The Almanac predicts “a light winter for most of us here in the United States, with warmer-than-normal temperatures in the forecast for a large part of the country.”. Weather Farmers' Almanac Releases 2020-21 Forecast For NJ ... is likely to periodically push through the Upper Midwest to the Northeast during the late winter … Cities like Boston and Washington, D.C. could get up to 2 feet of snow while the northern parts of Utah and Colorado, and others in the Great Lake regions will “get its fair share of snow” and can expect an “above-normal snowfall.”. “Winter’s “wild card” will be the region covering the Tennessee and lower Ohio River valleys, north and east up through New England, where we can expect a rather intense weather system,” the forecast stated. How do they do it? Scientists predict that snowstorms in the U.S. could decrease dramatically in the last decade of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to run unabated. Years ago they would have gotten a rise out of me, but not anymore. However, the Pacific Coastal Plain and other regions should brace for a rainy winter and expect wet weather throughout the winter months. An extended forecast for the 2020-2021 season released by the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that the Northeast could be hit with a major blizzard in the new year. So, good luck Mr. Weatherbee, whomever you are and if we get 1-2 feet of snow during the second week of February I’ll be sure to give you some props! BUT, and that is a very big BUT, the release of their annual winter forecast has quickly become one of my least favorite days of the weather year, right up there with Groundhog Day (Shhhh! Finally, they claim to be 80-85% accurate, even listing a page on their website with some amazing stories of forecast verification! Photo credit: Sam Edwards - Getty Images. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our, By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. If you forced me to make some sort of early forecast right now, I would site a growing La Nina in the Pacific, a warmer than normal Atlantic Ocean and an anomalously warm pool of water in the northern central Pacific which all would point towards a warmer than average winter in the East. BOSTON (CBS) – The Farmers’ Almanac has released its extended forecast for the 2020-2021 winter season. You know what they say about broken clocks being right twice a day, but, it is simply way too early for any real winter predictions. 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However, rising temperature trends mean that the winter will not bring extreme cold; instead, it will be closer to normal.”. Let me assure you, there is absolutely no scientific way possible that they can predict snowstorms 6 months in advance – not down to the day, the week or even the month. “Remember last year’s almost snow-free winter in the Northeast? The Old Farmer's Almanac's extended forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The 2021 Farmers' Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter in the northeast, calling it "the Winter of the Great Divide. BOSTON (CBS) – The Farmers’ Almanac has released its extended forecast for the 2020-2021 winter season. On this day each and every year, someone at our daily morning news meeting will inevitably bring up the Farmers’ Almanac winter prediction. Well, winter lovers, there you have it! The forecasts also predicted that by the second week of February, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states could be hit by a blanket of snow. Although the previous winter consisted of mild temperatures, the long-range forecasts are predicting below-normal temperatures in areas in the Midwest and Great Lakes, and across the Central and Northern Plains into the Rockies. “This weather system will keep the storms active, delivering a wintry mix of rainy, icy and/or snowy weather throughout the season.”, Scientists predict that snowstorms in the U.S. could decrease dramatically in the last decade of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to run unabated. Farmers’ Almanac’s extended forecast predicts cold and snowy winter in Massachusetts, with normal to below-normal temperatures Updated Aug 25, 2020; Posted Aug 25, 2020 “Remember last year’s almost snow-free winter in the Northeast? An extended forecast for the 2020-2021 season released by the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that the Northeast could be hit with a major blizzard in the new year.. Meteorologically it is the peak period for snowstorms in New England. Photo: Chemose / Flickr. Again, don’t take this as me bashing the Almanac, I am just getting out ahead of all the smart aleck’s who will Tweet me today asking my thoughts on the cold, snowy winter ahead. Nor can they predict a cold snap this far out. ", However, a few areas of the U.S. will in fact experience some heavier-than-usual snow: "Snowfall will be greater than normal in the Northeast, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, the High Plains, and northern Alaska and below normal in most other areas that receive snow.". In case you forgot, The Old Farmer's Almanac, which was founded in 1792, has been releasing weather predictions since George Washington was president. Even though a majority of the snow is expected to arrive in February, the eastern half of the country is won’t get covered in snow until the final week of March. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Alito raises religious liberty concerns about Covid restrictions and same-sex marriage ruling, Hope for Bollywood stars' dilapidated homes in Pakistan. First, let me say that I actually really enjoy the Farmers’ Almanac. The Old Farmer's Almanac just released its annual extended forecast for winter 2020-2021.. Back to you!”. Additionally, the experts pointed out that the coldest temperatures will occur largely just in the "western states and northeastern New England," with mostly "wet" precipitation rather than snow across the majority of the country. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. I mean can you imagine Eric Fisher saying,”It looks like a pleasant weekend ahead with highs in the 70’s and 80’s and lastly we are expecting a 1-to-2 foot snowfall to paralyze the region on the second week of February. I calmly state to those newbies in the audience that while I love the Almanac, we won’t be reporting on their winter forecast today as part of our evening weathercast. And those rules have been kept top secret, known only today by a man who goes by Caleb Weatherbee – imagine one man wielding such amazing power! ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Weather Producer. See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days for the Pacific Northwest Region. Sure! Exclusive Q and A with IBT's Social Capital team, The Possibilities AND the Pitfalls of Remote Work. Each year, the authors of the Almanac go back to see just how accurate their predictions were for the previous year. I certainly hope so, otherwise this global warming thing is farther along than we thought! The Farmers’ Almanac has given you something to look forward to in the middle of this hot and soupy summer. Heck, we have enough trouble making winter predictions in winter! Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 1 In Survey Of Most Attractive Companies For Engineering Students, Apple Offering Staff Bonuses To Travel To China Amid Pandemic, The POLITICS of EMPOWERMENT in American Business, Delta REALLY Loves Their Customers – And CEO Ed Bastian Is a Big Reason Why! “Based on our time-tested weather formula, the forecast for the upcoming winter looks a lot different from last year, quite divided with some very intense cold snaps and snowfall,” editor Peter Geiger said in a statement. Again, they might be right! And why aren’t we now shifting to a 365 day forecast at the end of each of our weathercasts? That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. From Good Housekeeping. This storm may bring up to 1-2 feet of snow to cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts!”. In case you forgot, The Old Farmer's Almanac, which was founded in 1792, has been releasing weather predictions since George Washington was president.Each year, the authors of the Almanac go back to see just how accurate their predictions were for the previous year. A hush falls over the crowd in attendance, long time WBZ-TV reporters and producers cringe and prepare for my response as all eyes turn in my direction, but I won’t be baited into their trap! Wait just one second before going to buy a new heavy coat in preparation for winter. Even when I was ten I couldn’t believe anyone bought into that garbage, but then again people today watch garbage network news (abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, fox et al) and buy news papers. So, you could see how they could claim 80-85% accuracy with such forecasts, predicting snow and cold in a New England winter doesn’t take a genius, heck a groundhog can be right nearly half the time! "On the precipitation side of things, expect 'wet' to be a wintertime constant, with rain or average to below-average snowfall to be the standard throughout most of the country. When it comes to the 2019-2020 winter season, they found that they were 80.5% accurate, which is just above their typical 80%. My parents got the Old Farmers Almanac every year. Old Farmer's Almanac Winter 2020-2021 Forecast and Predictions Are In. If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! “Remember last year’s almost snow-free winter in the Northeast… Might we have a snowstorm the second week of February? Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours.