Illinois September 03, 2019
A Polar Coaster Winter Could Be Headed For Illinois This Year So Be Prepared For Anything
Farmers’ Almanac 2019 winter predictions have just been released, and the findings are literally mixed. Read about what might happen this upcoming cold season so that you can be prepared. Scroll on for more details.
After last winter's Polar Vortex and other recent blizzards, Illinoisans are ready for quite literally anything this upcoming cold season.
And they better be because that's exactly what they're going to get. Illinois is predicted to have what the Farmers' Almanac is already calling a Polar Coaster in its 2019 winter predictions.
This means each month and week may bring a new weather pattern as unpredictable as the last, making it seem like the weather is on a roller coaster.
At times it may rain and not look like winter at all, especially for the earlier part of the season. This topsy-turvy weather makes guaranteeing a white Christmas impossible.
Any rain that comes in January or February, though, will certainly freeze and stick to your trees like this. That is when temperatures are expected to be at their lowest.
In addition to freezing temperatures, the Midwest, in general, is expected to see above-average snowfall this winter, so start getting those scrapers and shovels ready.
Other ways to be prepared in the event of bad winter weather is to have salt, sand or litter, a blanket, flares, glow sticks, hand warmers, and other emergency tools on hand in the event that your car goes off the road or you get stuck in the snow.
No predictions are 100 percent accurate, but with the way the weather has been thus far this year, it seems likely that the forecast will continue to give us the run around here in Illinois.
What do you think about these 2019 winter predictions? Share your thoughts with us below in the comments.