2022-23 Extended Winter Weather Forecast

Winter is Here!

The first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, officially arrived on December 21, 2022. But how long will winter hold on? Here is the Farmers’ Almanac extended winter weather forecast for the winter of 2022-2023 in the United States (and links to Canada’s extended winter forecast below). 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!

As we predicted, the first bite of winter came earlier than last year’s. December 2022 has been stormy and cold nationwide. Active storm patterns will continue to develop and hang around for most of the season, especially over the eastern half of the country.

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!

Stay safe during severe cold weather. Here are some useful tips.

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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Washington native

The Pacific NW forecast was right. It has been very brisk up here the trees and roses are just now budding at the end of april. Looks like no roses for Memorial Day in Vancouver Wa.

Gary Tankersley

More rain, snow and flooding than we’ve seen in Ca. in 40 years, not quite drier than normal.

California Gal

Um, it’s been anything but dry and warm in California. We had snow that stuck last week in the Bay Area and haven’t seen this much snow in the Sierras for decades!

Last edited 2 months ago by California Gal

Nothing to write home about in Virginia this year. I think I counted 10 snowflakes.


Hate to say it, they got it wrong for the southeast not one flurry !!!

Darlene Southwick

Yeah we had gusher rains but no snow to even cover the ground here in N.E. Tennessee


Well I know winter is not over yet but so far for Northeast PA it’s been an absolute bust! Not a decent snowstorm to be had and looks like we won’t be getting one.


What is the rest of Winter Weather for Connecticut?


What is happening with northern Indiana (ft Wayne) to be exact with our snowy wintery weather? This is extremely upsetting to us all who love and enjoy all 4 seasons. Bring snowy winters back. My kids know nothing of sledding and igloos. All that I enjoyed so much growing up as a kid. It’s not the same.


Well, so much for this forecast thus far. Could not be more incorrect.


It’s been so warm in Maryland. I’m still waiting for a snow day! Please tell me there will be at least one 🙏🏽

Brandi Geddis

Will the extra cold streak affect the PNW/ Oregon? It say on this page we should see average winter but have gone from an extra hot drought summer to an extra cold drought like winter! ?

Laura Boyer

We’re wanting to travel on December 28th to January 3rd from Colorado to North Dakota. How is the weather going to be? What should we expect?

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mike oxlong

I really want snow in Texas I really hope we get a lot but not like the 2021 winter storm


Amen!! Love the snow but also want everyone to be safe. How bout a few inches for one day and no blackouts!!

mike oxlong

Will Texas get a lot of snow?

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Mike! Here is more specific forecast information for your region: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/south-central-us

Labreeska Rogers

I am really hoping we receive snow in the south as it helps with our bug problems also it makes for a wonderful garden year for the following growing season. When we had ice storms here in 2013 that following spring and summer. No pesticides needed no flea baths or med s for animals. also the garden hauls were working us like crazy as we just kept hauling in food and canning it. looking forward to seeing so cold temps.

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Labreeska! It’s so interesting to hear about 2013! Thanks for joining the discussion here and sharing with us!


Is it going to be bad in East Tennessee the beginning of march?🥺


a lot of snow this yeur

We’re right here in Ohio probably gonna get slam

We’re right here in Ohio probably gonna get slammed and I just got my car thank gosh you people be careful out there it’s a slippery one

Dave Pavlik

Ohio valley weather in January and February

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Lari Quigg

When will winter hit the far West Texas region near the Big Bend?

Ed Meredith

Dang it, forecast some real snow for central and west central Colorado! We are Sooooo tired of mild weather it’s not funny. What happened to our snow? What happened to our winter cold and winter weather? I’m sick of these California BS winters!


I fell in love with Colorado largely for the winters!


You must not have many critters 😂😂

NE Minnesota

Move to Minnesota. We’ll be getting plenty.


I feel the same way about Vancouver, WA


How cald is it or snow will we get in Nashville Tennessee

Evelyn freeman

Weather in the central valley of California in October 2022


Cant wait for the first snow. Think the eastern panhandle of WV will have a white Christmas? I hope so

Kim Neufeld

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


congratulations! the answer is YES.

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?


when is it going to have an blizzered in daffter mi

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

Debbie Gomez

David Nickols….Iowa must have received all of Nebraska’s snow last year then….let’s trade this year….lol

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.


*Track* referring to the location of the storm front – “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.”. … Which I’m sure will not be completely stationary. Good that helps, maybe see where it is closer to that time on your weather maps


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.


I live in WI also. How does windshield washer fluid help with frozen doors? This past winter was my first here and as I understand it was a mild one.


Many washer fluids will contain “de-icer” which is simply isopropyl alcohol. Any isopropyl or ethyl alcohol should melt frozen doors.


get siclone spray and spray on door weather seals all over they wont freeze shut.

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.

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