New York August 17, 2016
You May Not Like These Predictions About New York’s Positively Frigid Upcoming Winter
Just as we were doing everything in our power to hold onto the dream of summer for as long as we possibly could, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has announced its winter prediction for New York. If you’ve lived here for a while, then you’re most likely familiar with the love/hate relationship we as a state, have with these forecasts. Even those of us who love Winter can admit that there’s a bittersweet taste to hearing we’re going to be covered in a freezing blanket of white.
Traditionally known to be 80% accurate, the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s predictions are less than savory about New York’s frigid winter:
Using a secret formula to predict the weather for the last 225 years, the winter forecast is always highly anticipated by New Yorkers.
Last winter the majority of our state got off quite easy, experiencing a not-so-freezing season.
This year though it seems like we won't be getting off so easy, with predictions of a much chillier winter.
Described as what will be "blanketed in white," New York is already collectively breaking out our winter clothes from storage.
As if our residents weren't arguing enough over what areas of our state belong to which region, the Old Farmer's Almanac manages to divide New York into four regions.
First up we have the Northeast section, covering Albany, Poughkeepsie and Utica.
The coldest periods of winter for Northeast New York will be during mid and late December, mid and late January, mid February and early March. Realistically, they could've softened the blow by simply stating that this region of New York will be freezing all winter long.
Also predicted? This region will experience the most snow during mid November, late January, mid and late February and early March. Once again, all winter.
Next, there's our Appalachian region that includes both areas of Binghamton and Elmira.
Not as freezing as our Northeast region, these areas will actually experience a winter slightly warmer than usual! Oddly enough in the same hand, the Appalachian region is expected to have more snow fall, with the snowiest periods being mid November, late January and early to mid February.
Getting a slightly delayed start to the freezing cold chaos, the Atlantic Corridor covers New York City and surrounding areas.
Brentwood, Hempstead, New Rochelle, New York City and Yonkers are all apart of the Old Farmer's Almanac Atlantic Corridor region. This year, the area is set to experience above-average snowfall, with its snowiest periods being mid to late January and early to mid February.
Lastly, the Lower Lakes region that includes Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse is set to have warmer weather!
This area of New York is known for getting piled with snow, so to hear that the region is expected to have slightly warmer than normal temperatures is pleasantly strange to hear. The coldest times to visit this year? Late December, early January and mid January to early February.
So how do you react to hearing these predictions? Do you love living in our winter wonderland or are you secretly dreaming of moving to someplace where this frigid season doesn't exist?
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