Farmers’ Almanac US Winter Weather Forecast 2022-2023

From the Farmers’ Almanac Weather Archive –
Extended US Winter Weather Forecast 2022-2023

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!

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.

Old Farmers' Almanac US winter Weather Forecast 2022-23

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!

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. 

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.

Farmers’ Almanac Weather Archive – Old Farmers’ Almanac Winter Weather Forecasts from winter 2011-12 through winter 2023.

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Caleb Weatherbee

Caleb Weatherbee is the official forecaster for the Farmers' Almanac. His name is actually a pseudonym that has been passed down through generations of Almanac prognosticators and has been used to conceal the true identity of the men and women behind our predictions.

Farmers’ Almanac US Winter Weather Forecast 2022-2023

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How can the farmers almanac predict the weather all year when my local news cant give me a accurate 10 day forecast?


The Farmers’ Almanac weather predictions are based on a formula originally developed in 1818 by our foundering editor, David Young. This formula incorporates many of the various techniques mentioned here, as well as sunspot activity, tidal action of the Moon, the position of the planets, and more. Predictions are tricky business – even with all of the meteorological tools available today!


Hi guys on the map for Great Lakr mid west – Ohio, Indiana area did you all mean UNSEASONABLY COLD, SNOWY – RATHER THAN UNREASONABLY ?


No, last year we called for it being unreasonably cold. This winter the south is expected to be unseasonably cold.


Shouldn’t this be 2023-2024? instead of 2022-2023???


This article is from The Farmers’ Almanac Weather Archive – Extended US Winter Weather Forecast 2022-2023. You can find the current Extended Winter Forecast here:


Is this forecast for the winter of 2022-2023 like the title states, or is it actually for the upcoming winter of 2023-2024?


This article is an archive from last winter’s forecast. You can find our current Extended Winter Forecast here:

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