Iowa August 21, 2018
You Might Not Like These Predictions About Iowa’s Soggy Upcoming Winter
Farmer’s Almanac announces their winter forecast in August, and this year the predictions for Iowa are in. Whether you love a gorgeous snowfall or dread the thought of another snow day, many Iowans aren’t going to be thrilled with what the Farmer’s Almanac says about the 2018-2019 Iowa winter.
Iowans fall into two different camps - those who LOVE our winters, and those who wonder every year why they haven't already flown south to Florida.
Well, this winter isn't going to please the snow lovers or those who love warmer weather, because it's going to have a mix of both.
As you can see from this map, Iowa's in for a wet and warm winter.
November is expected to be way warmer and wetter than last year, and December is the only month that varies from the average in a much colder way.
You can expect stormy, rainy weather in November especially, and with warmer than average temps, it's likely to come down in the form of rain.
As far too many of us know, rain means flooding. Take some time now to prepare a "go bag" in case the water rises and you need to evacuate.
If you don't live in a flood plain, it's still a good time to pick up a pair or two of rainboots, because it's going to be sloppy in the Hawkeye State!
December will be dry, at least, but lower than average temperatures will be wasted, because there's not much of a chance of snow.
At least January and February will be warmer than usual, so there's something to like about this long range, Farmer's Almanac forecast.
When we do get a good old fashioned Iowa snow storm (and let’s face it – you know we will!) don’t just stay inside and wait for it to melt. Put on your boots and coat and head out to any of
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