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2018–2019 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST: UNITED STATES
ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES (ALMOST) EVERYWHERE
This winter, we expect to see above-normal temperatures almost everywhere in the United States, except in the Southwest, where we’re predicting a colder-than-normal season. It’s still going to be wintery, of course, but it won’t be an especially frigid year. Our milder-than-normal forecast is due to the expected arrival of a weak El Niño, which will prevent cold air masses from lingering in the North. Despite a decrease in solar activity, we predict that the other factors that contribute to winter weather will keep temperatures above normal.
MORE RAIN, LESS SNOW
In terms of precipitation, we are predicting above-normal levels for most of the country, except in the Southeast, southern California, the nation’s midsection, and parts of Alaska and Hawaii, where normal or below-normal precipitation amounts are expected instead.
As for snow, we expect to see below-normal levels of snowfall in areas that normally get snow, with the interior West and a small part of the nation’s midsection being the snowier-than-normal exceptions.
2018–2019 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST: CANADA
Thanks to a decrease in solar activity and the weak El Niño moving in, we are predicting colder-than-normal winter temperatures for most of Canada. The exceptions to this are northern Atlantic Canada, where temperatures will be milder than normal, and Pacific Canada and the southern two-thirds of Ontario, where temperatures are expected to be within the normal range.
…AND MORE SNOWY THAN NORMAL
An above-normal level of snowfall is predicted for all of Canada this winter. Prepare the sleds and snowplows!
SOURCE: The Old Farmer’s Almanac