You Might Not Like These Predictions About Massachusetts’ Upcoming Snowy And Wet Winter

The 2019 Farmers’ Almanac has been released, and that means we may have our first glimpse into the upcoming winter here in Massachusetts. If you were hoping for a mild winter, this year’s predictions are a mixed bag.

Those who hate shoveling snow may be in luck – the Almanac is predicting an unusually wet winter where temperatures hover just above the freezing mark, meaning that some precipitation may fall as ice or rain rather than snow. However, the predictions also include above-average snowfall in addition to the wetter weather.

The Almanac is also predict “teeth-chattering” cold in February for New England and Massachusetts. During this period, an Arctic cold front will lead to a dramatic drop in temperature and plenty of snow showers.

Finally, springtime 2019 may come late. The forecast calls for a potentially severe East Coast storm March 20-23 to deliver one last punch of wintery weather.

Sounds like a good reason to stock up on hot cocoa and sweaters.