The Farmers Almanac is calling for our region to see very cold temperatures in the new year and snow showers next month. The publication is 198 years old and has an 80-85% accuracy rate.
This is what is predicted for the Mid-Atlantic Region:
“The Farmers’ Almanac official winter weather forecast for 2016-2017 is here, and it is calling for an exceptionally cold winter season in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and New England, as well as some cold fronts potentially reaching as far south as Florida. The Western states are forecasted to see milder-than-normal temperatures prevail, while it seems the Rockies will have an “average” snowfall season. According to this forecast, the Northwest may have a wet winter, which could mean strong precipitation in higher elevations.”
“Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, with the coldest periods in late December, early to mid- and mid- to late January, and early and mid-February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal in the north and below normal in the south. Snowfall will be above normal in the north, below normal in the central part of the region, and near normal in the south. The snowiest periods will occur in mid- to late January and early to mid-February.”