Winter 2024 Extended Weather Forecast

Farmers’ Almanac Winter 2024 Extended Weather Forecast

Wondering what the extended weather forecast is for the winter ahead? Will there be a snowstorm or three—enough snow to plow and play in? Will cold temperatures bring shivers to your backyard? Here’s the Farmers’ Almanac Winter 2024 Extended Weather Forecast, including a winter weather advisory that you need to see.

Farmers' Almanac winter 2024 extended weather forecast logo.

The BRRR is Back!

Winter weather is making a comeback. After a warm winter anomaly last year, traditional cool temperatures and snowy weather conditions will return to the contiguous United States. (Be sure to read our winter weather advisory below.)

When Will The First Snowstorm Come?

Winter officially starts on Thursday, December 21, 2023. But that doesn’t mean the cold conditions and snow will wait until then. Did you know that meteorological winter starts on December 1? December 2023 is forecast to start out quite stormy. Our extended weather forecast calls for some blizzard conditions blowing snow into areas over northern New England, the North Central States, and northern and central areas of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

What about Christmas? What are the chances you’ll have a white Christmas?

Reason for the Return of the “Brrr”

There are indications that an El Niño (an unusually high-water temperature off the Pacific Coast of South America), will be brewing in the latter half of 2023, lasting into the winter of 2024. If we consider that alongside our tried-and-true forecast formula, it means that cold temperatures should prevail throughout the country and bring snow, sleet, and ice.

How Cold and Snowy?

Our extended weather forecast, which is based on a mathematical and astronomical formula, calls for below-average temperatures and lots of snowstorms, sleet, ice, rain for much of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Midwes areas of the country, as well as central and northern New England, especially in January and February. (Brrr…)

When will the first snowfall of the season be?

An unusually snowy and wet winter is also predicted for the Pacific Northwest. Should an El Niño materialize, it could direct the subtropical jet stream into California, translating into copious amounts of rain and snow across the entire Southwest.

Winter in the Great Plains and Rockies will usher in plenty of cold temperatures and occasional bouts of storminess, bringing widespread rains and snows.

Texans will need to bundle up, as unseasonably cold weather is forecast throughout January and February, with a possible major winter storm in mid-January.

The Southeast and Florida will see a wetter-than-normal winter, with average winter temperatures overall, but a few frosts may send many shivers to snowbirds trying to avoid the cold and snow back home.

For those of you living along the I-95 corridor from Washington to Boston, who saw a lack of wintry precipitation last winter, you should experience quite the opposite, with lots of rain/sleet and snowstorms to contend with.

What zone do you live in?

A snowstorm in New England, winter 2024.

Winter Weather Advisory

The following are a few winter weather advisory times that our extended weather forecast is suggesting you might want to bundle up, buy some extra hot chocolate, make plans to stay home, or plan a skiing trip.

  • The second week of January will be stormy, snowy, and wet for both the Pacific Coast and the Eastern States.
  • Lots of cold temperatures and some storms will keep folks in the South Central States busy during the middle of January.
  • Heavy mountain snows will cover the western US including the mountains on the Pacific Coast during the first week of February.
  • An East Coast storm affecting the Northeast and New England states will bring snowfall, cold rain and then frigid temperatures, during the second week of February.
  • Unseasonably cold temperatures will blow into the Southeast States mid-February.
  • Potential blizzards for this first week of March will remind folks in the North Central States that winter isn’t over yet.
  • Another East Coast storm will bring a wintry mess to this area during the first week of March.
  • A possible late-season snowfall over the high terrain of New England during the third week of April won’t be a fun “April Fools’ Day” prank!

Want to see the details of this winter weather advisory? Get the entire year’s forecast for your area of the country by signing up for a Farmhouse Membership (or logging in and heading here if you are a member already).

Snowstorm winter weather advisory map.

When Will Winter End?

March will remind us that the Brrr is Back and won’t let go too easily. March’s extended forecast calls for wild swings in the thermometer, especially in the East. And March could go out like a lion, with stormy conditions nationwide.

Snowstorm with pine trees and mountains.

About Our Extended Weather Forecast

Every year since 1818, we consult our time-tested weather formula to offer you an extended weather forecast not only for the winter ahead, but the entire year. Our goal is to help you plan ahead. Yes, predicting the weather that far in advance has its risks, and at a times, nature likes to remind us that she has the last word. But we do our best with the tools we have to offer you both these summary outlooks and zoned forecasts.

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Join The Discussion

What do you think about the Farmers’ Almanac winter 2024 predictions?

Are you looking forward to a snowstorm or two this year?

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Donna Hood

Forgot to include location. 91905 San Diego, CA East County.

Donna Hood

When can I prepare and sew my garden? Also. Uncover my blooming fruit trees?


Is it going to snow in kyle tx this feburary


Can I take my towels off new rose plants, since urs going to be in 50’s next week Gere in Ankeny, Iowa? I already have fuzzy mold on (neighbors leaves) in my flower beds, from last fall & blowing winds, where 4 ft. of snow has melted already. Now I have to get rid of that!!!

Glenda Weiss

What will be the best time for transplanting house plants in January and February?


10 below 0 wind chill in North Georgia this morning🥶 baby it’s cold outside 🥶


It sure is! Stay warm and safe!


I live in Great Lakes area Michigan’s Upper My family has learned that you take whatever Nature sends.Can’t change it just enjoy

Harry Sachs

It was 50° on Xmas in Northern Minnesota, with out any snow on the ground.

Needless to say your “formula” doesn’t always work, I’m surprised your article didn’t have any “climate change” undertones.


How do you feel about it now? Lol


is there going to snow in san marcos tx in feburary


Whenever the Farmers Almanac predicts cold weather I’m always hoping they are wrong. I live in the Deep South to stay away from the freezing temperatures!


We hope so too! Stay warm and safe!


Snowfall for dallas, texas this winter?

Alicia R

As long as the grid doesn’t fail, I’m set for a frosty winter in DFW.


Looks like we were spot on with that one too! Stay safe and warm!

Wanda B

For the naysayers, the East is getting slammed with wet and stormy weather, just as predicted! Thank you FA for being so spot on with the forecast!!


Thank you for sharing – we sure are getting hit over and over – and the south is having that cold weather! Stay safe to everyone out there!


The second week snow of January has arrived in Illinois!


I go by how high the skunk cabbage grows it is usually very close to how much snow we get in co.


So far this years winter forecast in the East has not materialized. The Farmers Almanac should be no more because they are wrong all the time. A waste of money.


Almanac said mid January.

Judy Seckel

Looks like this was posted 25 days ago..? That was Dec. 26. You do realize Winter didn’t start until Dec. 21st, don’t you? Pretty sure it materialized this past week. 🤦‍♀️


Yeah it’s going to be high 50s-60 here in Central Illinois this weekend. No snow storms here, just rain.

Wesley Parrish

Boy I’ve got my fingers crossed on a Molly Whopping snow storm to hit Radford Virginia, which is located in the southwestern part of the state.


Will never happen. 🌅🌅


I knew you were from my area when you said “Molly Whopping” haha fingers crossed here in Ashburn,VA also!


Eastern ky weather for December, be nice to have a Snow White Christmas 🎄

Sharon Lewis

Good Day. 🙏🏾 I am hoping that NYC will have a few blizzards this year. Is this in the forecast? Thaanks.


What’s the weather looking like for Northern California?


lots of snowflakes

Mary S.

Will Cape Cod get any cumulative amounts of snow this winter? The last time we had measurable amounts was in 2015.

Jennifer Swuwoo

what kind of winter should we be expecting, I’m in northern Minnesota?

Anna Eyler

Is your company the same as the Hagerstown almanac?


What about snow and ice for north louisiana…???


😂 😂

Kathy Burton

What kind of major winter storm are we talking about in Texas? As bad as 2021? I’m in Austin so I don’t know if you count that part of TX in this winter storm


What about Greenwood, Delaware

Dianna Lucke

Hoping for no snow or ice in Ohio!


Good Morning, Dianna unfortunately according to our calculations Ohio is going to have a rather unseasonably cold and rather unpleasantly stormy winter. Expect several blizzards starting in January and carrying all the way into March. Have a blessed day!


The NWS long range predictions dont agree with this. They are predicting milder than normal temps and average or even dryer than normal for precipitation.


Says just wish it would have snowed on Christmas

Brooke Rennier

This says yur hopes are about to b crushed. For wat it’s worth, it’ll b the same here where I’m at


Curious, What’s it looking like for southeastern WA for November 2023 through February 2024?


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Tonya Beasley

What about Ga?


I researched and most of the last 20 years of record snowfalls happened in el nino years. My area of VA had a record 54″ s in 2009-10. It will be an interesting winter for sure.

Jennifer Allen

I live in northern Indiana (think Notre Dame) and would love to know if we’re going to have enough snow for my Siberian huskies to really enjoy.


Do you think the lower Mississippi River levels will be up next Spring? Doesn’t seem like El Nino Winter will give them the water they need to continue to allow cruising. I know lots of cruises were cancelled in Spring, 2022 and the river is still low.


What about Butte, Montana?? Will it be cold and snowy?? I sure hope so!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️


We’re forecasting average snow for Montana – so you should be all set – we’re hoping for cold and snowy there too!

Theresa Rowley

Will it be a warm winter in Michigan


It looks likes the Great Lakes state is going to be cold and stormy this winter! The Brrrr is back!


It’s now middle of Feb. No snow yet. Infact been warm.


We’re due for a strong winter
In Oklahoma.


How much snow and ice are we supposed to get in Missouri


North Eastern states will be warmer any snow will melt quickly. Slushy rainy slick. Just saying. We shall see who’s right FA.


I live in Pinetop, Arizona and last year was a very snowy cold winter that we all looked forward to summer!! Dreading winter already but maybe will be dryer than last year hopefully! Lasted too long last year for my liking! LOL


Pinetop is gorgeous all year round! Hoping you have a much milder winter this season!


I have lived in MD for about 8 years. I know it’s terrible to wish for a snowstorm, but that is exactly what I want to experience in my life.

Kristen C

The “with a possible major winter storm in mid-January” scares me a bit for Texas. Hopefully it isn’t like that President’s day weekend a couple years ago. But after this unbelievably HOT summer some cold will be nice.


We hope everyone is able to stay safe this winter.

Matthew Hoskins

I live in the lower peninsula of Michigan in lake county MI and I’m just wondering what month should I expect the first snow fall to happen


How bout Central Virginia/Piedmont area.? I could stand a a little snow but not looking forward to frigid weather?More specifically Roanoke Va.area .


While we don’t forecast for specific areas, your region can expect some snow, but it does look like a cold one!

Adrian PAdilla

Worry about Hurricane season in Florida as I’m going in September 20th and its been empty in theme parks because of the heat. Wishing their is no hurricane season.


Will Washington, DC get a couple of snowstorms in 1923-24. We haven’t had snow in a couple of years and I miss snow.

Sandi Duncan

Hi Bunny, we are predicting some snow this year in DC, hopefully enough to make you happy!



Randy Watson

Will the Ohio valley see any significant big snow storms with lots of snowfall this winter especially in western Kentucky area?


Will southeast see snow this winter

Ezra Vanderhorst

How snowy will it be near Kansas City, Missouri?

glen hardie

what about marietta ohio


How about Chattanooga Tn/ Ft Oglethorpe Ga

Sean ozz

So unseasonably cold this winter in Florida that must be that global warming I keep hearing about



Mark and Diane

We live in NW Michigan; what really can we expect here, please?

Hohmann Jeanne

Does that mean the Yoop? Or the Trolls ?


Spoken like a true Michigander. As a former troll, I believe our Winter Extended Weather Forecast is regionally intending to cover both. Have a wonderful day!

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