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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!

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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Janice Richardson

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

Leona washington

A hopefully white christmas shout from west virginia

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.

Laurie

This HEAT!

Chris

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.

C.C.

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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Kayden McCarty

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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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Tammy

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

Ronnie

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?

Audrey

How does December 16,2022 look like snow wise?

Sandi Duncan

Hi Audrey,

We have that forecast for members if you want to sign up – https://www.farmersalmanac.com/-farmers-almanac-membership or be sure to check the Farmnrs’ Almanac print edition.

Annalise Heitke

Calendar

Farmers' Almanac

Hi, Annalise! If you would like to see a calendar of weather forecasts, select your state/region from this page and read on! https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast. Let us know if you have any questions! 🧡

Patrick Fallon

Cry Baby – Watch CNN

Donna

Weather in Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon April 1-14 2022

Pennie

I manage a store that sells firewood north of Dallas. What does the rest of March and the beginning of April look like in regards to any late freezes?

Susan

Planning on driving up to CT from FL in April. Any snow storms expected?

Irene Fresquez

Travel by car to Colorado 3rd week of March over the Rocky Mountains. What will the weather be like?

Katherine haney

Does this update as time gets closer or is this set in stone as your prediction?

Phyllis

Going to a wedding in Long Island Feb. 12 2022. What will the weather be like.

bill merriman

weather in Boca Grande florida late feb and early march 2022

bill merriman

weather in Boca Grande florida later feb and early march 20-22

bill merriman

weather in Boca Grande fl late feb And earl march

William Haines

Will Atlanta ga see any snow this year?

Sandi Duncan

Hi William, good question. You can see our month-by-month forecasts here – https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/southeast-us. Since we are overall calling for a flip-flop type of winter (meaning one day warmish the next not so much), Atlanta may be more in line for some freezing precipitation and not snow.

Shalitha M Parker

Hello my family and I are planning a spring break this March 14-19, 2022. Where would there be snow and lots of it?

Sandi Duncan

Hi Shalitha, it depends on where you’re going – you can see all of our forecasts online if you become a member to our site – or pick up a copy of the 2022 print edition.

Chris Fusco

I live Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia in the country will we see measurable snow in February I hope and March

Vern

ldaho the mountains are doing quite well

Tara Butler

Hi my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows on Saturday March 19th. Could you provide some insight on what the weather would be like that weekend?

Thanks in advance 😃

Hilary Leslie

Hello Tara,
Our long-range weather forecasts are divided into zones which you can see here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast You’ll need to search by your zone to see what our predictions are for your area. Any of our members can see 12 months worth of our calendars and weather! 🙂 Here is the membership page: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/online-memberships

Annalise Heitke

Ohh l hate snow

Darlene Burney

What is expected for North Ms. In January?

Gary Mc Daniel

Looks like an aburra winter where I live wishing you all a big Christmas and good 2022

Guest

I like very warm winters just like florida has. Hopefully so. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone.

Katie M Smith

I was just curious has anyone predicted what the weather will be like on Christmas day, this year? I’m in the very top corner just barely into Kansas from Indiana… I love in a I’m located at the northern tip on the right…small town called Severance….ANYONE? 😆

RICK ANDERSON, IOWA

I’m a farmer. How can I contribute to future almanacs?

Artic Batman

Get one of the wind dohickey thingys and u will be half way there!

Logan Orcutt

What will the weather be like here in DFW for winter, cause im kinda on the edge of my seat right now

Carlos Bishop

Really good job

Vi Morgan

So the True North Pole has shifted, meaning the equator has to. Can we get updated on these events of shifting weather patterns as well!?!

ann pendley

persimmion seed in Alabama shows spoon

Connie Ketterer

Persimmon seeds in missouri shows mostly knives with a couple of spoons.

mike dingleberry

what temperature do dingle berries freeze and will we see frozen dingle berries in the pacific northwest this year

Mike Hunt

I assure you you’ll want to harvest that crop long before January Mike. Frozen dingle berries can cause damage to local fields if not picked in time.

Susan Higgins

Hi Mike, Dingleberries freeze when they don’t wear the proper coat or boots when heading outside!

Kennerd

My understanding is thats more of a trousers and TP issue.

Marian

It’s called “weather”! Study history, the earth’s weather has rolled and changed through history, that’s why we don’t see dinosaurs. Why do you want to control history????

Max nellis

Its easy to blame global warming when you know nothing about meteorology….

Ashley Lamb

Hi! I’m getting married 11-27-21 about a hour east of Madison, WI. Can you tell me what the weather might be like?

Sandi Duncan

Congratulations Ashley on your upcoming wedding. If you go to our weather long-range page – https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast – you can see your zone’s weather forecast for up to a month. If you have a copy of the printed edition you can see all of the next 16 months of weather forecasts. Or if you are a member of our site you can access November 21 now. ( I will tell you that it looks like it will be cloudy with some wind.) Hoping for the best weather for your big day.

Holly

You’re too young but you can ask your parents about the Halloween/Thanksgiving Snowstorms 30-years ago up there. Whoppers I tell ya. Anyway, hubs and I got married during the T-giving one. And guess what? This 30-yr anniversary we will spend snug as a bug in a rug but a little further south. Congratulations! <3

Holly

@Ashleylamb

Susan Higgins

Hi Ashley, you can check our forecast for your zone here.

Reñae

Wow!!! Y’all R getting màrried on my Birthday!!!! , Coñgrañd!!

Danny Brusk

I live in the Midwest, what you call the Ohio valley!

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