Old Farmer’s Almanac Predictions – NBC New York
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- The Old Farmer’s Almanac has released its forecast for winter in the Northeast and Atlantic Corridor — and if you like snow, you might be happy to hear what it predicts is coming
- In the Northeast and Atlantic Corridor regions, which include the Tri-State, the calendar predicts above-normal snowfall for the winter of 2023-2024.
- Temperatures are expected to be higher than normal in both regions
The Old Farmer’s Almanac issued its forecast for winter in the Northeast and Atlantic Corridor.
The calendar divides the country into 18 regions and provides weather forecasts for each region. Connecticut is covered by both the Northeast and the Atlantic Corridor.
If you like snow, you might be happy to hear the Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast.
In the Northeast region, which includes the upper Hudson Valley and far northern New Jersey, the calendar predicts above-normal snowfall for the winter of 2023-2024. The snowiest areas will be mid-to-late November, mid-December and early-to-mid January, according to forecasts.
Temperatures in the northeast of the country are expected to be higher than normal. The calendar says the coldest periods will be mid-to-late November, early-to-mid January, and early-to-mid February.
The rest of the tri-state area—including New York City, the lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and much of coastal New Jersey and Connecticut—is part of the Atlantic Corridor region. The Atlantic Corridor forecast also calls for above normal snowfall, up to 2-3 inches above the monthly average. Forecasts say that the snowiest periods will be at the end of December, late January and mid-February.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac doesn’t predict a white Christmas for the Tri-State.
Temperatures in the Atlantic Corridor are expected to be generally higher than normal. December will be slightly warmer than normal, while January and February will be below average, according to the calendar. The coldest weather is expected from late January to mid-February.
The calendar arrives at its expected conclusions “…from a secret formula devised by the founder of this calendar, Robert B. Thomas, in 1792,” the publication states. He goes on to say that they also use the latest technology, applying solar science, climatology and meteorology to their calculations.
Ryan Hanrahan, chief meteorologist for NBC Connecticut, says modern forecast models are much more reliable, and that while the Farmers’ Almanac is fun to look at, its predictions are not based on science.
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