Farmers Almanac
The Farmers Almanac
Order your copy today!

Will Winter Return With a Vengeance?

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Subscribe by Email Print This Post
Will Winter Return With a Vengeance?

This forecast covers the continental U.S. To see the forecast for Canada, click here.

After a year of unprecedented warmth — both during the winter and summer months — the great debate over whether or not Old Man Winter will return with a vengeance is on.

Last winter was the fourth warmest for the contiguous 48 since record keeping began in 1895, with 24 states experiencing below-normal precipitation. In fact, California experienced its second driest winter ever. In only 10 states–chiefly across the nation’s midsection– was winter precipitation above normal.

The situation became critical this past spring and summer with broiling hot temperatures across much of the country and the most severe drought conditions the nation has seen in more than 50 years.

For the coming season, we’re predicting that winter will return to some — but not all — areas. We think it will be a “winter of contraries, as if Old Man Winter were cutting the country in half. The eastern half of the country will see plenty of cold and snow. The western half will experience relatively warm and dry conditions. In other words, as in the political arena, the climate this winter will render us a nation divided.

We predict that real winter weather will return to areas from the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Most eastern states — as far south as the Gulf Coast — will see snowier than normal conditions and cooler temperatures.

We are “red flagging” February 12—15 and March 20—23 for major coastal storms along the Atlantic seaboard; storms bringing strong winds and heavy precipitation.

But on the other side of the country, winter will continue its hiatus for another year. The forecast for west of the Continental Divide — the Pacific Northwest, desert Southwest, Pacific Coast — calls for mild temperatures and below-normal precipitation.

For much of the drought-stricken prairie region, an average amount of winter precipitation will bring long awaited relief.

Take a look at the map below to see what we’re predicting for your region, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the 2013 Farmers’ Almanac for a more detailed long range forecast:


1 Are Your Stalls Ready For Winter? « IGK Equestrian { 09.17.15 at 2:30 pm }

[…] the Farmers’ Almanac calling for a colder, snowier winter for much of the United States, it’s important to make sure […]

2 Snowfall Contest at PCMR - Ski. Play. Live. { 04.14.15 at 1:06 pm }

[…] day, November 19, but the first official powder day didn’t come until January 19, 2012. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts another winter like last year for Utah with most of the snow falling to the east of the country but Accuweather says just the opposite. […]

3 Farmers Almanac Gatlinburg Tn | Our Farm { 01.10.15 at 12:42 am }

[…] Will Winter Return With a Vengeance? – Farmers’ Almanac – Check out Farmers’ Almanac’s outlook for the coming winter of 2012-13…. […]

4 Farmers Almanac Earthquake Predictions | Our Farm { 01.08.15 at 7:10 am }

[…] Will Winter Return With a Vengeance? – Farmers’ Almanac – Check out Farmers’ Almanac’s outlook for the coming winter of 2012-13…. […]

5 zaborilenta { 05.23.14 at 5:05 am }

Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this web site wants far more consideration. I’ll most likely be again to read much more, thanks for that info.


6 Hot Chocolate { 12.28.13 at 2:05 am }

Im in Seattle, Wa but live in the convergent zone north, we have only had about 2 to 4 inches, are we going to get more? I need a snow day and so do my preschoolers! Lol

7 Trophy98 { 11.17.13 at 12:36 am }

Heck, around here the local weather forcasters can’t even predict the correct weather as it’s going on.

8 Citizen A { 08.25.13 at 11:32 pm }

I use the tried and true method of weather forecasting. I go outside in the morning. Chances are, if it’s cloudy, I won’t see the sun. If it’s rainy, my clothes won’t stay dry. If it’s snowing, I will sip a warm cup of coffee on the deck and marvel at the beauty. Last but not least, if I’m sweaty, I’ll realize it’s going to be a hot one, take off my clothes, run around the deck and see if the neighbors notice my forecast for “hot and sunny!”

9 Sandra { 08.16.13 at 11:31 pm }

Enjoy the weather!!

10 Sandra { 08.16.13 at 11:30 pm }

Greetings to all!! Just wanted to make a short statement. First off, no one can fully predict the future months and be accurate. Maybe a 15 day forecast at the most. No matter what comes our way, we will take it one day at a time and not think about it. In today’s WORLD no one has to worry! for we are ALL have ways to protect ourselves from Storms and Hurricanes. We will survive the worst! We all can feel confident with our Weathermen. As they give us minute by minute updates. Maybe different in some parts of the WORLD. To everyone in the WORLD enjoy the rest of the year and the years to come. God bless the WORLD!!

11 Jayla SunBird { 08.12.13 at 10:27 am }

For goodness’ sake; I feel as If I’d just read a short story. So many characters w/differing opinions on WEATHER likes & dislikes; it’s sweet & neighborly & warm like sitting by a fireside w/friends while Winter comes down, or cooling-it with iced drinks & debates beneath a shade tree when Sol starts showing off. I love every written line of FA Almanac,even unto the COMMENTS! I can’t imagine being w/out my lil flat manual.

12 Jaime McLeod { 08.08.13 at 6:48 am }

Harry – this forecast was from last year.

13 Harry { 08.07.13 at 5:10 pm }

Yay Snow

14 Jaime McLeod { 06.25.13 at 12:47 pm }

Nancy, We’ll be revealing our 2014 forecast in late August.

15 nancy { 06.24.13 at 1:30 pm }

Trying to make plans for vacation in Gatlinburg tenn this year for xmas and wanted to know the chances of snow.. In previous years there has been snow in Dec. last year there was nothing and very little in Jan and Feb. What about for Dec year 13 and Jan. year 14.

16 Craig { 04.17.13 at 9:48 am }

Where is Spring? It’s April 17th 2013,we still have three foot of snow on the ground! Weather forecast for this coming weekend is calling for snow! They have a warning out for severe weather for this weekend! I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

17 peggy { 03.25.13 at 9:54 am }

I live in Indiana and was wondering where is spring!? I didn’t see in the Farmer’s Almanac that we were getting 10 inches of snow on March 25,2013!

18 David Dierlam { 03.13.13 at 1:17 am }

We’re really pessimistic about ever seeing rain again here in S. Texas. I’m 56 and this is the DRIEST winter I’ve ever seen. We’re praying for a hurricane.

19 marielynn { 02.25.13 at 4:40 pm }

Its been chilly in North Carolina and im so sick of winter. Hurry spring! The first part of March is looking pretty cold for us. The weather needs to warm up, i wanna go walking by the park with my dogs pretty soon

20 Jaime McLeod { 02.27.13 at 10:43 am }

Sherry, Maine is beautiful in the summer. It’s still chilly in April or May, but the summers are amazing.

21 Sherry { 02.22.13 at 7:03 pm }

Im from South Carolina and im moving to southern Maine this spring. I realize Maine is much chillier than South Carolina but it will be April-May by the time I arrive. Is the weather in Maine beautiful in the summer? Im very big on gardening too. Sunny 80-85 degree days with low humidity is picture perfect to me. The deep south gets old

22 Whimsi { 02.21.13 at 9:34 pm }

I am wondering. Is Washington State going to get snow this year? *Feb. 21 – March 21*

23 Jaime McLeod { 02.21.13 at 8:46 am }

Amanda, we will have a spring outlook up on the site on Monday. But you can read the next four months of forecasts right now: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/long-range-weather-forecast/

24 Amanda { 02.20.13 at 4:39 pm }

When will the spring outlook be released? There is no early spring in sight, the farmers almanac even called for an early spring… what gives??! Here in Virginia more snow and cold looks to be on the way. Our 10 day forecast is looking more and more like winter is hanging on

25 Jaime McLeod { 02.20.13 at 9:11 am }

Kimmy – you can see our forecast here: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/long-range-weather-forecast/

26 Kimmy { 02.20.13 at 8:53 am }

Any idea of the weather for March 16th, Lancaster Pa will be like?!?
I’m getting married that day 🙂

27 Chris { 02.13.13 at 11:06 pm }

The forcast for illionios is all wrong we have gotten 4in total this winter for snow

28 David Davis { 02.12.13 at 8:52 pm }

You wrote (a while ago) that you were red flagging Feb 12-15. The blizzard of 2013 was Feb 8-9 in the Northeast. I expect the March 20-23 storm will also happen close to those dates. Good job!

29 Cheri { 01.30.13 at 10:02 am }

I have suffered through many years of frozen or busted pipes. My suggestion is when it’s really cold out, turn on all the sink faucets to a very slow drip. This will keep the water moving and less likely to freeze…Otherwise…do what I did…I bought a Torpedo heater and I keep it in the house for easy access, just in case, all winter long. I hope this helped!!

30 James { 01.29.13 at 9:17 am }

Epic fail on winter forecast for second straight year. Live in Mansfield, Ohio. last winter was 7 degrees above normal with 1 foot deficit in snowfall. as of Jan 29 we have received 16 inches of snow with an annual average of 49 inches and have seen warmer than average Dec and Jan, with conditions likely to remain overall above average for 3 more weeks and a warmer than average march and april anticipated. not much opportunity for a cold and snowy winter

31 mjbicknell { 01.27.13 at 7:16 am }

In Southern Maryland, there has recently been some winter weather! Just last Thursday(24th) we had 6” of snow and temperatures dropping down to 14 degrees with highs in the 20’s! I love it!

32 Jules { 01.26.13 at 7:26 pm }

God will always provide what we need, but the farmers almanac has been 90% right!!

33 Lilah124 { 01.25.13 at 6:28 pm }

we got another inch today. is there some sort of snowstorm that is headed towards virginia

34 Lilah124 { 01.24.13 at 8:46 pm }

i live in virginia and so far last week on thursday we got 2-3 inches of snow and the schools were called out on friday. now its thursday again and last night we got more snow and the schools had a 2 hour delay. BUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO SNOW AGAIN TOMORROW!!!!!!!!! the farmers almanac said that in february we are going to get ANOTHER FOOT of snow?!? should i believe it or should i nit expect anything?

35 IOWA { 01.22.13 at 9:09 am }

Here in Iowa the prediction is true!! It was 50 degrees less than a week ago and now its -15 degrees!!! Had a crazy blizzard about 1 month ago with 10-12 inches of snow, have not seen nothing but flurries since then……I bet there will be another large snowfall before its over.

36 Jaime McLeod { 01.22.13 at 10:35 am }
37 Therisa { 01.21.13 at 6:35 pm }

Hello, I live northwest of Richmond and I was wondering if theres a way to stop my pipes from freezing? Im not from here, I came from the south. My neighbors have heat insulation around their pipes but I dont so thats my problem. Its about to get extremely cold with temps falling in the single digits for the next couple of nights (wind chills could fall below 0) and this whole week temps as HIGHS will be subfreezing. Somebody told me if the frozen water expands then the water pipes will bust?! Is there anybody from the north who knows a fair bit of how to stop this from happening?

38 donkabler { 01.19.13 at 9:42 pm }

what does the weather as far as snow accumulation look like on the eastern shore of maryland / wi;; i neede my snow plow or can i put it away..

What is predicted as far as snow accumulation on the eastern shore of Maryland..should I take off my snow plow bracket and figure itll be like last year ,,,a mild winter


39 Matthew Soto { 01.17.13 at 5:13 pm }

NYC has not had a big snowstorm in 2 years. Everyone predicted that after a record breaking summer we would have an above average snowfall total this winter, but the coldest it has been was 20 degrees, and the highest at 60 in december. After hurricane Sandy, no one can complain, but I wanted to have snow for once.

40 ms.banger { 01.16.13 at 8:41 pm }

Ok so when are we going to see this wintery mix in MD, its January and it hasn’t been to much snow or sleet more rain! 😮 im kinda hoping for a blizard like 96′ come one snow!!

41 rwslas { 01.16.13 at 11:21 am }

I don’t understand why people are saying stop whining about the weather when there are many other things to worry about. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this page about weather?? The Farmers Almanac?? Don’t you want to have a clue about the weather and possibly how it will affect our crops, food, prices rising due to droughts?? I mean seriously.

42 Jim { 01.16.13 at 10:16 am }

Stop wining about the weather when we have threats on us

43 kira { 01.15.13 at 7:50 pm }

this is so helpful that moon phase calender is a lot of help.

44 Saeroar { 01.14.13 at 8:26 am }

Funny how this turned out to be REALLY wrong…

45 ethurston { 01.13.13 at 5:09 am }

Wow i live in vt.and we have about 2 inchis.where is all the snow hideing.?

46 ethurston { 01.13.13 at 5:08 am }

Wow i live in vt.and we have about 2 inchis.where is all the snow hideing.?

47 mindi { 01.11.13 at 9:16 am }

I live in Pennsylvania are we in store for any major show storms

48 laine { 01.09.13 at 9:19 am }

Get a life…..stop whining about the weather…..our country has a lot more to worry about than is it going to snow or why are the winters not bad…with all the tragic things that happen daily all over the world we should embrace every moment of every day and make the best of it…..does not matter if the weather is hot or cold!..Live and love life…we never know which moment will be our last!!!!

49 kim lary { 01.08.13 at 8:50 am }

GREAT! Finally getting snow again in Maine! So why is global warming a bad thing?

50 Jason { 01.07.13 at 10:26 pm }

It’s January an still Warm and muggy in Florida where’s the cold weather

51 Rwiley'69 { 01.06.13 at 12:22 am }

Still no snow in Charlottesville, VA….. Im waiting, its going to be 50-55 degrees next week, this winter is no better than last. Colder than normal? December was warmer than normal and if this mild spell continues January will too. Then all we have is February

52 SnowFighterChick { 01.05.13 at 11:31 pm }

January 5th and STILL waiting for a measureable amount of snowfall here in Chicago!!!! Cold and snowy my a$$!! It snows a teeny tiny bit every 2-3 weeks and then melts away in an hour, tops. Our snowplow guys were counting on the Almanac being somewhat right but they/we are loosing our a$$ waiting for the snow. Cruel joke Mother Nature… really!

53 Lisey Icenhour { 01.03.13 at 2:30 pm }

We finally got some chilly temps here in North East Tn. but are tired of warm and rain. Snow,
It is so pretty!

54 margie spruell { 01.02.13 at 6:09 pm }

when is spring going to be here? i am sick and tired of snow and cold weather. hurry up spring. bring on the 80s . i am ready!!!!!

55 J. James { 12.29.12 at 9:20 pm }

you people are down right boring,,,live a little and stop trying to disprove everything or you will die bald,,,

56 Bob Browne { 12.28.12 at 12:47 pm }

The weather this winter will be what it will be, no one can predict or change it. Besides what are you going to do about it…..NOTHING, so why get all hyped up over it???
We live, we survive adn just like the famous 12/21/12 date, remember it? we will get through it.
So don;t let the weather bother you just enjoy it, its just nature!!!

57 Stephen { 12.27.12 at 11:49 am }

First white christmas in utah for several years. Looking forward to being able to water the garden next year now that winter came back.

58 myrdolph { 12.27.12 at 10:21 am }

Huh, if I remember correctly, Farmers’ Almanac uses this funny thing called…Science. And they’ve been right something like, what, 80%-85% of the time (according to readers) and according to retrospective studies even more accurate? Farmers’ Almanac – $5.99. Fact checking the religious crowd? Priceless.

59 Kyle { 12.25.12 at 7:52 am }

Those who think the Farmers Almanac (or any almanac for that matter) are right are using what’s called *selective memory* by focusing on 1 or two instances where they were right but in reality most of the time these predictors are BS.

The only thing that can be predicted accurate is the Lord coming back and the bible doesn’t provide a date on purpose. You will know the time is near of the Lord coming back like you know spring is coming which always has even if the weather isn’t right anymore.

Life is random and mysterious to keep us on our toes and never relax too much least we grow lazy.

60 diane { 12.23.12 at 6:04 pm }

i hate how everything misses virginia. we were supposed to be getting snow christmas eve and the day after christmas but it always stays in west virginia and goes to the north. pa wv md & ny always gets in with all the fun. first they call for snow and i get my hopes up then it never works out because wv blocks it from us. ugh! rain gets on my nerves

61 AlexZ { 12.22.12 at 7:26 am }

Greenhouse effect? What happened to it? Taxes go up right when the winter strikes. If it’s going to be cold and feet of snow…I’m praying every night for an early Spring thaw.

62 wvcamogirl71 { 12.21.12 at 6:22 pm }

Snowing and squalls here in Barboursville West Virginia and really cold its weird to see it snowing sideways

63 karen { 12.21.12 at 6:21 pm }

well it looks like we here in ohio are not gone to see a white christmas again this year i cant remember the last time we realy had a good snow on christmas boo hoo

64 lissa { 12.21.12 at 10:40 am }

I just want a cold enough winter to make sure it kills the bugs in the summer it rarely gets cold in the South anymore I am ready to more my family futher to the North so we can Have all 4 seasons it was 70 here last week Craziness

65 Denise { 12.21.12 at 9:58 am }

Snowing in central Virginia. temps in the lower 30s and wind chills in the teens. We have a dusting on the ground so far and more snow showers will break out during the day. Yep! Winters arrived

66 tony34 { 12.20.12 at 2:37 pm }

Here in Missouri we want snow to but not the cold northern winds this freaken sucks…………

67 jamie1 { 12.19.12 at 9:14 pm }

we want snow

68 Roerink { 12.19.12 at 2:10 pm }

Michigan still has no snow dec ,19,smh

69 Deanna { 12.16.12 at 12:51 pm }

Here we go again, ANOTHER long lost winter

70 Jeffrey Chadwick { 12.13.12 at 4:28 pm }

Going sking @ beech mountain NC the 26th of December. Any chance we will see some snow around that time. My garndfateher in NE planted all his crops based on the Farmers Almanac so I am hoping for some encouraging news.

71 geo14 { 12.13.12 at 1:07 am }

Sorry as an atmospheric modeler I promise you the Almanac is nothing but a guess. The atmosphere follows laws of physics that I have studied.It is wonderfully Complex and we can now forecast close to 2 weeks in to the future with our super computers. But no one can forecast an entire winter. I an sorry Farmers Almanac I guess you use climatology and dice. But why lie to these Snow lovers giving false hope to some no hope to
others. You missed out on Sandy and NYC Xmaz blizzrd of 2011. I guess you do bring people together. I wish you could do it but you can not.

Medium Range Forecast Group

72 james { 12.11.12 at 2:09 pm }

any snow in neark,ohio please telll email: icup79@yahoo.com

73 Debbie { 12.10.12 at 6:07 pm }

Bring on lots of snow to Chicago!!

74 East_Texas_CountryWoman { 12.10.12 at 3:34 pm }

I just read your forecast. It is turning out to be true for us in East Texas. It was in the 80’s yesterday. As of last night the cold front moved through and now it is in the upper 40’s. My chickens didn’t roost last night it got so chilly.
I love farmer’s almanac. I get one every year. Thank you for all that is provided within the almanac and everyone’s hard work.

75 makayla { 12.10.12 at 7:36 am }

i live in Massachusetts and we did not get any snow last year but the year before that we got TONS of snow what is going on here!!!!!!!!!

76 Mitchell { 12.09.12 at 1:43 pm }

Please let your Winter 2013 outlook for once be right. I want a normal winter unlike last year which was terrible!

77 Nora { 12.09.12 at 12:07 pm }

I dont believe were having a winter this year. This is just like last year, its 60 degrees on December 9th and theres no snow in sight when normally this time of year we atleast see some type of snow event at this point of the year. Yeah, the snowstorm predicted for mid December isnt happening in the northeast. In northwestern Virginia we broke an all time record high for December just a week ago. It looks like another “wait another week.. maybe 2 or 3 and the colds coming” sorry but im not wasting my time hoping for a winter when its 60 degrees outside. Lets just call it a done, last winter is coming back to haunt us. Even our ski resorts were forced to close and wait until mid December. I thought you guys said this winter will be better!!! What gives??? This is even WORSE than last year so far

78 usaretired50 { 12.09.12 at 9:53 am }

I really don’t care what kind of weather we get you have to see through it and see the beauty of it, it is done for a reason that we may understand. And besides we can’t control it anyway so just live with it.

79 chloeemo { 12.08.12 at 8:25 am }

what do u think how much snow we might get like 5 inches for 1 foot ?

80 res72skw { 12.07.12 at 9:17 pm }

we need lots of snow like 1978

81 jacob { 12.07.12 at 2:09 pm }

I want snow.

82 jude { 12.07.12 at 2:02 pm }

i want snow!!!!

83 Debgrams { 12.07.12 at 12:23 pm }

NW Oh here! Bring on the snow- no more warm 4 me!

84 Jonathan { 12.06.12 at 7:36 pm }

Oh man we I hope we get lots of snow in Seattle… All I want is snow.

85 Sandra { 12.06.12 at 7:07 am }

Hi I just got married and moved from Michigan to Plymouth,IN so Iam use to getting show and wondered if Iam going to see show here in IN like in Mich? I love the show. Thank you.

86 Amber { 12.05.12 at 9:19 pm }

Not the greatest fishin year with the drought and heat, here in WI . Praying for snow!!!!!!!

87 Amber { 12.05.12 at 9:16 pm }

We live in Wisconsin and our main fishing river is 5 feet below normal. The worst part was the drought and heat that killed large quantities of our fish supply. We need snow!! Bring the water back up!! And a white Christmas!!!

88 rob { 12.05.12 at 3:25 pm }

Hey i was wondering if maryland will get a good amount of snow this year last year we dident get eny

89 mahogany75 { 12.05.12 at 12:28 pm }

What can we expect off of Key West in the Dry Tortugas on March 22, 2013? Want to take a group of kids fishing. http://www.mahoganyyouth.com Thanks

90 Amanda { 12.05.12 at 2:31 am }

I want alot of snow this year in Washington state I love the snow and so far they are totally wrong it has been wet wet wet and it’s about to start getting cold

91 Rogue River Man { 12.04.12 at 5:56 pm }

Drier conditions in the Pacific Northwest? Its been raining like a bad dog for days. We got 25% of our annual rainfall just last month.

92 JD { 12.03.12 at 12:08 pm }

North Fl. here when will the cool wet weather get here. We are above average temps. mid 70’s and below average rain.

93 Ryan Mikulas { 12.03.12 at 8:27 am }

I was wondering if you can even tell if texas is going to ever get rain again since it has not rained here in austin for about 2 months now and it is very dry and we where suppose to have el nino back you said before which never did happen so can ya tell me when and if it will ever get some good rains again

94 HiddenHand { 12.03.12 at 7:00 am }

Beginning Dec in IA with near 70 degrees. It’s funny how people associate IA with hard winters, because the reality is, IA is an overall very warm, moist state with summers that are FAR more extreme/unpleasant than its usually mild-ish winters are. The 1990’s through the winter 2005/06 had mild winters by and large, meaning, there will always be cold snaps/some snow, but since it’s IA, the next inordinate wave of warmth is never more than a few days away. The winter of 2005/06 was the hardest one IA had since 1978 or 79, and a few subsequent winters remained fairly consistent. But now for the past several years it’s back to typical IA anti-winter winter, which is akin to several months of grey, muddy autumn-like temps before we’re back to running the air conditioning come May, when the deluge of searing heat/humidity overwhelms as usual.

95 Sumitra { 12.02.12 at 10:10 pm }

I can see that this forecaster is off his mark.
He submitted this article in August 2012–Hurricane, Super Storm Sandy hit Oct.29-30.
And north central California just got blasted with above average rain for November.

96 Christine { 12.02.12 at 6:14 pm }

Please tell me Buffalo and it’s surrounding suburbs will earn it’s reputation of being so cold and snowy no one wants to visit here? I’m waiting on cold and snow. Trails open December 19TH. Sleds are ready to go.

97 Jaime McLeod { 12.03.12 at 7:26 am }

We do not update our forecasts. They are made two years in advance.

98 Brenda { 12.02.12 at 11:32 am }

I notice how the Farmers Almanac is calling for several snowstorms in the northeast but the thing thats really getting to me is its going to be 25 degrees above normal. Did you guys expect December to start off 65-70 degrees? Virginia is supposed to be getting snow Dec 12-15 but im having second thoughts. Can you give me any updates?

99 Becca { 12.01.12 at 12:10 pm }

I dont think were having a winter this year. Its gonna be 70 degrees next week. I think I better take my snowblower back. I have the reciept for it so im seriously considering it. We wont be needing it this year in Ohio. Its been cold all November long but I knew something was going to happen to stop us from having a winter so its going to be like last winter. Im not wasting my time on hoping for cold weather when its not going to come. So this December 21st (the first day of spring) we can begin our gardening season, forget March!

100 GGBMDB1 { 12.01.12 at 7:05 am }

Personally here in Arizona the weather has been weird being warm late towards the end of our year and hard to follow..but I think once old man winter comes in, it we be one of the worst snowy..frozen winters we have known dated back to the 1910’s They talk of global warming, but I know mother earth will always compensate for God’s changes as he will never flood the earth again, but there is nothing saying he would never freeze us. Life here is so staggered and unpredictable and honestly he is not ready to heal the land as our constitution is lost.

101 Cynthia { 11.30.12 at 6:15 pm }

So, those of us in the mountains of Virginia should cut more firewood and stock up on gas for our generators, yes?

102 Kyle { 11.30.12 at 3:03 am }

Hoping for a cold, wet snowy winter in NW Minnesota, All across central, northern Minnesota due to severe drought since July 2011. Spent all 2012 under burn bans, had many wildfires. Only had to mow 3 times all year, all of it was in april, early may.

103 renrut { 11.29.12 at 11:16 pm }

it dont matter what the weather is we will all be gone after the 21st of december

104 Chris Alberts { 11.29.12 at 2:10 pm }

What are the weather conditions for Saturday January 5th, 2013 for Gaithersburg, MD?

105 Aaron { 11.28.12 at 5:22 pm }

Last winter has gotten everybody worried. Now when theres a mild spell everybody goes crazy and thinks “ohh no, I better take my snowblower back because my money was just wasted” If it continues to be 60 degrees all December long then I’m definitely DE-winterizing my home, I didnt waste so much of my money for this awful mess

106 RDMVETTE { 11.28.12 at 1:11 pm }

From Boone Iowa.. Looks like we might have a mild winter in 2012/2013.. Mild winters save a lot of money for elderly.. Saving on heat bills and removing snow.. Good April showers in 2013 would be best.. for our moisture.. We will enjoy our Iowa winter..

107 Michelle { 11.28.12 at 11:49 am }

will we get snow in cleveland tennessee

108 Judi { 11.26.12 at 10:58 pm }

Really enjoy the comments here. I’m in south Florida and hoping for a winter like 2008-2009. It was below normal and we had some low’s in the 40’s. Any thoughts of temps that low for this winter? Thanks!

109 Jaime McLeod { 11.27.12 at 5:26 pm }

mrfox74023 – very little snow this winter for your area. Snow on Christmas is highly unlikely.

110 mrfox74023 { 11.26.12 at 9:17 pm }

I live in Cushing,OK a small town bout 30 miles from Stillwater, Can you PLEASE tell me how much snow you think we will recieve this winter & will it be a very cold winter for once? Also how much chance or percentage do you think there will be of seeing snow at Christmas this year? Thank you soo very much in advance if I do get an answer or reply.

111 vickie { 11.26.12 at 8:13 pm }

Virginia desperately needs the precip. Were on track to have one of our driest Novembers on record. All of the storms have either stayed out to the coast or stayed to the south. If this is the pattern we’re gonna see then we should just kiss snow goodbye. Its been plenty cold but very very DRY. We need the normal 20 inches of snow this winter to erase the drought and the first week of Dec is looking mild. Another VERY warm winter is coming

112 momarlon { 11.26.12 at 6:56 am }

We definitely need the snowfall this winter. We ended up with pretty severe drought conditions here in Missouri. Nothing to show for this harvest, but burned up corn.. 🙁

113 breann { 11.25.12 at 11:05 pm }

are we going to see some snow here in idaho this winter. tired of the cold with no pretty snow to look at

114 misschicagoland { 11.23.12 at 12:34 pm }

I think I speak for a few here in the chicagoland area, a mile winter was OK for some people. But in true reality we need a cold snowy winter.the allergy count was super high. The evergreens were dropping and the bugs were annoying. I’m praying for snow so high we can actually have children playing outside. And I mean at the very least 1999 weather… What are the chances of that?!?!?!?!?

115 teadog { 11.22.12 at 8:16 pm }

i think the fella from texas who works the oil rigs,,,his statement he hopes it cold so the industries can get turnd around after the election…he must be a young lad,,,oil is way over priced as we all know it.

116 Cyko { 11.20.12 at 5:35 am }

I work in the oil and gas industry in Texas. I am praying for an extreme cold snowy winter. That’s the only way the industry will turn around from our current status after the election.

117 Ohio baby { 11.19.12 at 11:39 am }

My mom and dad were talking about a blizzard after they had just got married makes me wanna stock up just incase lol they said when they went to bed it was 60degrees out

118 Judy { 11.18.12 at 1:32 pm }

Will we see any snow in Spartanburg SC. I hope so.

119 Levi { 11.16.12 at 10:40 pm }

Hoping for a lot of snow in Ohio. I want my buisness to do well!

120 Wildpuppy { 11.16.12 at 8:45 pm }

Any predictions about when the Kansas City area might get their first inch of snow?
Thank you! 🙂

121 Sharen Haines { 11.16.12 at 5:41 pm }

I am traveling from Southern New Jersey to Canton, North Carolina Nov 29th to Dec 6th this year. Can you tell me how the weather will be? Hope no major snow storms. thanks

122 zayyy { 11.16.12 at 9:42 am }

MD ; Let it snow !

123 Win { 11.14.12 at 2:07 pm }

According to the persimmon seeds, Arkansas is suppose to be shoveling snow this winter. What are the chances of snow by Christmas in the Little Rock area, and when might we see some of the white stuff?

124 mlynnyoung { 11.14.12 at 1:16 pm }

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Eve and Christmas here in Rochester, NY. How do my chances look? 🙂 Thanks!!

125 debra edge { 11.13.12 at 1:12 pm }

will Georgia get snow this year?

126 Andrew { 11.12.12 at 7:19 pm }

I just went out and bought a snowboard so it better snow in Michigan

127 Matt { 11.12.12 at 11:00 am }

I hope New York has a better winter this year:)
last year snowboarding was not the best:(

128 Chris McManus { 11.11.12 at 9:54 pm }

I hope it snows in Charlotte nc

129 Mark Beckert { 11.11.12 at 9:07 am }

Hmmm…according to the old Acorn Barometer, I’m predicting another mild winter here in NJ. The years that we got dumped on with noreasters, there was always at least a half yard of acorns to shovel up under my twin Oaks. The fall of 2011 there was only a mild scattering and this year not a single one has fallen. In checking the other Oaks in the immediate area, I’ve discovered the same thing.

130 scooby6233 { 11.10.12 at 11:20 pm }

The map is on a small scale so I find it hard to tell which type of weather is forecast for Little Rock. Will it be wet & chilly or wild temp swings with storminess?

131 MARY FLANNIGAN { 11.10.12 at 11:24 am }

Last winter was wonderful vwey mild-the way I like it however it iss bad for the farmers who need the snow sothe ground iright for planitng the crops in the spring- if the cropes are good perhaps food prices will be more reasonable!

132 yag { 11.08.12 at 5:36 pm }

R we going to get any snow in north Carolina. Charlotte and pineville

133 Jaime McLeod { 11.09.12 at 10:20 am }

Anonymous – we never change our forecasts. We make them two years in advance, and we stand by them, right or wrong.

134 Anonymous { 11.08.12 at 4:09 pm }

I know this was written back in August, so I thought I’d check and see if there are any updates here. I know we’re getting unseasonable warmth over the next few days in PA, so does anyone know if the winter here is still going to be nicer than it was last year? If anyone has any info on this let me know. Thanks.

135 diggin4it { 11.08.12 at 2:55 pm }

Last year was mild in Oklahoma City, not really a snow.

The previous 2 years there was a lot of snow and I say there will be a lot of snow
in Oklahoma City for the winter of 2012 – 2013 because of the color of the catipillars.

They were the same colors in 2010 and 2011.

136 Dena { 11.07.12 at 11:52 pm }

I cannot wait! Maybe I will finally get to experience a REAL blizzard this year!! People up here in northern minnesota complain about the snow but they all get excited, yes, even giddy, when the snow starts to fly.

137 tamara Hoffman { 11.07.12 at 11:03 pm }

Washington state): no snow? Average temps?

138 Ron { 11.07.12 at 4:30 pm }

I heard on the weather channel last week that it was going to be above average temp. with little snow fall in Michigan. Whose insane here, wheather channel or Farmers A. I like the Farmers A’s percentage of being right.

139 Tamie Smith { 11.07.12 at 2:09 pm }

When will it first snow in bloomington, IL

140 Jaime McLeod { 11.08.12 at 12:27 pm }
141 Windy { 11.07.12 at 12:29 pm }

I am getting married on Ft Myers Beach Dec 8. Can you let me know what the weather will be on that day?

142 Jaime McLeod { 11.07.12 at 11:55 am }

Karen, We only do predictions for a year at a time.

143 Karen Akin { 11.06.12 at 7:00 pm }

What are the weather perdictions for the coming ten years for the White Mountain area of Arizona?

144 Tbon { 11.06.12 at 7:52 am }

So the comparisons between the predictions of the Farmer’s Almanac, and our local weather are like night and day, for example this weekend, our local stations reporting 50s and 60s here in Michigan, yet the FA predicts 8th-11th. Light snow Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, then fair.
How could there be such a huge difference in their predictions?

145 Hinds { 11.05.12 at 1:38 am }

I live on the west side of Iowa. When should we receive the most snowfall?

146 Bigwillir { 11.04.12 at 11:39 am }

Snow baby

147 Jaime McLeod { 11.05.12 at 3:13 pm }

No problem, Mason. Just don’t repost entire articles. Linked quotes are great, though. Thanks.

148 Mason { 11.03.12 at 4:40 am }

Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources
back to your webpage? My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my users would certainly benefit from a lot of the information you present here.
Please let me know if this okay with you. Regards!

149 Eddie Mclaughlin { 11.02.12 at 10:37 pm }

Is it going to be a snowy Winter in the Northeast?

150 Julieanne Rizzo { 11.02.12 at 5:50 pm }

What does the winter look like for Massachusetts? So far the weather has been kind, with a pretty mild and nonexistant fall. Will the warm weather continue into the winter or are we going to get hit with snow?

151 Jaime McLeod { 11.02.12 at 8:57 am }

Brenda, Yes, Virginia will probably get some snow. We’re calling for a foot or more inthe Northeast. Probably less in Virginia.

152 Brenda { 11.01.12 at 9:15 pm }

Is the red flagged storm of February 12-15 going to bring a major snow to virginia? lynchburg and roanoke specifically? weve had many many big snowstorms in February and I have a feeling thats when winter is really going to punch us in the face this year. February has that repuation for snowstorms

153 tinamwilson { 11.01.12 at 8:54 pm }

LIVE IN THE MIDWEST BETWEEN CHICAGO AND ST.LOUIS. it was very mild last year very little snow. I love the snow.

154 Maine1970 { 11.01.12 at 8:33 pm }

I hope we get tons of snow this year in Maine because we were smart and bought a brand new snow blower back in Sept because I refuse to shovel any snow this year lol. People at Lowes were looking at us strange and asked us why we were buying a snow blower so early lol. I told them I rather buy it now before the price go’s up and to make sure we have one for this year. BRING ON THE SNOW !!! LOL

155 Mary { 11.01.12 at 9:12 am }

I hate snow but we need it si it’s not too dte. farmers nees snow so when spring comea and they are ready to plant crops the ground is not too dry.

156 Brian Spam { 10.31.12 at 1:34 pm }

Do you seriously think that leaving a comment here asking about weather at a specific location is going to get a response?

157 derek copley { 10.31.12 at 11:19 am }

There is a foot of snow at mingo central high school in mingo county, west virginia. We still have school its bull crap

158 roy { 10.31.12 at 10:53 am }

are any of you guys full time rockers?

159 roy { 10.31.12 at 10:49 am }

no one will know we can only hope

160 Kpc197 { 10.30.12 at 11:29 pm }

I’m dreaming….of a white Christmas nothing Like white Christmas in Massachusetts

161 Vicky { 10.29.12 at 8:14 pm }

It is going to snow tonight in Nelson County, Virginia. 1-2 inches of snow expected with wind gusts as high as 75 mph. This hurricane is really starting to scare me. I can hear the winds howl outisde and the rain is pouring down. Im gonna hate to see what my front and back yard look like in the morning. east coast residents.. please be safe! Im hoping no trees are brought down here

162 matt webb { 10.29.12 at 1:23 pm }

um does anyone know how the snow is gonna be in morgantown west virginia????we need snow two years no white chrismas im mad we need alot this yearr can anyone help me????:(

163 Ryan { 10.29.12 at 2:36 am }

Not sure I can take this “prediction” to heart when it comes to the Pacific Northwest. After the ice/snow storm that seemed to shut down the whole west side last year, I will just wait and see what happens. I really enjoy the snow but trying to guess when and if we will get it seems to be a joke..

164 emerald { 10.28.12 at 2:17 pm }

Other than last year Oklahoma had awesome winters… Last year was awful 🙁 it didn’t even snow… Is it going to get cold or will there be many snow storms this year for Oklahoma??? I miss the ice and snow.

165 Jaime McLeod { 10.29.12 at 9:49 am }

Winter temperatures in D.C. tend to range between the 20s and 40s, Gwen, and it can get very snowy there.

166 Gwen { 10.27.12 at 8:52 pm }

Hello im from clearwater, florida but im moving in about 2-3 weeks in november. im moving north (dear lord help me when winter comes) haha! I will be just southwest of DC in Manassas. Can you help me out by telling me how the winter seasons will play out there? Is the mid atlantic proned to snowstorms and frigid cold temps in the winter? Im used to 65-70 degree weather and sunshine in January so it could be a shock. Any info would be nice,, thanks!

167 Marineforlife77 { 10.27.12 at 2:08 pm }

I can remember when I was younger,the snow ws SO deep,that we were jumping off of the garage roof into the snow bank And now we are LUCKY if we see anywhere near that! I want my kids to see a good old fashioned Winter.Because it doesnt make for a good Christmas without the snow.Especially here in Green Bay,WI.

168 TaylorPartin2012 { 10.26.12 at 9:09 am }

I am in the lower part of Tennessee. I want LOTS of SNOW! Wet and CHILLY?!?! BOOO!!!
I am located in Franklin County, Tennessee.
Last Christmas, I could wear shorts! :((

169 Jaime McLeod { 10.26.12 at 10:12 am }

Hi Bobbi,
You can see up to four free months of forecasts here with a free membership: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/long-range-weather-forecast/

170 Bobbi S { 10.25.12 at 5:04 pm }

Im heading up to Virginia to see my family. My sisters want me to come up there this December. December 12-January 6 is my time frame but im concerned about the weather? Last time a snowstorm kept me from going in both 2010 and 2011. Whats called for? thank you so much

171 Tammie { 10.25.12 at 6:43 am }

I live in the middle of the mitten and am looking forward to a winter where driving is easy peasy. I would like snow just on the weekends…oh and no freezing rain and no ice! I just wanted to put that out there!

172 Jaime McLeod { 10.25.12 at 9:18 am }

Julie, Temperatures in Orlando at that time tend to fall in the 60s and 70s. It rains a lot in Florida, and we’re calling for some storms in mid-March.

173 Julie { 10.25.12 at 5:45 am }

What is the weather going to be like for Floirda State in the middle of March? We are planning a vacation for Orlando, FL. So, just wondering how to pack for the weather!

174 Julian { 10.24.12 at 8:53 pm }

Hi I would like a response as quick as possible haha because im leaving soon so I was wondering do you think there will be lots of snow for michigan in 2012-2013

175 Jaime McLeod { 10.25.12 at 9:27 am }

“Chilly” doesn’t necessarily mean colder than normal. Temperatures will be milder than normal. but still chilly.

176 ric { 10.24.12 at 3:07 am }

I’m confused. Above you say Pacific NW will have mild temps and below normal precip. but…
On your map, for Pacific NW, you’re showing drier than normal and chilly temps.
Both agree on drier but are in conflict for temps. Which should we expect milder or colder?

177 Josh { 10.23.12 at 10:49 pm }

Will there be a lot of snow for Bemidji Minnesota?!

178 Bobgardmer { 10.23.12 at 10:46 pm }

Will their be a lot of snow for Bemidji ,Minnesota?!

179 Me { 10.23.12 at 7:14 pm }

If any one doesn’t want their snow please send it to upstate New York !!! Thank You

180 mary3618 { 10.23.12 at 3:26 pm }

Is it going to snow any in Kennesaw, GA? A couple of years ago we had snow on Christmas. it was absolutely beautiful! I sure hope we get some snow this year.

181 Jaime McLeod { 10.25.12 at 9:29 am }
182 m { 10.23.12 at 10:59 am }

Wedding in three weeks in Oklahoma- hows the waether going to be? It’s an outside wedding…I know I know…huge gamble!

183 DARVID { 10.22.12 at 1:51 pm }

Snow fer dayz in washington, its mighty cold in the seattle area. It only a matter of time, we got hail and slush last night. I hope a monster storm!

184 RGocampo { 10.22.12 at 11:22 am }

How about forth Washington ,Maryland? I guess hope for the best, prepare for the worst!

185 FredBear { 10.22.12 at 10:59 am }

Are we planning on getting heavy snow fall in Wisconsin this year?

186 Jennifer DuHoux { 10.22.12 at 9:02 am }

Is Minnesota going to be snowy

187 Jennifer DuHoux { 10.22.12 at 9:01 am }

What is going to happen with Minnesota r we going to get a lot of snow

188 tonye { 10.22.12 at 3:24 am }

Bring a snowstorm to seattle, i got a four wheel drive now!

189 theresanne vickery { 10.21.12 at 3:35 am }

Idaho would love to see above average snow. Ski resorts have been shutting down way too early for a lot of folks the past few years. Maybe next year will be our turn. We could use a really good winter

190 Catron { 10.20.12 at 7:34 pm }

I work/live near the Mt. Baker Ski Resort in Washington State. We currently have 4inches of snow and its coming down hard!! Looks like its supposed to snow like this for the next week at least. Seems we are getting more snowfall than the almanac predicted. I hope it holds out through the season.

191 kara { 10.20.12 at 3:22 pm }

ugh nooo. We were having the perfect fall until I realized were going to be in the upper 70s and lower 80s again next week 🙁 nooo. Enough already! I thought the farmers almanac called for a cold october? what gives? When will it get cold again? KY is tired of warm weather, we need a frost here soon!! that would help me alot

192 Albert { 10.20.12 at 11:51 am }

does that mean there will be any snow for northern Delaware.

193 Tonya { 10.20.12 at 8:58 am }

Just hope to get some snow in tampa bay Florida been 30 plus years

194 dave rodenborg { 10.20.12 at 7:54 am }

Keep in formed

195 magpulmom { 10.19.12 at 5:48 pm }

Portland, OR would LOVE to see some snow instead of more record-setting rain! Well, at least our family would 😉 Here’s hoping!

196 sharry { 10.19.12 at 4:03 pm }

I live in IL 22 miles from Chicago and it gets cold enough here already. I don’t mind the snow but please not the cold we are due for it and if the almanac is correct we will get the snow. As long as I don’t have to go out bring it.

197 mrdoho { 10.19.12 at 1:00 pm }

I live in Laramie, WY and we have not had a good winter here in a good few years, by a good winter I want lot’s of snow storm’s that drop atleast 6″ of snow per storm. It’s been very dry here.

198 Brandon { 10.19.12 at 11:28 am }

Will Utah atleast get an average snow fall? Out is so desperately needed.

199 Shay { 10.19.12 at 12:46 am }

I am from Colorado and I would appreciate a lot of snow. I want some blizzards.

200 BARB { 10.19.12 at 12:35 am }

NORMA, THE EDEN PURE is a BAD HEATER! GOOD CONCEPT BUT TERRIBLE COMPANY . MINE never worked right and the customer service dept. impossible!NO WARRANTY… BEWARE!!!

201 WrightBaby { 10.18.12 at 10:58 pm }

Wait what??? The pacific northwest was hit by a HUGE storm last year leaving the majority of the area without power for 5+ days and 1″ of ice covering up to a foot of snow! Where where you????

202 Norma { 10.18.12 at 2:35 pm }

Ive been looking at an eden pure heater thats now on sale for $115 but the thing im concerned about is I dont know if the remaining part of the fall will turn unusually warm. How is November looking for the southern portions of PA? Im not letting my money go to waste to see 70 degree weather in November-December. Im looking foward to using it but will it be cold enough to use it is what im asking? I looked at the long range weather forecast but does cold mean seasonal levels? because once you get into Nov its supposed to be quite chilly anyway.. thank you!!,

203 Marcie { 10.18.12 at 11:01 am }

yayyy snow! hurry up winter

204 Shirley { 10.17.12 at 9:51 pm }

Thank you Amanda, my sister lives in Lynchburg and she said the trees there are near peak and i saw pictures and it was very pretty! I checked the latest map and it shows most of Virginia in peak or near peak. Im trying to figure out if I can go from 460. You’d think Roanoke would be ahead of Lynchburg but im not sure. Im trying to make it this weekend to make sure im not late lol!

205 Amanda { 10.17.12 at 8:40 pm }

Shirley, I live close to Bedford, VA. Our local news just said the peak for fall foliage will be in about 2 weeks. You should be good to go as far as fall colors. If not then head south on the Blue Ridge Parkway or up 311 in Catawba. Roanoke still has many trees that are completely green and we are only 30 minutes away. One mountain range to the next could be completely different. It seems like peak season here has been delayed by a few weeks…

206 Wanita Twigg { 10.17.12 at 8:08 pm }

I live in Granbury Texas, zip code 76048. I was wondering what kind of winter we are going to have. I am wondering because of some tropicals that we have in the yard. I would appreciate any incite, Thank you.

207 Shirley { 10.17.12 at 7:44 pm }

I have a question. Im a leaf peeper planning to head up to the Peaks of Otter in Bedford, Virginia to see the marvelous autumn colors at the mountains. My sister lives in inland VA and what I know now is that its absolutely beautiful there now. The foliage map says inland Virginia is October 12-28. but i dont know if I can make it there this weekend or even next weekend. The current map says they are at peak or nearing peak. Will early-mid November be too late to see it? because southern SC sees the best color in mid November. What do you think? thanks in advance!

208 Angela { 10.16.12 at 11:00 pm }

I live in GA and I’m hoping for a mild winter. Cost of heating a house is too expensive when it’s really cold so I’m wishing for warmer weather with 0 snow.

209 Jon { 10.16.12 at 7:38 am }

I really hope we get something like the Groundhog Day Blizzard here in Chicago!

210 John A { 10.15.12 at 5:36 pm }

I sure would like 8 weeks of 10 degree weather with lots of snow for NorthEast Indiana.

211 Wethergurl { 10.15.12 at 5:05 pm }

I live in NJ and work in NYC so winter and all of his cousins (freezing rain, sleet and snow) are bad news to me…Ugh! I new last winter was too good for a repeat. I guess I will just stock on Merlot.

212 ironqueen12 { 10.15.12 at 4:34 pm }

I’m originally a Jersey girl, but any word on North Carolina snow. I haven’t seen a good, good, snow here since January 2001 when we had the 22″ incher….that was awesome!

213 TJ Heinlein { 10.14.12 at 8:32 pm }

I keep hearing of a bad winter. What type of cold temperatures will the state of Michigan have. Will
they be in the single digits?
I drive a lot with my job. Travel all over Michigan and Canada mainly.

214 Beth Kyd { 10.14.12 at 8:33 am }

What about the middle of Missouri? I totally understand that it WILL vary, from day to day as per usual, but are we looking at precipitation at all???? Thanks

215 Erik { 10.13.12 at 10:52 pm }

I live in southern Oregon. After years of being out in the woods for our various hunting seasons, I’ve noticed trends in the way animals behave prior to winter.

This year, the first week of October, I entered the woods to attempt to track down some of our elusive high desert mule deer. Normally at that time of year, the does are still running around in small groups of 3-5, and the squirrels are just starting to gather pines cones. This year the deer were already in larger groups of 10-15, usually including a couple of young bucks, and the trees were picked clean of pine cones, and all the nuts were stashed away. This doesn’t usually occur around here untill the end of october, sometimes untill early november.

I didnt get a buck this year, but the ones I saw hanging had a healthy layer of fat. Many of the deer had already moved to the lower elevations, and the scavengers were almost non-existant in the higher elevations (I found a carcass early in the season, and it was untouched a week later.)

All this tells me that winter is coming early, and going to be hard. Get your snowshovels ready, make sure the snowblower is in good working condition, and stock up water and alternative heat sources. You will probably need them.

216 andrew senecal { 10.11.12 at 3:37 pm }

i live in the wisconsin dells and i work there to so bring on the snow 2 or 3 blizzards is good for me because the more hazardous the weather there the less busy and less work i do when im there so lets bring back the 2007 snow season where we got over 100 inches of snow either way i still get paid $10 hr as a cook LOL…

217 Becky { 10.11.12 at 11:53 am }

I am a central New Yorker by heart! I love the four seasons that we get! Last year we had no winter and I didn’t even get to engaged in the winter sports I truely love. I am excited to see that we will have snow that hopefully will stick around:)

218 john smith { 10.11.12 at 11:18 am }

Over a thousand single day record lows broken in U.S. Iceagenow.com gives the facts about global warming myth or should I say climate change which suggests avg temps on the way down not up!

219 Brandy { 10.11.12 at 10:05 am }

Bring on the snow!!! we did not get any snow here in VA last year, Id loooove a Blizzard or two!

220 Jeremy { 10.10.12 at 5:09 pm }

I hope Northwest Arkansas has a lot more snow this year. I love the snow!!!

221 April { 10.10.12 at 4:42 pm }

As of right now I’m skeptical of the forecast for the Pacific Northwest. We’ve already been hit with a cold snap and gloves are already a must.

222 bingcrosby { 10.10.12 at 3:46 pm }

Yippee! Now, maybe I can illustrate the meaning of the song “White Christmas ” to my children, here in central Ohio..

223 Sarah T { 10.10.12 at 12:25 pm }

Hoping for A LOT more snow this winter in Southeastern Ohio!! Want more than an inch of snow! Bring on the snow:)

224 mike { 10.10.12 at 11:12 am }

its really feeling good on the georgia coast. already have fired up the buck stove a couple of times. rain has been good here. n. ga. is in bad need of rain. have 2 cords of pecan cut and stacked . need 2 more as i will be installing a wood burning stove in my shop. if i have any left over i will keep some to bbq with the rest i sell to a bbq place. i do hope we have a good cold winter. we have four seasons, so let everyone get what they want. the hot weather is not for me.

225 soretoe { 10.10.12 at 9:42 am }

Leave all that white stuff up north. We need rain here in the whole state of Georgia (jawjah ifn ya live here). I actually like the prediction of how our winter will be, but I’m retired and most days have no where to go or any thing to do when I get there.
I love my Farmers Almanac and always go back to reread stories and articles. I have tried planting according to the charts and have had good results. So, if our winter is going to be cold & wet—bring it on. I have my Almanac close at hand and will curl up with my comforter and read all season.

226 derek martin { 10.10.12 at 9:28 am }

Baltimore MD needs some snow

227 Nora { 10.09.12 at 10:23 pm }

When do you think our first snow will be in Greensboro, NC? I see in december there are two potential snowstorms being called for but they both say “with significant accumulations down to Maryland, Virginia then fair, very cold” and “snow mid atlantic states and new england” do you think North Carolina may get in with a little snow? I know virginia gets more snow than we do but should I look at southeast or northeast for my forecast? thanks for your help!

228 Stacey Frederick { 10.09.12 at 10:13 pm }

What will ny bring? Any ideas

229 Devvvv { 10.09.12 at 4:40 pm }

Bring lots of snow too WV! Snowboarding season

230 nls1553 { 10.08.12 at 8:21 pm }

Like the saying goes.. if you don’t like the weather in Maine.. wait 5 mins! lol.. Actually last year we got hit hard and fast with snow late fall. But, thankfully the ground wasn’t frozen so it didn’t linger long. We actually had a “mild” winter for Maine. Not so much for this year, it appears. I am with John in Vermont., the older i get the less I like snow. So for all you westerner’s if you get sick of mild and dry. Come on up to Maine about the middle of Jan- March. You will only WISH that you were mild and dry.. LOL.. Where ever you may be.. have a safe, healthy and happy “winter!” Thanks Farmers Almanac for giving me the “heads-up” . 8)

231 Eman { 10.08.12 at 6:26 pm }

What do you guys think about snow for michigan??

232 Gen { 10.08.12 at 4:13 am }

I live in California and I sure miss the rain. I remember rainy winters from my childhood. It would be nice to experience rain again. Ever. *sigh*

233 Quinton { 10.07.12 at 11:41 pm }

I hope the Midwest gets more snow this year!

234 Amanda { 10.07.12 at 2:15 pm }

Wow, this is great news! I hope North GA will get some snow, the more, the better. I would to go riding with snow all around! And I have started fattening up my little herd for the brutal temps to come. Already feeling them now.

235 Heather { 10.07.12 at 2:10 pm }

As always central gets nothing!!!! We r always a wild card….

236 blizzardof96 { 10.07.12 at 9:18 am }

Glen, I am expecting colder then normal temperatures and near normal snowfall for your area. February may end up your snowiest month with more snow storms aiming for the eastern great lakes and ohio valley. I am hoping for the snow here as well in toronto, canada!

237 John { 10.07.12 at 2:16 am }

Well if we start getting hit with too much cold and snow here in Vermont, I will jump! (right into bed and stay there all winter). The older I get the more I hate snow. I hope Farmers Almanac is completely wrong. No snow please!

238 Snow in Buffalo { 10.06.12 at 7:29 pm }

Here’s to a good snowboarding season in WNY!

239 glen lyon { 10.06.12 at 6:16 pm }

how about southern ohio? will we get any real snow far this year? my wife and i love the winter months and lots of snow, we would love to see some this year, please let us know!

240 blizzardof96 { 10.05.12 at 5:36 pm }

Heres a link to my official 2012-13 winter forecast. Hope you guys enjoy it! http://torontowxcenter.blogspot.ca/2012/10/official-winter-2012-13-outlook.html

241 ttownnana { 10.05.12 at 9:07 am }

I am hoping for wet weather this winter for Georgia. We need the rain to replenish our ponds.

242 bill { 10.04.12 at 4:07 pm }

i hope it snows here in georgia this year

243 Deb Grutzmacher { 10.04.12 at 2:02 pm }

I live in MN and we are in desperate need of some moisture so I am hoping we get a good amount of snow this year. We had a very mild winter last year and drought conditions this summer. Bring it on.

244 alohiprincess1313 { 10.04.12 at 11:53 am }

I am getting married on march 23rd, 2012. We JUT had to change it from may. So, we are trying to figure out a place to get married, indoor or out. Can anyone tell me what the weather is suppose to be like on march 23rd, 2013, in missouri (jefferson city/lake of the ozarks) Thank you all so much in advance! 🙂

245 JD { 10.04.12 at 11:35 am }

What will the winter be like for N. central Fla.

246 Wendy { 10.04.12 at 11:08 am }


247 Mac { 10.04.12 at 11:07 am }

Mild and wet in OK? Sounds like some winter golf is in the mix!

248 SK { 10.04.12 at 9:14 am }

Oh bring on the chilly weather for Florida! Were ready for it. : )

249 willschmitz { 10.04.12 at 8:16 am }

can put away the Snoopy Sno Cone maker this year in Philly…..bring on the wonderland white…..I LOVE IT!

250 chris { 10.03.12 at 12:41 pm }

I am hoping winter is good to us. My children missed out on the snow and we can actually use a good few storms . Other than that husbands will be happy they can ride snowmobiles.

251 Barbara { 10.03.12 at 8:40 am }

I was wondering the weather they predicted for Missouri said, wild temperature swings and periods of storminess, what exactly does that mean. Some say a lot of snow but what does it mean exactly?

252 Jaime McLeod { 10.03.12 at 11:33 am }

Brenda, You can post them as Twitpics – just put @farmersalmanac in the post so we can see it – or post them on our Facebook page.

253 Brenda { 10.02.12 at 9:26 pm }

Hi Jaime,
I captured a few pictures of the colors showing up in my area this autumn. I saw that you all want to see pictures on the the twitter page! How do i send those in? Do i send through the mail or through email etc..? i also wanted to send in pics of the crazy heavy acorn drops in my yard!

254 Susan Lawson { 10.02.12 at 8:50 pm }

I’m in California but in the mountains. When you finish laughing, I’d like to see some snow this year–last year our state snowplowers were just state woodcutters. The lakes barely held on, but another year like last year and our little lakes will be ponds. Is it really going to be that bad on the western side?

255 motoxfreek7 { 10.02.12 at 5:58 pm }

Berry, Go start picking up those nuts so you don’t starve!

256 Barry { 10.02.12 at 3:29 pm }

Here in Virginia this year is a mass crop of nuts off the trees, more than i have seen in 15 years, God has his ways of making sure his animals eat, if you vote for Obama we all might not ever eat again

257 john { 10.02.12 at 3:27 pm }


258 Anne { 10.01.12 at 9:33 pm }

Boo! We need the deep freeze in TX to kill these deadly mosquitos! 🙁

259 Dave { 10.01.12 at 7:01 pm }

This is all well and good but this is only a prediction – it’s not a valid forecast(which is also a prediction). we are seeing more warmer times due to the fact that global warming isn’t a myth any longer. we may very well get more snow and less cold in places that traditionally got more cold – stay tuned folks.

260 Beate Von Koenig { 10.01.12 at 7:14 am }

Where I live in the Smokey’s i always get snow, i had it three times last year, and 11 times in2010, I say let it snow let it let it snow. German born, I adore cold weather.

261 Loobie { 09.30.12 at 10:06 pm }

Living in Syracuse, New York, one of the snowiest cities in the U.S., last winter was a gift, a miracle. Yes, the apple crop was smaller, and better pumpkins were the tiniest bit harder to find out on the farmstands, but we weren’t devastated by the drought like the Midwest was. I personally am fervently praying for a repeat of that lovely mild winter of ’11-’12, the winter my snowblower never left the garage.

262 naynay { 09.30.12 at 9:01 pm }

Ok i know you all want snow but im in P.A. and we get 2 to 4 feet at a time not fun at all when you drive 30 minutes to work and home in the dark i hope its a winter like last year,sorry folks

263 mjbicknell { 09.30.12 at 4:09 pm }

Please Bring on the Snow for Southern Maryland, It was so hot this summer! Last winter was so disappointing almost no snow and 50′ in January! Gotta love that chill/freeze!

264 Bob { 09.30.12 at 2:37 pm }

This probably won’t be approved.
El Nino is coming back this year, a weak El Nino means Snow for Northern & Eastern Arizona. The weather service (not national) for my area is calling for a wet winter in lower Arizona and plenty of snow for the high country.

265 hollyjulia { 09.30.12 at 12:17 pm }

Specifically, what about the front range in the Rockies compared to the last two winters? I don’t even know how to gauge normal anymore. It’s been so mild, I’ve forgotten what a real winter is like, and am hoping for even some snow.

266 Kathy { 09.29.12 at 11:42 pm }

So looking forward to colder weather here in the south….maybe a bit of snow??? That would be nice!

267 jennnorth4 { 09.29.12 at 8:36 pm }

Was wondering what winter was going to be like for Michigan this year?

268 Paul D. { 09.28.12 at 7:51 pm }

What will the winter be for Alaska and Hawaii?

269 Zoe { 09.27.12 at 9:15 pm }

I live in Northern Virginia and I want to be buried in snow. I love it.

270 Nick { 09.27.12 at 10:34 am }

So will Minnesota be getting any snow???? Not again…… Please answer.

271 Anna { 09.26.12 at 11:04 pm }

Will Oklahoma ever get out of this drought??? And will we ever have a white christmas????

272 ernie { 09.26.12 at 6:47 pm }

bring it on heavy

273 betty { 09.26.12 at 6:33 pm }

So how about virginia? more snow this year? and when the farmers almanac calls for a snowstorm in the mid atlantic region does that mean we will also get it? foothills of the blue ridge mountains specifically

274 alicia { 09.26.12 at 5:18 pm }

Long island weather seems to differ from NYC. Surounded by water, do you think we will see any snow of significance this year?

275 Gina17 { 09.26.12 at 10:02 am }

Will Alabama see any snow this year? I really hope so, I love the snow….

276 kim { 09.25.12 at 9:13 pm }

Lots of acorns falling….hard winter ahead for houston

277 Cynthia { 09.24.12 at 10:27 am }

I sooooo am looking forward to winter, In Chicago we welcome it, storms and blizzards….bring it on ! We LOVE you winter in the Chi ! Were still wearing flip flops, shorts and BBQ’ing here in that weather. Da Bears !

278 Aaron G { 09.23.12 at 11:00 pm }

We definitely need that cold winter here in virginia. We need more than 1 snow. Last winter was by far the most depressing winter ever. We need the cold to freeze off these bugs. ticks have been horrible this year. I dont care what anybody tells me but I DO NOT want allergies in February. I like winter, snow doesent make me sneeze. a warm winter is no good. It does more harm than good. Praying for a colder and snowier winter i hope this is right!!!

279 Ryah { 09.23.12 at 10:51 pm }

Hating the thought of a COLD Winter…. last winter was a blessing as far as the Gas/Heating bills went–highest bill was $179…. the year before, when it was so cold, so long….I had 5 months of $499+. !!!
Careful what we wish for !!

280 mjbicknell { 09.23.12 at 2:33 pm }

Yes! Snow needs to come to Southern Maryland! We had temps in the 50’s in January when the average is 30’s!

281 oliverthedog { 09.23.12 at 2:07 pm }

Last winter was a disappointment for NJ. All I wanted was some cold, snowy weather, but all I got was mild weather. Hopefully the almanac is correct and we’ll get lots of snow! 🙂

282 christmas95 { 09.23.12 at 1:46 pm }

What does it mean if there are literally millions of acorns falling down? It didnt happen last year, and the only snow we had in va was the one in october.

283 chooch { 09.23.12 at 12:21 pm }

The deer have very dark fur in upstate New York this year .I was told this means a hard winter .

284 Richard Fleer { 09.22.12 at 11:51 pm }

Chicago wx from this forecast looks to be going back to its old self: Multiple personalities.
Hopefully this’ll help us out with the drought in Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

285 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.12 at 9:09 am }

You can find the average peak dates here: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/peak-fall-foliage-dates/

We do not predict whether the color will be good or not. What makes for good color is warm, sunny days with cold, crisp nights.

286 deanna { 09.22.12 at 5:57 pm }

I have a.question but its not about winter. I was wondering about the 2012 fall foliage season in western virginia.i came from florida and we didnt have that colorful light show down there. Im so excited to see all 4 seasons and my first snow in years!! How will the colors be this year? I know maine is already starting to peak but what about here? Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s in the past 2 weeks is good i think. Sunny and cool. When do you think we will peak and will it be great this year? Thanks

287 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.12 at 9:10 am }

Seattle rarely gets much snow, and I think the chance is even lower this year.

288 Michael { 09.22.12 at 2:40 pm }

We have had a fab summer in Seattle miss the rain though. Your map shows a mild and dry winter with low precipitation. Any chance we can get lots of snow?

289 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.12 at 9:10 am }

Justin, No, we didn’t say that.

290 Justin { 09.22.12 at 10:11 am }

Is this the same almanac that said last winter would be brutal and one of the coldest on record?

291 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.12 at 9:11 am }

Ashley, You’ll probably see some snow in Tennessee, but not a lot.

292 ashleyv { 09.22.12 at 10:04 am }

I live in Tennessee and the prediction calls for “wet and chilly”. I was wondering if the wet means we can expect all rain or some snow/ice as well?! Thank you!!!

293 Adam { 09.22.12 at 9:30 am }

Dose anybody know what winter will be like for Buffalo / Western NY

294 doreen { 09.22.12 at 8:34 am }

i was really hoping that we have a winter somewhat like last year. i don’t care for the ice and as long as we don’t get too much snow at one time i guess i can take it. it’s looking like i will probably use electric heater quite a bit this coming winter according to almanac it is going to be quite cold.

295 Joan Polny { 09.22.12 at 7:35 am }

I was hoping for another warm winter for Sparta, N.J. but I guess not. Damn!

296 Dustin { 09.22.12 at 12:40 am }

I live in Ohio and we want lotsa snow!! We wanna see feet not inches!! All I gotta say is show me the snow !!

297 Nicole { 09.21.12 at 7:46 pm }


298 LShelton53 { 09.21.12 at 7:06 pm }

I sure hope Indiana gets a LOT of snow this winter…Been a LONG time since we really had a lot. Love the snow!!!!!

299 Jared { 09.21.12 at 4:10 pm }

@John The space shuttle exhaust was pure water vapor which didnt hurt the planet. you’re thing of CFC’s

300 marsay { 09.21.12 at 1:10 pm }

Eli & wtfsickofcrap – no need to be rude on this message board. It’s a friendly board where people share their weather interests. It’s ok to disagree with opinions but there is no reason to ridicule another person.

301 eli { 09.21.12 at 12:25 pm }

You’ll get what mother nature dishes out to you so shaddup!

302 John { 09.21.12 at 10:01 am }

That Bible may be correct. or the Mayans. Our Galaxy has put the Sun in a position of change that is effecting the weather for the next 100 years. Maybe we should stop driving cars and using rockets to blast away the ozone layer. That Space Shuttle did irriparible damage to the ozone layer, leaving the north and south pole exposed to the sun.
Well the bottom line is human extinctin is possible. Drought – Famines – pests – ninja bugs wars , ya another bad winter.

303 buttercup { 09.20.12 at 4:37 pm }

Dear Santa,

Please give Baltimore a triple-double blizzard like there was a couple of years ago… I was stuck in Tennessee at the time… 🙁

Thank you,

P.S.- I’ve been a good girl this year! 🙂

304 Jaime McLeod { 09.26.12 at 9:19 am }

Marsay – Yes and no. Every storm is different, with a different area of effect, but in general you probably are. Do you get lake effect snow?

305 marsay { 09.20.12 at 3:46 pm }

Hello – I live about 30 miles West of Chicago and I know I am in Zone 2. When I am reading the longe range forecast, this for example,

November, 4th-7th. Stormy, especially Great Lakes, where snow is possible. Then clearing, colder. Am I considered the Great Lakes in proximity to Chicago?

I hope we get pummeled with snow this year! Thanks for your help!

306 wtfsickofcrap { 09.20.12 at 3:43 pm }

Seriously? People count on/listen to this crap? They said last winter would be one of the harshest…. I think it snowed once and I’m in Wisconsin……….

307 sledhead { 09.19.12 at 9:25 pm }

Bring on the white stuff!

308 purdom { 09.19.12 at 7:21 pm }

so will we get a lot of snow in Spokane this winter

309 sledhead { 09.19.12 at 5:47 pm }

Bring on the white stuff for NH, after last year I forgot what it looks like.

310 Desiree { 09.19.12 at 2:16 pm }

What’s the winter for Vandalia are of missouri gonna be like this year?? Hopefully some snow cause it’s just not Christmas without snow! Any predictions would be great!

311 Emily { 09.19.12 at 12:28 pm }

Old man Winter failed to come through with the blizzard in February that was predicted for last year. I hope this is wrong again this year. Snow puts a hold on my work as I am a nanny, snow days mean no work for me 🙁

312 Roxy { 09.19.12 at 11:26 am }

Great!!! UUGGH! thats all Kansas needs is another mild winter. We have so many black widow spiders moving up to our state because of the warm temps already. I love the almanac but honestly I hope they are way wrong this time.

313 melG826 { 09.19.12 at 11:20 am }

Hoping MN get hits real good this year.

314 mary3618 { 09.19.12 at 8:44 am }

Hoping that Kennesaw Ga will get alot of snow this coming year!

315 Ryan { 09.18.12 at 8:27 am }

Hopefully south jersey gets hit hard!

316 redwolve321 { 09.18.12 at 7:21 am }

I’m really hoping this proves true! It was spot on last year.

317 christapher13@yahoo.com { 09.17.12 at 10:20 pm }

Hoping Indiana might get some dang snow this year

318 aaron { 09.17.12 at 8:59 pm }

When the farmers almanac says “very cold” does that mean temps will be well below average? I live in Virginia and i was wondering how cold you think it may get for that time period in December? December 20-23 it says that. To help you out our normal high is 43 and normal low is 24 for late Dec. In the winter we can have mornings where its near 0 and daytime temps may never make it out the 20s. How cold do you think it will get Jaime?

319 Karen { 09.17.12 at 12:11 pm }

Living in Colorado near ski country, this sounds very disappointing for us. I am ready for serious snow to begin next month. I was hopeful for an above average snow season. We need it badly.

320 Debbie Yokum { 09.17.12 at 11:10 am }

Ok – so according to the “weather experts” the Southwest will be in drought again for the second year. Last winter was very depressing, the lack of snow (consistency) in the Sierra’s was something I had not seen before. As a avid cross-country skier we only got 2 days of skiing in for the entire season. Hopefully the weather band will change and the snow will return to the Southwestern/Sierra areas – these regions are dependent on the snow for business. I am deciding wether or not to attend the annual Nordic Skiing event the end of October, hard to get excited about the upcoming winter when the forecast is dismal in terms of cold/snow for the Sierra’s. I have new skiis, boots, and all the accesories, looks like they will be collecting dust. If anyone out there has any updated information to brighten the forecast for all of us on the West Coast – send it on.

321 Carrie M. { 09.16.12 at 11:48 pm }

Living in central Ky it seems that we went from last summer into a scorching hot, dry summer this year. Observing some of the weather folklore signs, I have noticed my chinchilla is growing in his thicker coat earlier than ever as well as increased squirrel acorn gathering, geese flying in a “W” pattern and my sister saw a completely black woolly worm. While these may not be scientific I admit I have started laying in provisions such as batteries, lamp oil and propane as well as boxed puzzles, books and games for entertainment. The last ice storm in 2009(I think) we were without electricity for 10 days.
I will definitely be keeping an eye on these forecasts for end of season accuracy just for my pleasure.

Thanks and keep the info coming!

322 Melissa { 09.16.12 at 9:46 am }

I am predicting a very snowy year this year! I live in Minnesota, and we were having problems with the lake temperatures being so warm that it was killing the fish. I have read that the ocean’s temperatures were warmer than average this year as well. I think when all that warm water cools it will be sending moisture up into the sky creating lots of snow clouds. Somebody had mentioned to me that they haven’t noticed very many acorns dropping this year…I haven’t got out to access the nut situation myself yet, but if we do get dumped on then you can bet I will be keeping my squirrel friends in mind!

323 Billie Dawson { 09.15.12 at 11:59 pm }

I cannot figure out from the discussion, the written predictions, OR the map shown, WHAT in the world will be happening in UTAH this winter!?!?! Last year (and for a couple of winters previous) there was warmer than usual temps, and much less snow…no snow at all ’til 1/7/12. How ’bout this year? Any ideas?? Would like to know what returning from Hawaii at the end of January 2013 from a Christmas Holiday will bring….~B~

324 eslaporte { 09.15.12 at 4:30 pm }

So – Old Man Winter is going to dump on the East and give the West a pass….hummmm…
Just knew that we were going to pay for that mild winter and early spring…burrrrr!


325 Jaime McLeod { 09.17.12 at 2:20 pm }

Fletch – You can find that forecast here with a free membership: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/long-range-weather-forecast/

326 Fletch { 09.14.12 at 8:10 pm }

Could you please advise what the weather may be like from November 1st to December 31st 2012 in the Buffalo, NY and Springfield, MA area.

327 yoverizon { 09.14.12 at 8:03 pm }

when will January be posted on the 4 month forecast? its mid september and all i can see up to is December 31st. December looks good for snow in the northeast but im curious about what the wintry cold hearted January will bring. Last January was mild and wet, lets see how that changes! I hope we get some good deals of cold weather this winter. Will it be better?

328 AnnaMom816 { 09.14.12 at 6:13 am }

The first half of summer here in northern Indiana has been hot and dry to the point of God-awful. The only good thing about that pattern is that the lack of humidity and rain actually kept the mosquitoes down. Once the pattern broke around late July/early August and the rain came back, so did the mosquitoes, they can even carry you away in the daytime! Fleas have been a persistent nuisance this year as well. I have to say I am ready for the cold snaps in fall that kill off the pesky bugs. I’m not a huge fan of winter, but I do live in the north, and up here during winter we’re supposed to have snow and cold so I hope we do get a reasonable enough amount to avoid drought problems for next year’s gardening.

329 Jaime McLeod { 09.14.12 at 10:11 am }

Beau – we’ll be publishing a ski report very soon. Watch the homepage!

330 beau Greenough { 09.13.12 at 4:19 pm }

im lookin for the best skiing in the central rockies region do you recomend northern like montana or nothern colorado for ski passes this year?

331 Deb Bricker { 09.13.12 at 3:22 pm }

What kind of Winter is in store for southern Central Illinois around Downs, Illinois.

Can you please let me know.

Is it going to be bad or good.

332 David { 09.13.12 at 12:09 pm }

What will weather in Southern New England be for winter months? I hope lots of snow and a blizzard or two in there. I love cold snowy winters!

333 Judy { 09.12.12 at 6:02 pm }

Bring on the snow to knoxville

334 Judy { 09.12.12 at 6:00 pm }

As for Knoxville, tn LET IT SNOW!!!!!! Moved up here from south to see at least a good snow once a year.

335 Pam Dyer { 09.12.12 at 1:46 pm }

Hope that Alabama get some winter weather, but not enough to shut everything done. We don’t have the equipment to handle to snow/sleet that other states do.

336 mike { 09.12.12 at 12:10 pm }


337 Bella { 09.12.12 at 9:45 am }

are we going to get lots of snow and ice here in Albany NY area, i don’t mind the snow it’s the ice that i can go without!

338 keybuddy6 { 09.12.12 at 9:18 am }

what is in store for Springfield Missouri for snow this year?

339 Clay Holister { 09.12.12 at 7:38 am }

Here in west central Indiana we. Have had about 10″ rain since if finally began to rain in early August . We had be very very dry,as it has been below normal precipatation since June 2011. Never plowed snow at all last winter. Bugs abound, and now as we approach fall, we pray for the rains to continue, winter to be ” normal” at least we “got our seed back”

340 Christine { 09.11.12 at 7:24 pm }

Please Old Man Winter dump lots and lots of snow on Buffalo and it’s surrounding suburbs this year. Last winter was so rainy,warm and depressing. I actually hopped on a plane and stayed in Florida for a month. At least it was sunny with no rain there.

I’m hoping with Lake Erie being so warm this year that a nice cold front comes down and sweeps right over the lake. I love some lake effect snow!

341 Stephanie { 09.11.12 at 12:53 pm }

So does this mean Arizona is going to have a warmer winter? AGAIN?

342 Kathy { 09.11.12 at 1:23 am }

You guys were right on with the hurricane in August. I remember telling my husband that there was going to be a major hurricane coming soon. And sure enough it came…sorry that it do though!! Hope all in Louisiana are save and well.

343 Roger Doss { 09.10.12 at 9:38 pm }

I’m in Central Ohio, I just hoping it’s snow instead of the mix, I would rather have a foot of snow over 1/2 inch of ice and sleet–I hate that stuff, and if it get well below zero it’s going to mess people up around here, as it’s been many many years since it’s gotten down to 10 or 15 below.

Here’s the deal, if we get a good heavy snow in early Jan. all bets are off as a H will drag down out of Canada and we could get locked in for quite some time on the cold and snow, but we need some cold temp first all the way up with no layer of warm air from the gulf. And then look out if we get a four corners storm out of the southwest or one comming up from the gulf with us having strong cold air in place and lord forbid if a Clipper comes down out of Canada and they meet in the midwest—That my freinds will be a blizzard, again though cold air must must be in place.

344 Wendy { 09.10.12 at 8:43 pm }

I will believe it when I see it…predictions for the midwest (bi-state of MO/IL) were awful for the summer and winter turned out to be a disappointment too. I can ONLY hope that this winter will be a vengeance.

345 kara { 09.10.12 at 12:04 am }

Ok im confused. The southeast says wet and chilly but the northeast and midwest say cold and.snowy or colder than normal. I live in north carolina and what should i expect? Colder than normal? Milder than normal? Above or below normal snowfall and is winter gonna be quite cold here too? Can you help me any better? Thanks

346 lois carbaugh { 09.09.12 at 1:31 pm }

What is winter weather for Nebraska?

347 Michelle { 09.09.12 at 10:50 am }

According to your weather map Arkansas seem to be divided with mild & wet with wet & chilly. Will we see ice and snow this winter?

348 Edward W Austin { 09.09.12 at 9:51 am }

Do you think we will get a lot of snow in Wells Maine this year.

349 Johnny b Goode { 09.09.12 at 12:37 am }

So don’t by a ski pass due to dry climate in nw? Or it will be a late great again?

350 Nickie { 09.08.12 at 8:53 pm }

what will the day and evening be like on November 23, 2013 ?? Wedding prediction 🙂

351 Billy { 09.08.12 at 3:51 pm }

looks mild for Kansas again…….yay!

352 janetsousa { 09.07.12 at 11:40 pm }

Now I’m not wishing for snow but I do hope we get a little cooler weather. I’m not going to complain about the heat in FL when it’s been so much worse in other parts of the country. But it’s just been so darn humid , that’s what makes it almost unbearable.

353 deedee1 { 09.07.12 at 12:42 pm }


354 Ellen { 09.06.12 at 10:43 pm }

I pray every night we have a cold winter in the east and midwest. Just face it, this years hot weather and drought was influenced by the warm winter with very little snow pack. I know weather, were going to NEED more snow and precipitation this winter to break the drought. A cold snowy winter would chip away the drought over time because snows soak into the ground and create moisture suitable for precipitation, it couldnt rain much this past spring and summer because we didnt have any mosture because of the very little snow. Some may not like the cold, but you gotta realize a warm winter causes nothing but a mess, allergies in February, early spring, dry weather, crazy hot summer, alot of bugs, and many more problems. Come on old man winter, return with revenge!

355 Betty { 09.06.12 at 8:56 pm }

I live in central virginia and i used to hate winter but after last winter (the winter that wasent) i never realized what went missing. I knew something wasent right because it could never get cold. In December we had no snow, not the first flurry and it was 60 degrees on Christmas. The older I get, the more i seem to appreciate our winters. I remember as a little kid i would run around in the snow and make snow angels and snowmen but last winter, i had nothing to appreciate. Just seeing snow on a beautiful, cold, frosty winter evening is a gift from God, anytime i see snow out the window it makes us all happy. Honestly… all i want is snow this December and that would make my holiday! I dont think of it as “ugh no” but i think of it as if our prayers have been answered. winter is the time of year we can all slow down in life. Will I see atleast some snow this December or even January? a few inches on the ground is a true winter wonderland, will this winter be better? Thank you so very much for the winter outlook, this is exactly what im hoping for

356 bonnie walker { 09.06.12 at 5:55 pm }

im from wisconsin where the winters when i was young were 45 below at night/1 this year the ice went off the lakes the earliest ever in 100 years no snow for us for the last 5 years . let it snow let it snow let it snow!

357 Victoria { 09.06.12 at 11:09 am }

Hmm….. It says colder then normal with mixed snow, sleet and rain… But also says a chance for ” precipitation” for the aldlantic seaboard… Let it snow a lot in VA!!! PLEACE MOTHER NATURE!!!!

358 Christina { 09.06.12 at 9:37 am }

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!! I want SNOW!! lots and lots of SNOW!! Ironically I hate being cold… but I love to watch it snow!

359 Stan kania { 09.05.12 at 7:04 pm }

Bring alot of snow everywhere in the world, the world bank is buying water and privatizing it. It’s the next oil. Peoples wells are being sucked dry from big corporations while they have no water and watching their family die because of it.. People need to start shooting when its common sense, that is the justice we where founded on…. TOUGHNESS, instead of weakness of law! We all need SNOW!

360 Jaime McLeod { 09.06.12 at 3:35 pm }

Danielle – Alaska and Hawaii are not part of our forecast. You ca see a general summary for Alaska here: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/weather-alaska/

361 Danielle Lillard { 09.05.12 at 4:16 pm }

What does Alaska not exist? What about the winter in Southeast Alaska please…Juneau, AK.

362 Bill Mensinger { 09.05.12 at 2:49 pm }

I moved to Luray in 2008 and that winter,we had snow after snow after snow.Will we be expecting the same thing this winter.

363 Rene { 09.05.12 at 2:34 pm }

In the Midwest (Chicago, IL) what is typically the warmest part of the day during the winter months, 12 pm – 3 pm?

364 Jaime McLeod { 09.06.12 at 3:36 pm }

Julia – Yes, we did.

365 Julia { 09.05.12 at 2:34 pm }

I have a question about the winter of 2010. Did the farmers almanac predict the major snowstorms in the mid atlantic that winter? because that winter we had snow after snow after snow! we had snow and ice on the ground the whole winter! and February 2010 we had this very big snow that closed schools for a week. After they plowed the snows, it was piled up 10 feet high beside the roads and parking lots. We had about 40 inches of snow for our winter total. Will there be any major snowfalls this winter and cold outbreaks?

366 Andy - Colorado { 09.05.12 at 2:01 pm }

Average precip for front range area?
Is this the avg of the last 5 years or longer?
Thank you

367 Grammy_Red { 09.05.12 at 2:01 pm }

We live in northern Virginia and I keep hoping for snow during Christmas like we had when we lived in Maine. Being a native of Maine transplanted in Virginia has been difficult because the winter season is my favorite for outdoor activities, lots of baking to help keep the house warm, and all that beautiful snow! Of course, shoveling loses its appeal when your back is in pain, but I love being able to take my time, stop to listen to the winter sounds around me, and admire the beauty of nature that the snow has transformed it into.

368 Andy - Colorado { 09.05.12 at 1:37 pm }

So average precip for Colorado, is that along the.front range? What is that average over the last five years or longer?

369 fordman { 09.05.12 at 1:34 pm }

Would realy like The Pocono Mts in Northeast Pa . To get hammered with snow this year so the wife and I can get to know each other a lot better in front of the fireplace ;]

370 Mary Lou { 09.05.12 at 11:30 am }

Longing for the return of cold, snowy winters in NJ. Not a snow dump but a winter wonderland.

371 erica { 09.05.12 at 9:41 am }

I live right by lake erie…literally 5 blocks away at most….I really hope we have a mild winter again this year! It gets sooo cold here and I liked last winter….it was tolerable! So very mild winter…little snow would be great!!

372 Rick { 09.05.12 at 7:57 am }

Last winter you were off by a mile for the Great Lakes area. You’re predicting the same thing (cold and snowy) for this winter. Time will tell!

373 Cole { 09.04.12 at 10:58 pm }

I really really hope the eastern shore of Maryland has a cold winter. The past couple years have sucked. Snow snow snow=duck ducks ducks

374 Jaime McLeod { 09.05.12 at 10:29 am }

Janis – you can find that information here: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/long-range-weather-forecast/

375 JANIS DURHAM { 09.04.12 at 9:07 pm }

c an you tell me what the outdoor weather is going to be on October 20th 2012 my daughter wants a outdoor wedding

376 weeddustin7 { 09.04.12 at 7:35 pm }

yesssssssssssssssss! can we say SNOW for the southwest michigan area. we aint had much the last 2 yrs. im deffently ready for some HUGE amounts this yr. yeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaa

377 Jared { 09.04.12 at 12:56 pm }

Kathlee, I’m surprised to here that. I live in Boulder and we’ve had some excellent winters recently with lots of snow. We had two huge storms last winter with 16″ with one in December and 21″ with another in February. 2009-10 was Boulder’s snowiest winter on record and 2006-07 was the second snowiest. The only really terrible winter here recently was 2010-11.

378 Kathlee { 09.04.12 at 12:12 pm }

I live in Colorado Springs, too. Last night we got rain, for about one whole minute. It’s time to have some holiday snow. So if some of you get too much, you can send some of it our way. We used to have great winters but it’s been a long time since we’ve had much snow. And none at Christmas. So I’m praying….not too much so the animals suffer…just enough to be beautiful. And so we don’t have so many moths in the spring. 🙂 Not too much to ask for, right??

379 mrs jones { 09.04.12 at 11:49 am }

I think long & cold for eastern Iowa. Watched a squirrel frantically dig a hole twice her size in my flower garden for her deposits (Labor Day) & then scout the nooks,crannies, & “Y”‘s in the trees to find a possible winter residence. Nature is grand!

380 yoverizon { 09.03.12 at 6:24 pm }

I was reading the 4 month forecast and December looks very snowy for the northeast! we really need the snow in virginia. We depend on snow in the winter so the ground can take in the moisture, freeze off the bugs and especially ticks, and we have snow resorts such as wintergreen, snowshoe, snowflex and the blue ridge mountains. We didnt have any snow last winter because it could never get cold enough at the right time. Heres hoping for a nice cold winter for everybody. Hurry up winter 2013!!

381 katienine { 09.03.12 at 12:44 pm }

I’m ready for the winter! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

382 arkassilem { 09.02.12 at 11:33 pm }

I hope it gets cold enough to kill these Mosquitos here in new York !!!

383 Melody180 { 09.02.12 at 9:31 pm }

For the southeast it says wet and chilly. I live in north carolina. Will we also see below normal temps and snow too? thank you

384 SarahV { 09.02.12 at 8:40 pm }

Come on Mother Nature! Bring the snow to NW Montana!

385 Shawn { 09.02.12 at 9:43 am }

Yippee…could it be snow, ski, skijoring, snowmobile season is coming back to New England.

386 Aaron { 09.02.12 at 7:10 am }

Looks like cold and snow – Nothing better than frigid, bitter cold winters with piles of dry, blowing snow! It could snow from November through March and I wouldn’t mind in the least! Usually, in Central Indiana, heavy snow falls North of Interstate 70 and sleet and ice falls to the south. This year, though – Who knows? I prefer cold, snowy winters (There’s nothing more beautiful than bare trees hung down with 5 inches of heavy, wet snow, and there’s also nothing like bitter cold, crystal clear nights with the bright moonlight glinting of the snow!), and we haven’t had one in 2 years now. Last good storm was in 2009! Winter is probably my favorite season, and the colder and snowier, the better!

387 MRWiggins { 09.02.12 at 12:04 am }

Dear Santa,
I know that it says it is not supposed to snow as much in Washington, but do you think you can pull some strings to bring us a few inches, so we don’t have school and what not? 🙂

388 Jacrda { 09.01.12 at 12:22 pm }

Wahington state wetest last winter on record .The driest on record or since 1912 for this August and holding into Sept.So beautiful ,im glad we still do not have any drastic or extreme temperatures here. I’ll take the rain and stay green. It’s obvious climates are evolving ever changing.

389 Debra edge { 09.01.12 at 4:30 am }

Live in georgia.hope we get snow this year.I like it alot.hate the hot temperatures for sure.

390 Lindsay { 09.01.12 at 12:43 am }

I live in Richmond, Indiana which puts me on a close border between cold,snowy/mixed precipitation,which will Indiana get or will we get both?

391 kristin1234 { 08.31.12 at 6:39 pm }

this summer has been long and HOT in NE New Mexico, NM is turning into a dust bowl, i live in the mountains, and am praying for a snowy winter. There is no water, crops suck, hay is 13-20 dollars a bail for my horses, all because of no rain, gas prices, and our rotten economy.

392 Alvin { 08.31.12 at 4:07 pm }

I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the leaves on the trees here are turning as well. I hope that we get some snow this winter. We relly could use the moisture.

393 Erin { 08.31.12 at 11:00 am }

This may be the year I really will have to consider moving to Florida…LOL! (Not a big snow fan…)

394 luckimaof3 { 08.30.12 at 10:01 pm }

Sure would like to see another white Christmas here in the southeast …

395 Jeanette { 08.30.12 at 7:31 pm }

My sister has 3 trees in her yard that actually have started to turn color. This is in Walla Walla, WA. Wow this is a first. What does that say? She has lived in her home 15 years and has never seen this before.

396 Liz { 08.30.12 at 7:20 pm }

good finally all the buggies will be killed and my spring/summer plants can grow better.

397 yodude219 { 08.30.12 at 6:10 pm }

How bout eastern Iowas winter

398 Brad Boy { 08.30.12 at 4:25 pm }

We didn’t have a whole lot of snow in Maine last winter, but some. I like snow on the ground because it nice scenery & it makes it brighter at night to see.

399 Brad Boy { 08.30.12 at 4:15 pm }

I lived in Maine my whole life. I can’t imagine winter without snow. The more the better. Bring it on.

400 Terrelld { 08.30.12 at 1:05 pm }

Correction: The upper Texas coast which is where I live..

401 Terrelld { 08.30.12 at 1:03 pm }

Please bring snow to the Texas gulf coast 😀

402 ThunderClouds { 08.30.12 at 1:50 am }

I like the look of this winter! 🙂 I hope we realy get a winter for once here in Va! 🙂

403 Tatianalee { 08.30.12 at 12:25 am }

Living in NW Pennsylvania is a drag in the winter, literally and figuratively, lol. I hate the snow, cold and icy conditions But we have never (in our family) had a problem with roaches until this summer’s record high temps. ugh double ugh! Have been doing everything we could think of (can’t afford an exterminator) to rid the place of them. Used roach powders, sprays, traps, etc. hardly ever see one now but once in a while. Will the chill of winter keep them at bay? BTW everyone in our mobile home park has the bugs!

404 fiorekat { 08.29.12 at 11:23 pm }

Your predictions are far different from most other sites. And typically wrong, correct?

405 Brenda { 08.29.12 at 10:37 pm }

judith- im in total agreement. In central virginia we havent had any rain up until last week. This whole summer, that unbearably hot sun has just been beating down on us, killing everything we have. It was 109 degrees one day back in July and my son had a heat related seizure while the power was out for 2 weeks!! and we slept outside. This has been a terrible summer. Its not supposed to rain for another week and our grounds are going dry very fast. It may not be 95 degrees anymore but we need a winter here and that higher snowpack. If this is what a summer is then ill be happy if we never see one again. Just hang in there, fall is almost here and it will cool down soon

406 MCjmms { 08.29.12 at 8:38 pm }

It’s summer time… duh it is going to be hott!!! Stop complaining. When it is winter you will complain about it being cold. suck it up and deal. Or stay in your climate controlled house and never come out.

407 cuddles { 08.29.12 at 8:26 pm }

I ,hear alot of people from the North. But, what about Texas? Are we going to get a Snow and Ice this Year ?

408 cuddles { 08.29.12 at 8:24 pm }

I ,hear alot of people from the North. But, what about Texas? Are we going to get a Winter this Year?

409 judith hall { 08.29.12 at 7:17 pm }

I am SO over summer!! It has been hot here in Central MO since April and winter doesn’t look promising. Looks like what isn’t already dead is not going to have a chance to rejuvenate itself under winter’s frozen protection, (wonder if the trees will even bud next spring?) the huge number of brown recluse spiders we had this year will probably return in troops next year, and spending time outside will be once again, unbearable in general, no relief in sight. Yay…

410 jennnorth4 { 08.29.12 at 6:53 pm }

So what is it supposed to be like for the lower michigan this coming winter 2012/13??

411 stephanie { 08.29.12 at 6:40 pm }

they never seem to pin OHIO out directly …that’s because nobody can figure it out!…lol I’m predicting that Ohio will have winter as usual along with a white X-mas…the dry states will have earthquakes that may be geologically reforming to the map.

412 Joann { 08.29.12 at 6:21 pm }

Would love some cooler weather in SW FL Venice area…way too hot last winter..hope the forecast is right for some chill in the air this yr. A “little” is great for the oranges..!

413 Melissa N { 08.29.12 at 4:31 pm }

Thanks Ann, in the southeast you wont get too much in the way of snow (especailly by the gulf, a few frosts but thats it). I dont want to be in new england where it does nothing but snow but id still like to see my fair share of the white stuff in the winter time. Maybe i should go a little farther north.. like virginia. We may think that through too because i believe they get several wintry snow episodes per year

414 flaxinlady { 08.29.12 at 2:59 pm }

Yes rain to put out all the wild fires and arsen set. Hope Isaac moves away quickly and people can get back to the norm. Enough rain for the ranchers to raise our meat and enough rain for the farmers to raise fantastic crops. Too many bugs around from too mild a winter in the Great NW……Wouldn’t it be great for all to get exactly what is needed???

415 Jessica { 08.29.12 at 2:54 pm }

Yeah right, the Farmer’s Almanac couldn’t have been more wrong last year. I live in Michigan, and It predicted a freezing cold winter with above normal snowfall, that NEVER happened, we only had 4 snowfalls that gave us more than a few inches, and it was warm, as soon as we’d get snow, it would melt. BTW, I live in northern lower Michigan, so we usually get a ton of snowfall. We definitely need the moisture, because we’ve seen 90 degree temps consistently since May, but every other website is predicting below normal snowfall, and above normal temperatures. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

416 nancydemark { 08.29.12 at 1:29 pm }

what is the fall and winter weather usually like in eastern NC and SC? Looking at relocating from NE PA

417 Shannon { 08.29.12 at 1:07 pm }

We need a lot of snow this year in Colorado… We need a snow fall that lasts more than an hour so when summer comes we wont be in a drought!!

418 Adam Haight { 08.29.12 at 1:03 pm }

I was wondering when does anybody think upstate NY was gonna get 4 or more inches of snow? because I am a snowmobiler and last year was not to good for the sport.

419 joanne { 08.29.12 at 12:30 pm }

OMG I hope Tampa Bay Florida is cold this winter ..we need a break from the heat the best time of year usually is winter months 60’s during the days low 30’s to high 20’s at night I bet everyone in New England likes to smell apple pie cooking..Oh how I miss that being from Massaschuetts…

420 judi mackiewicz { 08.29.12 at 12:09 pm }

I notice the squirrels collecting th ehazel nuts like crazy-lots of acorns down-could mean a heavier winter for Connecticut

421 kitty arnold { 08.29.12 at 12:02 pm }

will central Indiana get lg amount of snow or wet cold and sleet this winter

422 Anon76 { 08.29.12 at 11:45 am }

I live in Northeast Ohio in a snowbelt region and normally we get hammered with snow. Last year was odd. Four to five really heavy storms. The kind where you go to bed seeing grass and the next morn you’ve got three foot accumulation and snow still coming down. Normally once it snows you never see the ground again for the duration of the winter.

I liked that winter, but now I’m praying for snow for a purely selfish reason. My hubby just got a job in a salt mine. Road salt, to be exact. The pay will get us out of the hole we’ve been shoring for years, but at the same time I hate to see people in peril driving on wintery roads to get to work (us included.) I know my old car won’t survive another winter. Not here where the roads drift like crazy from the winds coming across open fields. Plowing your way to work in a fifteen year old Pontiac Grand Am that’s rusted to the bone underneath is a nailbiting adventure to say the least.

So I’ll have to suffice with praying people get the weather they need and want while hoping they are safe.

423 Chad { 08.29.12 at 11:36 am }

Is Nebraska going to get any snow this winter?? I live in East Central/North East Nebraska. We need the moisture. It has been a few years since we have seen a decent snow storm. I want blizzard conditions!! Yes, I know I am crazy! But………….Come on, Mother Nature!! Bring it!! 🙂

424 Rochester NY { 08.29.12 at 11:30 am }

I remember snow as high as the roof tops growing up and would love some of that again… two hot summers in a row way too much for me.. bring on some grey skies and cold!!

425 DaveinFL { 08.29.12 at 11:26 am }

I was hoping that the west coast of FL would be cold this winter. We had a HOT winter with little rain. Fishing, as a result, was below normal. The usual species were confused as to when to migrate resulting in some just wintering here like our ‘snowbirds from the north’. Of course we don’t want the devastating cold of 2010. It wiped out 2 or 3 species of game fish and some are just now starting to recover. A colder winter means the bugs die off and become less pesky, since there are less of them, during the summer months.

We always welcome our Northern visitors and look forward to meet some of you. The Tampa Bay area is beautiful from December thru Easter.. COME SEE US…

426 Christine { 08.29.12 at 11:13 am }

Getting married in Brooklyn, NY on January 19th….glad you are predicting the bad weather in February… 🙂

427 carolyn { 08.29.12 at 11:11 am }

Come to think it, not being sure of folklore, my pecan tree is loaded with pecans. The branches are touching the ground and my muscadine grape vines are full of thick-skinned grapes. With all of that, I was thinking we are going to have a cold winter here in the Eastern part of North Carolina. I sure would love to have the snow too

428 carolyn { 08.29.12 at 11:08 am }

well, I live in Eastern North Carolina and always loved cold weather and snow. I was hoping that more snow was in forecast for the eastern part of the state..but I can feel comfortable dealing with cold weather. However, up in the western part of the state, there has always been plenty of snow.

429 Ann { 08.29.12 at 10:54 am }

Melissa M. Greenboro does, at times, get some snow, but it is not usual for it to happen. I grew up in eastern N.C. and have lived back here for the past 32 years. Here near the coast, if we get an inch of snow, just about everything shuts down because the towns/counties do not have the road equipement to deal with much snow at all.
For those retirees that have moved South, if you want to see cold and snow, I suggest that you go back North for the winter. We true Southerns don’t want to see really cold winter weather or snow.

430 Oma { 08.29.12 at 10:48 am }

I would love to see a good snowy winter. Here in the Roanoke Virginia area, the last great snow of 18 inches was Dec 2009.
Snow creates such a quiet hush of peace and we surly need some peace during this hectic time of elections. Too many rude, disrespectful and unnecessary remarks.

431 Karen { 08.29.12 at 9:55 am }

As I see it looks like business as usual for NE Oklahoma. I can handle it.

432 Antje Dirksen-Post { 08.29.12 at 9:54 am }

I am not seeing the natural indicator of a very cold and snowy winter, namely the amount of fruit on the Mountain Ash trees in our neighborhood seem to be only of an avarage amount. I find those trees to be very good indicators of the coming winter.
We are 5 miles dues south of Lake Onatrio, in the so-called persistant squall area. Last winter was just fine with me.Let’s hope for some more of that weather.

433 Viki Worden { 08.29.12 at 9:31 am }

I live in the Northeast, Binghamton area to be exact. I really am not looking forward to a snowy winter this year. I am terrified to drive in the snow. I loved this past winter, the temperatures were quite warm for the time of year and we hardly had any snow. I would love to have this winter like that too.

434 karla { 08.29.12 at 8:34 am }

Please send snow to Cheyenne Wy, We need rain,snow anything it is just so dry people are having to sell there cattle since they can not affored to feed them selling all livestock here it is just so sad:(

435 delilahgabriel { 08.29.12 at 6:00 am }

I hope alabamma gets some snow

436 PastaLady { 08.28.12 at 11:04 pm }

I pray we get snow here on the western slope of Colorado. We are plum dry over here; our lakes & reservoirs are extremely low this year. We need a lot of snow this year to help us with our crops next year or we are going to be in a lot of hurt! Plus I am so tired of all this heat and the bugs!!!! Can’t buy enough wasp spray to kill of the aggressive things.

437 kathy { 08.28.12 at 9:55 pm }

we are going on a cruise in feb 2013 leaving from washington d c to florida what kind of weather

438 Cavymom { 08.28.12 at 9:33 pm }

Winter looking good for VA! I hope we get a lot of snow. I’m tired of the heat and “dead” winters.

439 yoverizon { 08.28.12 at 8:25 pm }

I live in central virginia. (bedford, campbell county, city of lynchburg) it says “colder than normal with mixed snow, sleet, and rain” when do you think our first snow will be?

440 Jake { 08.28.12 at 6:28 pm }

so is Charlotte nc snow or rain

441 babiedoll454 { 08.28.12 at 3:59 pm }

I live in kewanee, IL what are the chances for a nice winter, a little snow and NO ICE!!!!!

442 Kendallalala { 08.28.12 at 3:13 pm }

I would love a nice cold snowy winter in the Chicagoland area this year!!! It was awkward last year with the warmth.

443 beepers { 08.28.12 at 3:05 pm }

let it snow let it snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

444 Mor Electric Heating Assoc., Inc. { 08.28.12 at 3:01 pm }

That’s an interesting and well done forecast. It would be a very damaging winter in what we call the “Zone of Roof Ice Dams” where people use Roof and Gutter Heating Cable which is MA, NH, NY, NJ, CT, DE, etc. And after the last mild winter, so far NOBODY is preparing by purchasing roof heat cable. They have long since forgotten the brutal winters before last, hopefully not until it is too late.

445 Jeff { 08.28.12 at 2:28 pm }

As long as Mt. Bachelor is able to have a 100″ base by January.

446 ccmacris { 08.28.12 at 2:27 pm }

I hope the snow, frost, and cold will go all the way down to Florida and Texas this Winter. Maybe that will thankfully kill the west nile virus outbreak and all of the pesky discusting bugs that are making the swamps and water areas this Summer not habitable.

447 flaxinlady { 08.28.12 at 1:16 pm }

Hope everyone has a mild or unremarkable winter, but be prepared in any case.

448 joe { 08.28.12 at 9:08 am }

finally some snow i live in va but in 2009 we got a huge blizzard like for me we got 2-3 feet of snow last year 10 inches

449 Dave { 08.28.12 at 8:15 am }

How can anyone forecast the weather! It’s true, mad scientists are trying to manipulate the weather by spraying materials and (OTHER THINGS) in the atmosphere. When your normal weather patterns don’t come to your area blame them!!!! I do for all the strange weather we’ve been having and global warming. If you do the research all this strange weather has happened when they started doing these unnecessary experiments years ago.
Thats my opinion, what yours?

450 charlenelouan { 08.27.12 at 11:22 pm }

Finally some rain in parts of Oklahoma…. Starting to think our state was turning to desert…. God we need more rain. My ponds are drying up and our horses have no grass to eat. The hay is limited here as well.

451 kurt { 08.27.12 at 9:47 pm }

YAY!!!! SNOW IN MASS My poor kids havnt had a nice white winter yet in there lifes.

452 Melinda Mae Damon { 08.27.12 at 8:42 pm }

is the north east of Massachusetts see the blizzard of 1978 again

453 Denise { 08.27.12 at 8:41 pm }

I live in virginia, we had one snow last winter. We had an inch of snow.. the whole winter! Our normal snowfall is about 18-22 inches in a normal winter and normal temps are in the upper 30s-lower 40s on a normal wintry day. I was wondering if you foresee any big snow threats this winter? December, January, February? whens the worst of the cold? Im concerned.. winters can get outta hand sometimes! A little too much to handle. Will we stay busy?

454 tnvols55 { 08.27.12 at 7:45 pm }

By the way Anthonypilone01, Accuweather is never as close as the almanac in predictions.

455 tnvols55 { 08.27.12 at 7:39 pm }

Middle Tennessee got zero snow last winter. I’m sick of summer and ready for winter! Bring on the snow!

456 Cosmicbrown { 08.27.12 at 5:24 pm }

My fiance and I have planned to get married on March 30,2013. We live in Chattanooga,TN. I was wondering what will the weather be like then.. I was looking at the map above and it showed that it is going to be wet and chilly!!!! My question is, is that going to be the first of march or the end of march?

457 Michigan { 08.27.12 at 5:05 pm }

Will Michigan get snow this year?

458 Michigan { 08.27.12 at 5:03 pm }

Does that mean Michigan will finally see snow this year after last years snow drought in Michigan especially central and eastern Michigan?

459 crystalwizard { 08.27.12 at 3:14 pm }

>Huh? Mized precip for the mid atlantic? ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?! That is a bunch of crap Many of the other weather sites are predicting

Do the sites giving those preditions have the accuracy record that the almanac does? I doubt it. I’d ignore those other sites, if I were you, and pay attention to this site.

460 Dianne { 08.27.12 at 12:37 pm }

I live in Mesa, Arizona. How is Winter doing? Wet and Chilly? Or Dry and Hot?

461 Jaime McLeod { 08.27.12 at 12:32 pm }

For more detail than what you see here, you’ll have to get your hands on our long-range forecast. We offer four free months here on the site, or you can purchase a copy of the book (or at least peek at it at your local retailer). Look for the Almanac with the orange and green cover at Tractor Supply, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, CVS, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million …

You can also order a copy in our online store here: http://store.farmersalmanac.com/staging/20090925001/farmers-almanac/c-4851.htm

Or instantly download a digital version here: http://farmersalmanac.wpengine.com/digital/

462 ashleyv { 08.27.12 at 12:15 pm }

What exactly does “wet and chilly” mean? Does the “wet” mean rain or snow? I live in west Tennessee and REALLY hope we get some snow this year!!!!

463 Debbie Yokum { 08.27.12 at 11:25 am }

Ok – “IF” what is predicted happens does this mean the Sierra’s/Nevada or otherwise known Pacific Northwesdt going to see another year without snow. Last year was a disaster. Hopefully El Nino will return a normal winter pattern for this region and the rest of the country

464 Carrie { 08.27.12 at 10:23 am }

I lived in NY state my entire life, and I’ve seen winters with tons of snow, and winters with not much snow at all. I’m a middle aged adult and I hate snow and cold weather. My dream is to move to Florida or Hawaii when I retire so I don’t have to worry about snow any more.

465 mrsbama { 08.27.12 at 9:41 am }

Glad to see Alabama get a cooler winter, we need it here.

466 Konnie { 08.27.12 at 8:53 am }

old myths I have cut open about 10 persimmons seeds they all show shovels .. The hornets nest are higher in the trees.. Squirrels are working over time. And we have had a few foggy mornings here. SO are these all signs of a white winter here in Mansfield Mo. ???

467 SRH { 08.27.12 at 8:47 am }

I live in southern West Virgnia…..hope we get only moderate snow…have a long commute early in the morning.

468 Sadie798 { 08.27.12 at 8:27 am }

Why can’t winter come to Fla? I would love to see snow again. And not just flurries. A real storm.

469 Colt { 08.27.12 at 8:08 am }

Saw more frogs around my ranch in the past month here outside Spokane Wa than I have ever seen! Hmnnn…Mild temps and below normal precipitation.

470 toni { 08.27.12 at 1:54 am }

we get some snow last yr and the yrbefore in n myrtle bch sc i hope we get alot more this coming winter im oringally from ny i miss lots of snow i hope we get hammerd it was very hot here in sc we need some cold

471 Ohio 5-O { 08.27.12 at 1:46 am }

If thos winter prediction holds true then I better check the tires on my cruiser lol

472 ccmacris { 08.26.12 at 11:57 pm }

I hate the heat, and this Summer seems to never go away. Caleb Weatherbee do you expect cooler conditions in the United States after Labor Day?

473 ccmacris { 08.26.12 at 11:54 pm }

Bring on the Cold and Snow. I hope this Winter New York City will turn into the Tundra which means really cold and snowy. Maybe that will kill off all of the pesky bugs and cockroaches that we got in heards this Summer.

474 Floridian { 08.26.12 at 11:01 pm }

Yay! I hope the prediction for chilly and wet weather will come true!

475 Lynne Gawlas { 08.26.12 at 8:44 pm }

I live in Pittsburgh, PA (8/25/12) and I saw a small totally black caterpillar. Does that mean we are going to have a really bad winter.

476 watertowntech { 08.26.12 at 8:32 pm }

WE needs lots of moisture here in SD, we dont care if snow or rain. WILL take lots of whatever we get… welp except for freezeing rain. 2 winters ago WAY above normal winter. Last yr dry as could be. So we need something

477 Melissa N { 08.26.12 at 8:31 pm }

Im from southern Alabama but im moving a few miles north of Greensboro, North Carolina. I havent seen a snow in a good 7 or even 8 years. Does North Carolina have cold and snow in the winter? Any good info on NC winters would be greatly appreciated! Im sorry.. I just dont know what to expect and this being a very cold winter in the east… well maybe I will see what winter really is. It doesent get too cold in Alabama, so any snow threats i need to be aware of? Thank you so very much!

478 Teri { 08.26.12 at 7:25 pm }

Angela, I am in Northern Co, I think it says average precip for our state. I think it means average over the course of their record keeping. Just don’t know if it will be rain or snow with milder temps than normal.

479 oliverthedog { 08.26.12 at 7:21 pm }

Let’s hope NJ gets a cold, snowy winter! I’m excited.

480 cora { 08.26.12 at 5:41 pm }

My daughter found a very large gray “paper” bee hive while walking her dogs on a trail in Bucksport Maine yesterday. The hive, as big as a soccer ball is only about 3 feet off of the ground. Is it true that the lower they build, the chances of minimal snow are better than if they build higher up off the ground?

481 Taylors { 08.26.12 at 5:11 pm }

Let it be winter in central Arkansas. 2feet of snow every week would help us.

482 Weatherforecaster103 { 08.26.12 at 5:07 pm }

So according to this North Carolina is going to be chilly with heavy wet snow. Yay!

483 Angela Ritchey { 08.26.12 at 4:31 pm }

I sure hope Southern Colorado gets more rain! Our livelihood is at stake!! The map shows above average precip. Does that mean above last years amount?

484 RAVENS27 { 08.26.12 at 4:27 pm }

i was wondering if md is going to get alot of precipitation and lots of snow or is it normal precip

485 Ohio 5-O { 08.26.12 at 4:27 pm }

Now that’s what I call a Cleveland winter

486 eric { 08.26.12 at 4:04 pm }

i was wodering what it ment for mixed in md

487 Julie { 08.26.12 at 4:03 pm }

NOOO no freezing temps to Florida…If you wanted to be cold //why did you move here??? This is supposed to be the Warm South..

488 Delstein { 08.26.12 at 3:57 pm }

Looks good for central Ohio; both of our areas say cold with lots of snow!

489 Maureen { 08.26.12 at 3:51 pm }

Bring some freezing temps to Florida! Need some kind of control over the bugs and mosquitos for next year.

490 Kay { 08.26.12 at 3:33 pm }

Send lots of snow to GA.

491 Terri { 08.26.12 at 3:12 pm }

Bring lots of snow to MD!!!!

492 jadendestani11 { 08.26.12 at 3:06 pm }

I hope Northeast Tennessee will get a good winter! I’m hoping for a lot of snow!!

493 bud_handy { 08.26.12 at 2:44 pm }

iowa needs a lot of snow to get our water back up

494 Debbie Bangert { 08.26.12 at 2:42 pm }

Here’s hoping NJ gets a kick @$$ winter!

495 Plaza { 08.26.12 at 2:34 pm }

Hi, i live in central wisconsin, and we seem close to the temp swing / cold n snowy border. Which do we have a better chance of seeing?

496 Gordy { 08.26.12 at 2:34 pm }

Yesterday I found a wooley catipillar in my livingroom mostly all black very little brown in the middle. Is upstate {above Albany} in for a tough winter or should I look for more catipillars?

497 Aaron { 08.26.12 at 1:30 pm }

WOOOO!!! How much snow will Virginia get this winter? How cold do you think we will get. Ahh thank you. Im so happy, winter is coming to a return!

498 spowell07 { 08.26.12 at 1:23 pm }

Woo hoo maybe WV will be able to kill off some of these pesky bugs!

499 lynnbalderas { 08.26.12 at 12:34 pm }

Yay Rain for Texas!

Leave a Comment

Note: Comments that further the discussion of the above content are likely to be approved. Those comments that are vague or are simply submitted in order to promote a product, service or web site, although not necessarily considered "spam," are generally not approved.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

Spring Is Here – Sign Up Today!

The Farmers' Almanac is a gardener's best friend. Get 365 days of access to our online weather and gardening calendars + a copy of the 2017 Almanac
for only $13.99 $11.99!

Subscribe Today »