Aahhh, the weather.
One of the few things out of human control. We can’t completely predict it, and we can’t hold it under our rule. And maybe that’s the reason it’s been a subject of discussion for as long as man has roamed the earth… the focal point of camp fire stories, legends, water cooler talk, and nightly news.
So, Mother Nature, what do you have up your lovely sleeve for us this year? During this transition of fall, we wonder. We wait and watch for that first hard freeze. We scramble to bring in the last of the tomatoes. We rake leaves and blow out the sprinklers. We watch the mountain tops for snow after a valley rain. We get our ski gear out and snow shoes at the ready.
And finally, we turn to the good old Farmer’s Almanac to beg the question: What will winter look like this year? While we can never completely answer that question, we can venture a guess. So peruse the Farmer’s Almanac site, or check out their winter prediction for us.
Cheers to soaking up the fall before it turns, to weather in all her glory, and to embracing all she has in store for us.
Intermountain Forecast (Idaho, Utah, Western Montana, Western Wyoming, Western Colorado):
Winter temperatures will be much above normal, with precipitation near normal in the north and below normal in the south. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, late January, and mid- and late February. Snowfall will be above normal near Reno but below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in early and mid-December, early January, and mid- and late February.
High Plains Forecast (Eastern Montana, Eastern Wyoming, Eastern Colorado):
Winter will be colder than normal in the north, with above-normal temperatures in the south. The coldest periods will be in early and late December, early and late January, and mid- and late February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal, with above-normal snowfall in the east and below-normal snowfall elsewhere. The snowiest periods will be in early and late December, early and mid-January, early and mid-February, and mid-March.