Washington September 26, 2019
The Farmers Almanac Predicts Winter 2020 In Washington Will Have Chilly Temperatures And Average Snowfall
Last winter was a pretty intense one in Washington, with the east side getting a few more snow days than usual ad the west side… well, seeing actual snow (in February, no less). So what’s in store for the winter ahead? According to the Farmers Almanac, it may be just as wild. While the general extended forecast calls for higher temperatures than normal, there may also be some major storms to contend with.
Traditionally, the Farmers Almanac has been hit or miss when it comes to predicting to weather... but admittedly, it's often pretty accurate.
Something else to take into consideration: There are two Farmers Almanacs. Both the Old Farmer's Almanac and the Farmers' Almanac have been predicting weather for at least 200 years, but sometimes they predict different things.
So how will Washington's weather be this winter? Wet, apparently.
What both almanacs agree on is that this will be a wet winter. The Old Farmers Almanac says the Pacific Northwest will be slightly warmer and rainier than normal, which might be a change for Eastern Washington, which typically sees more snow.
But don't worry -- if you like snow, you won't be disappointed.
The Old Farmers Almanac is claiming that there will be seven big snowstorms this winter, including one or two that will 'pummel' Washington. This could mean a repeat of last year's Snowpocalypse, which pummeled the Seattle area in February. The Pacific Northwest certainly won't be hit as badly as the Midwest and the East Coast, but it's something to keep in mind.
So, when might we see snow? That depends on which part of the state you call home.
According to the Almanac, the west side will get its coolest temperatures in in mid- to late December, all of January, mid-February, and mid-March. The snowiest periods will occur in mid-December and throughout January.
As for the east side, the coldest periods will be in mid- to late December and early January, then from late January through the first half of February.
The snowiest times will be mid- to late December, early and late January, early February, and early and late March. The Inland Northwest can also expect a late spring, with a colder than average April and May.
No matter how much faith you put in the Farmers Almanac, it's always nice to be prepared with the predictions.
If nothing else, you know when to plan an emergency tropical getaway if you can't stand the snow.
Do you use the
Farmers Almanac to try and plan around the weather? Remember, a snowy winter in Washington isn’t always a bad thing.