New York has been having such amazing fall weather so far. None of us really want to look ahead to winter however we are getting predictions in.
The 2022 Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that we will see “a season of shivers” this winter around most of the country. "This coming winter could well be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years,” said Janice Stillman, editor of the almanac, which has been published since 1792.
Stillman continues saying there will be higher-than-normal amounts of snow in parts of New England and the Ohio Valley. There was no specific mention of New York however the Old Farmer's Almanac website map outlines a “cold and snowy” winter for some of western New York, near Lake Erie, as well as the New York City area, and a “cold and dry” winter for majority of New York state.
In the New York City temperatures and percipitation are predicted to be below normal with above normal snowfall! The coldest months of winter are predicted to be in early, mid and late December, mid-January and early to mid-February. The snowiest time is expected to be in mid-late December, early-mid January and mid-March.
How do they come up with these predictions? “We predict weather trends and events by comparing solar patterns and historical weather conditions with current solar activity,” the website states. “Our forecasts emphasize temperature and precipitation deviations from averages, or normals. These are based on 30-year statistical averages prepared by government meteorological agencies.”