Old Farmer's Almanac Winter 2020-2021 Forecast and Predictions Are In. 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. Ok, where do I start? Exclusive Q and A with IBT's Social Capital team, The Possibilities AND the Pitfalls of Remote Work. 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. Photo: Chemose / Flickr. 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. "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. 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. The 2021 Farmers' Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter in the northeast, calling it "the Winter of the Great Divide. If the Old Farmer's Almanac has anything to say about it, this year you might just not need one. “Most of Canada will have a cold and snowy winter. 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. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. How do they do it? ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 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 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. In short, the Farmers' Almanac is calling for the New Jersey region to be “seasonably cold, wet and white” this winter. 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! “Remember last year’s almost snow-free winter in the Northeast… 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! Back to you!”. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. The Farmers’ Almanac has given you something to look forward to in the middle of this hot and soupy summer. They claim that they don’t use any fancy shmancy “satellite tracking equipment,” but instead they largely rely on a set of “rules” developed by the Almanacs first editor, David Young, back in 1818. BOSTON (CBS) – The Farmers’ Almanac has released its extended forecast for the 2020-2021 winter season. The Old Farmer's Almanac just released its annual extended forecast for winter 2020-2021.. Thanks to rising temperature trends across the world, the age-old weather prediction publication anticipates a less harsh winter than past years. 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. From Good Housekeeping. Each year, the authors of the Almanac go back to see just how accurate their predictions were for the previous year. If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! First, let me say that I actually really enjoy the Farmers’ Almanac. Farmers' Almanac predicts cold, wild mix for 2020-2021 winter. BOSTON (CBS) – The Farmers’ Almanac has released its extended forecast for the 2020-2021 winter season. When it comes to the 2019-2020 winter season, they found that they were 80.5% accurate, which is just above their typical 80%. What is their secret? See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days for the Pacific Northwest Region. 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.. 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. 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. Will we have some bitterly cold periods this winter? 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 … Again, they might be right! Well, this year our prediction is very different, with the possibility of a blizzard hitting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states during the second week of February. However, the Pacific Coastal Plain and other regions should brace for a rainy winter and expect wet weather throughout the winter months. When it comes to the 2019-2020 winter season, they found that they were 80.5% accurate, which is just above their … “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. 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. Cooler Weather, Backup Help California Fire Crews Make Headway Against Blazes, GSP Talks Boxing, Mayweather And Lomachenko, VF Corp Won't 'Disrupt' Supreme After Acquisition, Tesla No. 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. This storm may bring up to 1-2 feet of snow to cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts!”. The Almanac predicts “a light winter for most of us here in … I certainly hope so, otherwise this global warming thing is farther along than we thought! Meteorologically it is the peak period for snowstorms in New England. Weather Producer. 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. 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! By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our, By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. “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. And why aren’t we now shifting to a 365 day forecast at the end of each of our weathercasts? “Remember last year’s almost snow-free winter in the Northeast? 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! Meanwhile, Desert lands like Southern California and Arizona will have a dry and generally mild winter. 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. Wait just one second before going to buy a new heavy coat in preparation for winter. 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. My parents got the Old Farmers Almanac every year. Nor can they predict a cold snap this far out. In case you forgot, The Old Farmer's Almanac, which was founded in 1792, has been releasing weather predictions since George Washington was president. 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. “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. Sure! 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. ", 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.". 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.”. “Remember last year’s almost snow-free winter in the Northeast? Might we have a snowstorm the second week of February? Photo credit: Sam Edwards - Getty Images. Finally, they claim to be 80-85% accurate, even listing a page on their website with some amazing stories of forecast verification! 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.”.