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Our Winter Forecast: The Nitty Gritty

Our Winter Forecast: The Nitty Gritty

This forecast is for the United States. For our Canadian forecast, click here:

Thanksgiving is just about here, and that means winter is just around the corner. We revealed our winter weather summary back in August, but many of you are still asking what’s in store for your area over the coming months. So, we thought we’d go into a little more detail.

Northeast U.S.
Includes New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C

The opening days of winter will be dry and tranquil, with wintry precipitation in time for Christmas. Look for clear, cold weather in the closing days of 2013.

As the New Year begins, we expect a coastal system to bring snow and rain to New England and then extending into the Mid-Atlantic region. Things will remain unsettled for a few days before rains and snow move in for much of the month, followed by clear, but very cold conditions for the rest of January.

Farmers’ Almanac is predicting an intense storm with heavy rain, snow, and strong winds at the beginning of February. This could seriously impact Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, which will be played for the first time at a cold weather site (New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium). Most of the rest of February will be characterized by punishing weather, including a powerful storm system toward the middle of the month that could leave many coastal areas flooded.

As the old lore says, March will come in like a lion this year, with cloudy windy conditions in the opening days of the month giving way to a major East Coast storm bringing both heavy rain and snow to New England, with lesser amounts to the south. Things will remain frigid and unsettled through the spring equinox, with wintry conditions continuing past the start of the new season.

15 Responses

  1. Sorry what will the weather be for 12/13/14 on Huntington long Island NY

    by Jean m Clark on Aug 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

  2. What will the weather be for 12/13/14

    by Jean m Clark on Aug 16, 2014 at 10:51 am

  3. How is march going to be.. in oak hill Ohio????

    by Polly t on Mar 2, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  4. is there going to be a big snow in northeast tennessee preferably kingsport the end of february heard that was a almanac prediction

    by linda t on Feb 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  5. I hear Ohio will be getting a blizzard at the end of Feb. Is this true??

    by sjivoin on Feb 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

  6. What about kill devil hills nc .just got a rare snow storm about 6to8 inches is their any more heading this way thanks

    by Clinton brown on Feb 3, 2014 at 5:09 am

  7. What does Feb 112014 look like for the weather

    by cindy on Feb 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

  8. What are the weather in Gaston,Sc is looking like for the next few months

    by BlessMamalina on Jan 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  9. This is not the first time the Super Bowl will be held in a cold weather location. Check your facts, please.

    by Jeanie on Dec 30, 2013 at 7:54 am

  10. California, Nebraska & Montana are interesting places, but as I said I live and sail on the Gulf Coast, so that’s the weather picture I’m most interested in.

    by alj3 on Dec 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

  11. I’m interested in gulf coast weather since that’s where I live and sail.

    by alj3 on Dec 4, 2013 at 6:40 am

  12. Looks like the kind of winter I remember from my childhood. Tall drifts of the farm equipment shed and the back of Grandma’s house. Grandsons are coming in December!
    Lots of fun in the snow in Red Lodge, Montana. The Red Lodge Mountain is open!
    Christmas with my wife, my daughter, son-in-law and the grandmen! Doesn’t get ANY BETTER than that! I thank God everyday I’ve lived to see this!!

    by Stephen on Nov 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

  13. Hi, are things going to change for central California? It seems that the jet stream is pushing everything over California or it just misses all together…. Any input would be appreciated… Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving..

    by Pam on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  14. I live in Nebraska. Your forecast shows that we should be seeing snow and terrible weather right before Thanksgiving. Nothing could be further from that. It is dry and sunny and is supposed to remain so for the next 5-7 days. I was hoping your forecast was going to ring true. Alas, it is not.

    by Chad D. on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:07 am


    by HAROLD GORDON on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:41 am

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