2014 Winter Outlook from Farmers’ Almanac

August 28th, 2013 by

The brains behind The Farmers’ Almanac have been studying up, observing planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles, to come up with the long range winter forecast for 2013/14. While we here at Freeskier don’t put too much stake in long term weather predictions, here’s what the guys at Farmers’ Almanac think:

What to expect for the United States:

almanac-inpostBundle up, America, the farmers use the terms “bitterly cold,”  ”piercing cold,” and “biting cold” to describe the winter outlook for the Northern Rockies, Midwest and Northeast. Skiers in the Southwest and Rocky Mountains can sleep well knowing they are predicted to have normal snowfall totals, while Midwestern and Northeastern skiers can rejoice, the farmers predict a wet, white and snow filled winter! Unfortunately for the Pacific Northwest, the forecast is for a dry & chilly winter, but they’re spoiled and will get no sympathy from the rest of us, right?

For more information check out the full article from Farmers’ Almanac.

What’s the weather look like, eh?

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If there’s a common trend for Canada, it’s that this winter will be cold. Ontario and Quebec are in for a snowy winter, while the Maritimes will probably get hit with a mix of snow and rain. The Prairies, including Alberta, should expect a “piercing cold” winter with normal snowfall, while British Columbia will have a drier than normal winter, which is unusual for the coastal province.

For more information check out the full article from Farmers’ Almanac.

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Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.