Our Winter Forecast: The Nitty Gritty
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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.
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.