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Will This Winter Bring Snowmageddon?

Farmers Almanac 2017 Winter Weather Predictions

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Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, and Snowzilla are all words used to describe horrific winters in recent years. For 225 years (founded in 1792), the Farmers' Almanac has been forecasting the weather with amazing accuracy that will help you prepare for the next one.

North America enjoyed a historically mild winter last year to the elation of many cities and homeowners alike. However, many fear that this lucky break may not extend to this year and may have had unintended consequences.

Snow blowers that were gassed, but hadn't been used may be gummed-up. Snow melt products that weren't used and since refreshed may be hardened and less effective. Drivers that haven't navigated snow-covered roads will be out of practice this year. All these things can add-up to create conditions for the perfect storm.


United States Winter Outlook
This winter's forecast is expected to be much colder than last year, but not record-breaking lows.

US Winter Outlook Farmers' Almanac 2017-2018

Forecast Image is Courtesy of Farmers' Almanac


However, most of the northern United States may experience milder temperatures than average, while the majority of the South and West will be colder than expected. If you wish to escape the chill, as usual, head towards the Southeast or better, Florida.


A Wet and Snowy Winter All-Around
Snowy precipitation will be at above-normal levels throughout the country, which will translate to equally above-normal amounts of snowfall in parts of the Northeast, central Great Lakes, central Plains, Intermountain region, and from eastern Tennessee through New Mexico. Get your shovels and snow blowers ready!

Notable exceptions to this wet winter are the Pacific Northwest and Upper Midwest, where less precipitation than usual is expected.

If you haven't done so, make sure you have your snow blower ready to go. Don't wait for another bombogenesis (weather bomb) to unleash nowmageddon on you with a snow blower that doesn't work.


Canadian Winter Outlook
This winter Canadians will be happy to hear that they're in for a milder-than-average season.

Canadian Winter Weather Outlook 2017-2018

Forecast Image is Courtesy of Farmers' Almanac 2016


Most of Canada will see below-normal levels of rain and snow this winter, though the southeast and northwest corners of the country are exceptions. Southeastern Ontario, Yukon, northern Labrador, and most of Quebec will see more snow than usual, while the rest of Atlantic Canada can expect above-average amounts of rain, but that doesn't mean there'll be any less ice-skating or ice-fishing. Temperatures will remain steady as they have in the past, frigid.

Whether you live in the U.S. or Canada, expect a messy and colder winter this year. If you live in an area predicted to get a lot of snow this winter, save your back and get a snow thrower. With wet and heavy snow on the way, people who are older or have a heart condition should avoid shoveling.

By having a quality snow thrower on hand, you'll be able to get out of your house without risking preventable health emergencies.

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