenty of snow, rain, and mush—as well as some record-breaking cold temperatures! We are warning readers to get ready to “Shake, shiver, and shovel!

The first bite of winter should come earlier than last year’s. December 2022 looks stormy and cold nationwide with an active storm pattern developing and hanging around for most of the season over the eastern half of the country. (Maybe there will be a white Christmas in some areas?)

Winter Storm Warnings

What we hear more often than not is how much snow will you get? When will the winter storm warnings start? (And when will it end!?) Well, according to our extended forecast, there should be quite a few significant winter weather disturbances nationwide in 2022-2023. A few of these dates include:

1) The first week of January in the Rockies and across the Plains. During this time, we see good potential for heavy snow that may reach as far south as Texas and Oklahoma, followed by a sweep of bitterly cold air. 

2) January 16-23, we’ll raise another red flag for bouts of heavy rain and snow across the eastern two-thirds of the country followed by what might be one of the coldest outbreaks of arctic air we have seen in several years. How cold? Try 40 degrees below zero!

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How Much Snow Will You See This Winter Season?

Winter 2022-2023 should be dominated by an active storm track in the eastern half of the country, running from the western Gulf of Mexico to the northeast, across the Virginias, and across interior New York State and New England.

Areas south of the storm track (much of the Southeast) will see frequent storms bringing cold rains and a wintry mix of wet snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain—as well as chilly temperatures.

The I-95 corridor can be included in this winter mix zone with places to the north of the track seeing the precipitation fall more as snow and at times, a lot of it. This may be especially true over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes area.

Snow lovers will be happy in the North Central States as they will see a fair share of storminess during the winter season, which should mean plenty of snow for winter enthusiasts to enjoy (maybe even in time for a white Christmas?).

The South Central States are forecast to see some accumulating snow, especially in early January. The Far West and the Pacific Northwest will see about-normal winter precipitation; however, the Southwest will experience less than normal.

How Cold Will It Get?

The big takeaway for our winter season forecast is that frigid temperatures should flow into many areas nationwide—especially in the North Central region, where readers will certainly be shaking and shivering!

The 2022-2023 winter season may have record-breaking cold temperatures of 40 degrees below zero in some places in the US!

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Hot Chocolate Warning In The East and South

A cold December and a very cold January might make readers in the Northeast shake and shiver. But February will bring milder temperatures that should make winter seem more bearable.

The Southeast will experience some shivers, especially during the month of January. Fortunately, for the snowbirds, February will likewise warm the region to near-normal winter season temperatures overall.

Extra Flannels Necessary In Other States!

Winter will feel unreasonably cold for readers in the Great Lakes region, especially in January.

Farther south, into the Southern Plains, temperatures will average chillier than normal.

The Pacific Northwest will see brisk/cool conditions, and the Southwest will be the mild area of the country, with near-normal winter temperatures. 

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When will it Warm Up?

After the vernal equinox, when we should be slipping into spring, expect a lion-like end of March. There should be a wide variety of weather conditions, ranging from heavy snows to torrents of rain to gusty thunderstorms across much of the nation.

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Kim Neufeld

Northern California.. Do you think we will get rain to help us out of this drought?

Sharon Frye

Wonder about ky

Abigail Hinkle

When will the first snow be for Centeral PA

Geri Richey

What about east Tennessee foothills of the Great smokie mountains

R Etheridge

What about middle Georgia?

Cheri Zielinski

What is the 2022-2023 winter forecast for York County, PA which is an hour north of Baltimore, MD?

Melissa Sozio

I live in Newburgh In. And I love snow. What is our prediction for snow in 2022

Cassie Swanson

I’m SUPER excited that winter is upon us all!!!

Gina Miller

How will weather be in northjern Oklahoma?


It’s also been very dry this summer here with extremely Hot temperatures we need precipitation especially this coming winter


Last year central Nebraska barely got any snow I live in Cozad Nebraska and I sure hope for lots of snow to bring our lakes up this winter

Ezra Vanderhorst

I hope Kansas City gets a lot of snow

Tara Burgess

What about South Carolina??


Living in SC, we get WAY TOO MUCH wet weather. Hoping and praying for a cool, DRY winter.

K. Hanks

Weather in Galveston TX middle of September 2022?

Koty Guillot

Is New Iberia Louisiana going to have a bad winter or a snowy winter


Yes very much above normal snow season

Koty Guillot

is it going to have a bad winter in New iberia Louisiana or is it going to snow


Very much above average snow. Record like.

Springer Theresa

Could you please define normal. The average of how many years?


I-95 runs north south. What does “places to the north of the track mean? Maine? Anything north of North Carolina?


I had this same question. So hope you get a answer. My “common guessing”, I believe to be the same as yours. Maine yes, as included North.


I live in WI born and raised in MN and being 64 I don’t want to see any of that crap but I know I will. I need to stock up on the windshield washer fluid so I can get into my car. No damn garage and I’m not fighting with frozen car doors again.

J h

Don’t mind getting snow as long it’s not 2ft at a time. White winter and white Xmas is fine. Not bitterly cold either.


Live in Texas and do not want to see any of that white sh*t falling out of the sky. Keep it and the freezing cold far away from is.

Brett D

Hoping for a white Christmas in NJ and NH…


Living in New Mexico. Hope to see snow .


I live in Georgia and I am really hoping to see snow and ice down here this year. It really helps kill the pest off for the following season.


I’m in GA too. I love winter and we do need cold ground kill the pests. No ice since we almost always lose power because the lines aren’t buried.


You can have all the snow and ice that we get in Kentucky, you don’t even have to share any of it, keep it all.


Last year here in Montana the skiers and others said we need more snow so that happened The farmers said too much the forest rangers said we need more snow so the forests don’t get too dry so that happened and then Yellowstone flooded and the forests are burning.


There are forest fires every year in SW MONTANA…it’s part of the season unfortunately.

Neerav Trivedi

The Farmer’s Almanac always predicts a cold and snowy winter every year for the Northeastern United States, and have done so since God knows when. I guess they go by the famous saying: “A broken clock is always right twice a day”.

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Sandi Duncan

Not true! And in fact we don’t really say that this year – we do give an overall summary to try to recap the winter in one brief way, but if you check out predictions for the three months of winter you may see something different. And btw clocks are still very useful.

Sandra Brazington



I’ve sworn by Farmers almanac to see what winter is going to be like every year since I was old enough to read they are pretty damn accurate


Even, if some of us or most of us have a hunch or just know already what kind of weather to expect during any season where we live mostly, the radiologist or weather chasers take the time to inform others who may not even be paying attention to their natural radars. They prevent some casualties of “natural” disasters.


I hope we have a really mild winter with no snow


Not sure where your from Shawna, but I like your way of thinking, no snow and ice, just a nice mild, sunny winter, I don’t mind the cooler temperatures as long as it’s not minus.


Alabama is suspect might get snow around Christmas and Jan. Last Jan was pretty cold but no snow. Slushy sounds like sleet a nda winter mix. Haven’t really seen any furry caterpillars or shaggy bark. I suspect it will go into the 20s some nights but not all. I think it will stay in the 40-50 degrees. We never get leaf color change until the second week of November. Usually not really cold until January. I think it will stay very warm through October for sure.

Janice Richardson

Living in sw Alabama, when will we start having fall weather?

Leona washington

A hopefully white christmas shout from west virginia


I’m hoping for a good snow or two too. And it would be real nice to have a white Christmas season. BTW I’m from West Virginia too!

Ashley W

Kansas checking in…don’t threaten me with a good time!

In all seriousness, I’m so very over this heat. I’m very ready to usher in the cold hibernation season. BRING. IT. ON.

Brett D

I second that…. high heat and little rain in NJ has killed a lot of trees and the lantern flies have helped…. love the cold weather will take the cold over heat any day?


This HEAT!


You are calling for colder and wetter weather in December and January in the southeast, especially January. How much colder and wetter are we talking here? (I’m in north Alabama)

Should I be preparing for extreme cold and snow, or just a bit more chilly than normal?

Tim Dillard

You live in Alabama, I live in Mississippi. Prepare for winter slightly colder than last year with maybe a little snow. We don’t live in the Yukon.

Rick Bray

I’m originally from Georgia and have lived in Tennessee for years.

How in the heck do you lump Tennessee in with Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama when it comes to Winter??!

Charles Richard Welsbacher

This is from Kansas. Your forecast for the upcoming winter is upsetting to me. I don’t want a cold winter with a lot of snow. I’m even more upset that you’re forecasting the end of March to be more lion-like. Well, assuming that this winter is to as cold and snowy as you’re forecasting, I’m not wearing a winter coat or taking any snowfall precautions, anymore, on or after the first of March.


Sounds like us on the East coast need to have the firewood stacked by Thanksgiving. Those without a need for firewood, please have another emergency heat source available with extra fuel for up to 7 days. Recheck generators, make sure they start (should be done every month or 2 if not used) and keep an extra can or 2 of fuel available just in case. Power outages happen often during storms in any season. Have extra non-perishable foods on hand in case you get snowed in for a week or more. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the city, suburbs or rural areas, it pays to be prepared in advance. OH, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK ON ELDERLY PERSONS AND THOSE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN TOO.

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Max Power

Yes ma’am…..🥺

Kayden McCarty


Kayden McCarty

What will the whole state of Texas have another winter storm

Sandi Duncan

Hi Kayden,
What you see here is our overall winter forecast. If you want to see the month-by-month, zoned forecast for Texas, you can become a member or order a copy of the 2023 edition of the Almanac- https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships – but to answer your question, according to our predictions, it looks like the northern areas of Texas may see the biggest potential for snow/ice storms.

Richard Hayes

Weather forecast for DC area in fall of 2022 -2023

Sandi Duncan

Our fall forecast will be coming out soon – but you can also become a member of our site and get the entire year’s forecast instantly in your region – https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships

mary tschopp

What is the weather forecast for the I-25 corridor from Ft .Collins through Denver, CO?

Joan J

I can never quite figure out how southwest Ohio fits in…are we Eastern US? Central? Southern? Midwest?

Sandi Duncan

Hi Joan,

On this page you will see how we break the country into zones. –https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast. Yes, some of our zones overlap so you may want to look at zone 1. And as a reminder, the weather never stays neatly inside of zones as nicely as we’d like them to.

Joan Gignac

What will winter be like in Wisconsin

Toni Robinson

How’s the weather going to be in South Georgia this winter

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what will winter be like in Omaha Nebraska

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Tammy! Please take a look at our weather forecast page for Nebraska here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/north-central-us. If you sign-up for an All-Access membership, you will be able to see the details for your region’s long-range winter forecast. You will also receive a 2023 print edition with free shipping! Sign-up here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships

Cindy Hunt

What will winter be like in North central Iowa?

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Cindy! Please take a look at our weather forecast page for Iowa here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/north-central-us. If you sign-up for an All-Access membership, you will be able to see the details for your region’s long-range winter forecast. You will also receive a 2023 print edition with free shipping! Sign-up here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships

Molloy Beverly

How’s Florida going to be in the winter

Farmers' Almanac

Hi! Please take a look at our weather forecast page for Florida here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/southeast-us. If you sign-up for an All-Access membership, you will be able to see the details for your region’s long-range winter forecast. You will also receive a 2023 print edition with free shipping! Sign-up here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships

Koty Guillot

Is it going to be a bad winter in south Louisiana

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Katy! Please take a look at our weather forecast page for Louisiana here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/south-central-us. If you sign-up for an All-Access membership, you will be able to see the details for your region’s long-range winter forecast. You will also receive a 2023 print edition with free shipping! Sign-up here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships


I love my winners in northern lower Michigan. It looks like we’re gonna have a good one this year. Can’t wait for the snow and the cold. I dress for it.

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Ronnie! We’re happy to hear you’re looking forward to it! Be sure to send in a picture when it’s time. ❄️

David Lloyd

What does the Scripps Ocean Institute say about temperature changes?

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