South Dakota August 19, 2017
You May Not Like These Predictions About South Dakota’s Wild Upcoming Winter
Every year, the Farmer’s Almanac publishes its predictions for the upcoming winter weather. The forecast for South Dakota is somewhat mixed…see what you think!
According to the Farmer's Almanac, winter in South Dakota will start off cold and wet, with above average precipitation in November, and temperatures well below normal.
Cold weather will continue throughout December, making that trip "over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house" a little more cumbersome.
But in January, temperatures are expected to be far above normal. We'll enjoy warmer temperatures all the way through March. While we'll still see some snow during the winter months, warmer temperatures mean faster snow melt.
We could have the perfect blend of Winter Wonderland during the holidays and more mild weather for the rest of the season. So, while our winter forecast is a bit of a roller coaster it could certainly be much worse.
And the forecast for spring? Well, April's precipitation should be off the charts. The weather will be a bit chillier than normal, but we'll see plenty of rain.
The Farmer's Almanac claims an accuracy rate of 80 percent. What do you think? Are its predictions generally correct for South Dakota?
After our hot, dry summer, are you ready for winter?