Fall is just about here, which means that winter is right around the corner. If you’re wondering how deep the snow will get this year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac might have an answer. They just released their forecast for Winter 2018.

While the weather has a reputation of being quite unpredictable, the forecasters behind the Old Farmer’s Almanac do their best to read the upcoming weather conditions. Many people look to the publication for predictions each year, as a trusted source that has been in circulation for the past 225 years. The latest edition of the book is released in late summer every year, giving us a glimpse into the weather conditions for the upcoming winter months.

Here’s what the Old Farmer’s Almanac has to say about the weather for Winter 2018:


Cold and wet. Temperatures are expected to be above the normal average in the north, while the south and west are facing cooler than normal temps, but wherever you live, it will be colder as compared to last winter. Snowfall and precipitation will be above-average or what’s considered normal.

Northeast: Colder than average temperatures, precipitation above average. Southern New England, Western New York, and the Appalachian region are all expected to experience higher than normal snowfall.

Southeast: Cool, chilly temperatures and above-average precipitation are expected.

Midwest: Cold temperatures, moderate snowfall amounts, generally less harsh than the typical winters the region experiences.

Heartland: Mild, average to above-average temperatures across much of the plains and Texas. Soggy and wet with above average precipitation.

Southwest: Temperatures will be mild and precipitation is forecast to be average.

West: Most of California will continue to experience mild temperatures and average precipitation. For more detailed forecasts of specific regions in the west, please refer to the almanac.

Pacific Northwest: Cool, brisk temperatures, precipitation below average and the region will be drier than normal.

So there you have it. We’re in for a colder-than-last-year Winter with lots of rain and snow. Be sure to stock up on winter boots, warm jackets and an extra snow shovel!

Watch the video below for more information on the winter weather 2018 predictions:

Sun Gazing
Old Farmer’s Almanac
Mother Nature Network
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