Hey Almanac – Will I be able to ski here this winter?
Two weeks until winter. Does the meteorologist really know what kind of weather to expect? Mike McCabe of KIMA has been KIMA’s senior meteorologist since 2008. Does he know?
KIT’s Lance Tormey has been reading weather forecasts and interpreting National Weather Service data for 33 years! Does he know? (sure he wants heavy snow in the mountains, but DOES HE KNOW?)
The Yakima Herald-Republic (YHR) front page headline today read “Below Average Snow Cover – So Far” But do they know?
I’ve been doing radio and television here since 1983 and I don’t know. But I know who does it.
Farmer’s Almanac Winter Forecasts
Winter officially arrives on December 21, 2021 and The 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac said to prepare for a “Shiver Season”.
See! THEY KNOW!
According to the latest edition of The old farmer’s almanac, this winter will be punctuated by freezing and below average temperatures in most of the United States (what we North Dakota natives call … every Tuesday)
Janice Stillman is the editor of The old farmer’s almanac., which for 230 years has been helping readers prepare for the worst of winter with its weather forecast 80% accurate. This year, Stillman said: âThis winter just might be one of the longest and coldest we have seen in years. “
Which regions will see a lot of snow?
She says some places will see lots of snow with cold, such as in New England as well as throughout the Ohio Valley, northern parts of the Deep South, and southeastern New Mexico. Notice to your friends and relatives in the East,
Above average snowfall is also expected along a trail running from eastern Montana south through the western halves of the Dakotas and into northeast Colorado. Temperatures are expected to be around normal, but snowfall will be abundant, with several storms expected throughout the winter. (Which is a big snow shovel that I stayed in Yakima for and never went back to North Dakota)
Now on to the winter questions. What about us in the west?
Save the West for the end
Let’s go back to the book for a forecast that predicts that most of the western regions will remain relatively dry, all except the Pacific coast itself and parts of the southwest experiencing the freezing cold forecast for much of the rest of the country. Wait what?
Frosty on the coast but not here? Heavy snow everywhere but not here?
Hey skiers, the Farmer’s Almanac crystal ball knows everything, sees everything and is there … 80% of the time. So there is still a chance.