Farmers’ Almanac Extended Winter Forecast for 2023-2024

The Farmers’ Almanac has released its 2022-2023 extended winter outlook. MoCo and almost all of Maryland seem to fall under the “Frosty, Flakey, Slushy” category. Just to our south and west is the “Cold, Stormy” category, which means that we may have a good amount of winter precipitation for the first time in a few years, according to the forecast.

The Farmers’ Almanac suggests that those of us living along the I-95 corridor from Washington to Boston, who saw a lack of wintry precipitation last winter, should experience “quite the opposite, with lots of rain/sleet and snowstorms to contend with.”

A few specific time periods the almanac mentions that could affect us, include the second week of January, which “will be stormy, snowy, and wet for both the Pacific Coast and the Eastern States.”, an East Coast storm affecting the Northeast and New England states that “will bring snowfall, cold rain and then frigid temperatures, during the second week of February.”, and another East Coast storm that “will bring a wintry mess to this area during the first week of March.”

The almanac also stated that there are indications that an El Niño (an unusually high-water temperature off the Pacific Coast of South America), will be brewing in the latter half of 2023, lasting into the winter of 2024. “If we consider that alongside our tried-and-true forecast formula, it means that cold temperatures should prevail throughout the country and bring snow, sleet, and ice.”

We asked our resident snow forecaster, MoCoSnow, what all of this means. “This is the second year in a row they’re predicting a lot of winter precipitation. We are included in a bigger region with most areas getting more snow than us, but they didn’t quite get it right last year for us specifically” he said. All in all, it’s a forecast that allows you to have a little fun as we move into fall and start to prepare for chillier temperatures. Only time will tell if the farmers’ 2023-2024 Winter Outlook will hold true.

The full Farmers’ Almanac Extended Winter Forecast for 2024 can be seen here.

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