While winter officially starts on December 21, 2016, the Farmers’ Almanac predictions point to some snow and cold conditions in mid-November in the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Midwest. However, the good news is that the frigidly cold temperatures really won’t take hold until much later in the season.
Downright Frigid February
The Farmers’ Almanac, which breaks the country into 7 zones, and offers predictions for three-day intervals, forewarns of a mixed bag of wintry weather for both December and January. But it’s really February when the frigid temperatures take hold (northern tier states could see ambient air temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero!). This is the month you want to make sure your heat works, your long johns are washed, and your slippers are nearby.
What about Snow?
Get the snow blowers ready in the East and umbrellas in the West! An active storm track will deliver above-normal precipitation to the Southeast, Northeast and New England states throughout most of the winter, especially February (see above!). In addition, another active storm track from the Pacific will deliver a dose of above-normal precipitation across the Western States. Meanwhile, near or below-normal precipitation will cover the nation’s midsection. (Find out how much snow is forecast for your region in 2017 Farmers’ Almanac.)
This is pretty much what I expected after last winter and this hot summer we've had. God has really blessed us because He got us on the budget plan for our propane heat for last year and this coming winter, and we wound up with over $500 in credit for the coming winter! I told the lady there when she asked me about the credit that I figured we'd need every bit of it for this coming winter. Seeing this forecast makes me think I was right.
Post by bystillwaters on Aug 25, 2016 8:59:48 GMT -5
We've had a relatively mild winter here... and what the prediction says about the PWN is pretty much the rule of the day for winter... Rarely snow on Oregon's west coast but yes... rain and rain and wind and more wind :) ....Happy weather talk... will mention this thread to Ms. Fearnot... she will be most interested ...she is a weather nut!!!
We had 2 hot days and now today at 10:30 it's 55 degrees, cloudy, wind 13 MPH with gusts to 27mph. And we have a couple of days of rain coming up in the forecast but tomorrow should be back to normal 72 degrees :-)
Phil.1:29For to you it has been granted not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His Sake. Hi Cindy,Barb,Seven and Leonard.Hi-hi. I also love the unpredictability of the weather.Altho,in the nations bread-basket we seldom get snow ,it is refreshing to me when we do. Cindy,I think I am going to go to budget billing for my gas and electric.I believe it will help,like it did you,cause in the summer my gas bill is only a bit above 20.00$ and in the winter my elec is very small bills.I will pray about it./And I can pay tithes now!So I know I will always have my bills paid. We can do more with 90% than with 100% of our money.Did I say "our" money.I meant God's,lol. Barb I have missed talking to you and Cindy and Leigh and Seven and Cheryl.I was so worried about how was Cheryl going to go on without ED and now I am living that reality :'(. Sorry,that is usually at the fore front of my brain so it seems to pervade every conversation. Not trying to,can't help it.Love y'all,Ruthanne
2 Tim.1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
bystillwaters: Father please watch over the people of Sutherland TX and the First Baptist Church there...
Nov 8, 2017 6:06:54 GMT -5
sw7777: May God increase the harvest as time is running out. May God make us ready to answer peoples questions and may we be ready to guide people to know Christ....sometimes the smallest seed becomes the biggest tree. Amen.
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