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More Shivery And Shovelry! Read Our 2015 Winter Forecast.

More Shivery And Shovelry! Read Our 2015 Winter Forecast.

This forecast is for the U.S. For the Canadian forecast, click here.

After the frigid, bitterly cold, and snow-filled winter last year, many of you are wondering just what this winter might bring. Could it possibly be as bad as last?

According to the 2015 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2014–15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. A large zone of very cold temperatures will be found from east of the Continental Divide east to the Appalachians. The most frigid temperatures will be found from the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes. The coldest outbreak of the season will come during the final week of January into the beginning of February, when frigid arctic air drops temperatures across the Northern Plains to perhaps 40 below zero. As the frigid air blows across the Great Lakes, snow showers and squalls will drop heavy amounts of snow to the lee of the Lakes.

No region will see prolonged spells of above-normal temperatures; only near the West and East Coasts will temperatures average close to normal.

Over the eastern third of the country, we are expecting an active storm track with a number of storms delivering copious amounts of snow and rain. Near-normal precipitation is expected for the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest States, and Northern Plains, while below-normal precipitation values are forecast for the Southwest States as well as the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes. The Central and Southern Plains are expected to receive above-average precipitation.

We are “red flagging” the first 10 days of January and the first week of February along the Atlantic Seaboard for active wintry weather featuring bouts of heavy precipitation and strong winds. Another red flag timeframe for widespread wintry conditions is the middle part of March from the nation’s midsection to the East Coast.

Potential El Niño is an Uncertain Element
As we were putting the finishing touches on this year’s long-range projections, the National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration issued an official El Niño watch. An El Niño is a warming of the central Pacific once every few years, from a combination of wind and waves in the tropics. It shakes up climate around the world, changing rain and temperature patterns. An El Niño could result in more rain this winter for drought-stricken California and Southern States, and a milder winter for the nation’s frigid northern tier. El Niños are usually strongest from December to April, but there’s no guarantee that we will see one this winter. We’ll just have to wait and see, but in the mean time, all of us at the Farmers’ Almanac suggest you stock up on firewood, sweaters, and hot cocoa. It certainly looks like another long winter of shivery and shovelry is on tap.

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252 comments

1 ChozenWeather { 12.17.14 at 9:02 am }

What does, to the “lee of the lakes” mean?

2 DJuana Simpson { 12.10.14 at 10:52 am }

Will we get some winter weather in Louisiana?

3 Ohio 5-O { 12.07.14 at 4:46 pm }

We had all that snow in Nov now its gettin closer toXmas wheres the snow u promised us?

4 cliff { 12.04.14 at 6:06 pm }

I thought we was supposed to have a shiver and Shovely winter..why is it so average here in the mid Atlantic??..lmao

5 susan { 12.04.14 at 8:21 am }

Moved from Wv to Central Va. I miss the snow want to see some this year.

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8 eas { 11.23.14 at 6:26 pm }

Im not looking forward to winter this year. Well any year for that matter. I hate winter the most out of the four seasons and summer is running in second…

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11 kells { 11.13.14 at 2:48 pm }

Hoping for a snowing Christmas in northern Georgia !

12 Capital Weather Gang 2014-2015 winter outlook for Washington, DC: Colder … - Axis News { 11.12.14 at 3:26 pm }

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13 AYorek { 11.12.14 at 12:26 pm }

We just got 14″ of snow in Central Minnesota, it’s nice to have snow in time for Thanksgiving.

14 Capital Weather Gang 2014-2015 winter outlook for Washington, D.C.: Colder and snowier than normal { 11.12.14 at 9:43 am }

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16 Teena { 11.11.14 at 12:03 pm }

Looking forward to some snow in North Carolina this year!!!!

17 Devan { 11.11.14 at 9:54 am }

Just dreaming of snowmobiling !!!!!

18 Winter Outlook: Roller coaster winter ahead? | Updraft | Minnesota Public Radio News { 11.05.14 at 9:09 pm }

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19 Jim { 11.03.14 at 6:50 pm }


“I LIVE IN THE GREAT STATE OF OHIO RATHER THE WINTER IS GOLD AND SNOWY OR WARM AND DRY WE ALL LIVED TURU IT BEFORE QUITE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WEATHER OR MOVE SOMEWHERE IT WARM ALL YEAR AROUND”

Hieroglyphics?

20 B. M. Wilburn { 11.03.14 at 6:43 pm }

Cold and wet…again??

21 Larry Doane { 11.03.14 at 2:49 pm }

We’re hoping for a moderate Winter in So Cal but with tons of snow for the Sierras and
the Southern Rockies…Mother earth is thirsty in the Southwest..

22 Here in Maine { 11.03.14 at 12:31 pm }

Seems to me the NORMAL weather, for Maine is coming back. :D

23 Cathy Fox { 11.03.14 at 12:28 pm }

Seems to me the NORMAL weather for Maine is coming back. :D

24 Joni { 11.02.14 at 3:18 am }

Mindy, me too I’m dreaming of a white Christmas in South Carolina!!!!

25 mindy { 11.01.14 at 10:38 pm }

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas this year in South Carolina!!

26 Patty R { 11.01.14 at 8:33 pm }

Really the earth has always changed try checking into chemtrails and what Monsanto and a few others have been doing to our planet. None of this is normal weather there’s so much more to understand.

27 Josie { 11.01.14 at 6:46 pm }

Don’t mine the cold. Hate the ice roads.

28 jessica { 11.01.14 at 4:28 pm }

Cold today here in east central Georgia. We had sleet and snow this am.

29 sue brincefield { 11.01.14 at 3:05 pm }

Indiana is suppose to be Stinging and normal snowfall…..what is “STINGING” suppose to mean ???

30 SARAH { 11.01.14 at 2:55 pm }

I REALLY WANT TO SEE SNOW IN GEORGIA THIS YEAR!!!!!! DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE SAYING THAT THERE WILL BW ANY SNOW THIS YEAR?

31 jim { 11.01.14 at 2:08 pm }

LIVE in Arizona’s White Mountains 5500 ft above sea levej.
Last2yearswe only had 3 inches, before that 12 to 15 inch
storms. This year i think we will definitely get hit! GOOD,
I will NOT go to work as I am a courtesy clerk for a grocery
store. ha! ha!

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33 RON T { 10.27.14 at 11:57 pm }

I LIVE IN THE GREAT STATE OF OHIO RATHER THE WINTER IS GOLD AND SNOWY OR WARM AND DRY WE ALL LIVED TURU IT BEFORE QUITE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WEATHER OR MOVE SOMEWHERE IT WARM ALL YEAR AROUND

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37 Robert Flick { 10.22.14 at 6:45 pm }

You need to come to Duluth, Minnesota for a beautiful Christmas holiday. This city and all it’s beauty is amazing………… Lake Superior borders this gem of a city. So proud to be from here and never want to leave it.

38 Connie Reynolds { 10.22.14 at 3:35 pm }

I would love to have a REAL WINTER in South Ga. windy cold icy & snow !!!!

39 dounte lewis { 10.21.14 at 10:31 am }

I love the winter!!!!!!

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42 crzycatldy { 10.20.14 at 6:45 am }

I live in Northern Ohio right by Lake Erie. Our winters are almost always cold and harsh. Last mild winter I remember was back in 1996 when it was 60 on Christmas. It would be nice to have weather like that again but oh well. I will just buy extra sweaters and make sure my van is in tip top condition for the cold.

43 braident9 { 10.19.14 at 5:07 pm }

iwant a white christmas

44 Courtney { 10.19.14 at 4:12 am }

I can’t wait till winter to go snowmobiling

45 Buckeye05 { 10.17.14 at 11:26 pm }

The NOAA climate prediction center calling for a mild winter for Ohio. FA better be right about cold and snow being back

46 Juanita Thomas { 10.16.14 at 10:38 pm }

you have been wrong so far

47 Autumn Starlight { 10.16.14 at 9:35 pm }

Greetings from Nebraska

Wooo.. Bring on the winter, I’m so ready for it after this hot and miserable summer! Have a great night everyone!! ^_^

Autumn

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54 Lisa { 10.08.14 at 10:01 am }

The Matriarch, Mother Nature, will have her way. I hate winter !!

55 Nick S { 10.08.14 at 4:35 am }

I’ve heard it will depend on the el nino position. Here in western North Dakota someone said “more snow and more sub-zero temps,” yet that is paradoxical because when more snow is falling, less sub-zero temps exist, and vice versa. Am hoping for more snow and less sub-zero temps with 20+mph wind so the oil rig isn’t so bad! Woo-whoo!

56 Chris { 10.07.14 at 11:42 pm }

Does this make sense? Near-normal precipitation is expected for the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest States, and Northern Plains, while below-normal precipitation values are forecast for the Southwest States as well as the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes.

For the southwest states the article says it will be both near normal precipitation and below normal precipitation. Which is it?

57 Jimmy Rollison { 10.07.14 at 11:22 pm }

I hope it will be really snowy

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59 Mrs. Harrison { 10.04.14 at 12:33 am }

Fill the pantries,stock the freezers, ready the salt(water softener salt works too),emergency kit in cars,get ready to rumble with winter.If your a snow bird,HVAC leave cabinet doors open for plumbing to get house air. Thermostat should be set about 55-62. Can not emphasis more on insulation in walls ,attics,plastic sheeting on windows if need be. And MOST of all. Have those furnaces checked by a qualified tech and company. Spring and Fall Maintenance regular check ups.!!! Be safe,stay warm,Drive cautiously, Be Well.

60 Joey Stevenson { 10.04.14 at 12:31 am }

It will be as cold as HELL no rain just sleet. The laws of DUKE=Mc2ism will be in full affect.

61 @beckykp in spokane { 10.03.14 at 10:55 pm }

I too live in spkn every fall I go for a long drive and look at the out put on the snowberry bushes. The more berries the harder winter. We are due to get slammed with more snow considering the past 3 years.

62 GUS ALIBERTI { 10.03.14 at 6:08 pm }

IM LOOKING AT A NICE WINTERY STORM THIS WINTER,,
A GOOD ONE. !!!! A BIG ONE, A COLD ONE.
GET READY WHEN THIS STORM COMES. !!!!!!
ITS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD, THAT I CAN TELL YOU. !!!!
SOUTHERN, MA

63 gloria { 10.02.14 at 1:51 am }

Everyone has concerns…..however please remember man is not in control of the weather he may have some insight ….MAN DOES NOT CONTROL THE WEATHER THEIR IS A HIGHER AUTHORITY ON THIS…IJS

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65 Becky KP { 09.30.14 at 2:22 am }

I live in beautiful Spokane Washington and the weather with all the changing seasons is a delight! Our leaves are changing already to the wonderful Fall colors that we here are accustomed to. My concern is about our portion of this Winter’s expected snow. The rumor is hinting that we may repeat our December ’08. The almanac was more helpful than I expected it would be (this is my first time accessing it because I was leary) however it didn’t specifically address any comparison of our upcoming Winter and Winter ’08. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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67 Anthonypilone01 { 09.27.14 at 11:36 pm }

So, I am guessing there will be colder temps and MORE snow for us in the Mid Atlantic region??

68 Tom { 09.26.14 at 5:36 pm }

What will the weather be like in New York City this fall and winter (2014-2015)?

69 Mallory Johnson { 09.24.14 at 12:41 pm }

Nobody ever has any answers for louisiana!! This state deserves more thought . I have lived here for 14 years and nobody on the news has ever predicted our weather .. correctly. I will no longer count on the government news / weather broadcasts !! Somebody please give us some answers.. even if louisiana is hard to predict considering we live on the coast, we deserve at least a suggestion!!!

70 ShawnM { 09.23.14 at 5:24 pm }

I am looking forward to a very cold, very snowy winter! I love the forecast I saw for this winter in my copy of The Farmer’s Almanac 2015! Hey Sapporo1 if you have Twitter my name is @marcusbearer on there. We can then continue talking about the possibilities this winter may bring just like we did on the forum! I am happy that you are seeing the bright colors of fall. I hope the bright colors happen here, the leaves are changing color a little bit depending on the type of tree. There is a little red on the red maple in front of my window, the one in the backyard hasn’t started to change yet, though we have had cool nights some in the 40’s. Do clouds and rain prevent the brightest colors from happening or do they help the brightest colors come out? I really hope to see the brightest colors this autumn because of the rain we’ve had this year and 2012/2013 were drought years and yet there was still color to an extent even then just not as vivid as it could be this year. I hope the right weather conditions occur so I can see the brightest colors.

71 sapporo1 { 09.23.14 at 4:58 pm }

Already peaking for foliage here in Steamboat…every color of leaves imaginable coming out, and plenty of rain to recharge that soil moisture for next year.
Also, looks like it will get cold and wet next weekend into eary October…they are even hinting at the possibility of the first snowfall here.

72 shawn { 09.23.14 at 4:35 pm }

I hope this winter is like 2 years ago here in north burb of Dallas, On Christmas day, started snowing about 11 am and had about 8 inches by 5…lets do it again!!!

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75 joe arens { 09.22.14 at 6:28 pm }

Hot, dry and smoky here in Grass Valley CA. Those of you who have an excess of rain,
PLEASE find a way to send some our way

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77 Monica Heather { 09.21.14 at 6:49 pm }

Hello. I love winter but never know what to expect. We are in Lake Mills WI so it seems to be in regions 6 and 9 and in the center of 10,6 and 9 ( Lower Lakes, upper Midwest…can you help me with what the winter maybe like ?

78 Snow-lover { 09.21.14 at 11:22 am }

I’m in Ohio. I think this will be another harsh winter. I can feel it. Yay :)

79 April. Tx { 09.20.14 at 10:50 pm }

Us southern states need the precipitation that a cold wet winter will bring, the auquafiers need the water. If you are worried about it , buy a heavy coat and study how to drive safe in winter weather.

80 eric.scher1956@gmail.com { 09.20.14 at 3:01 pm }

Please let the south have a mild winter, we are not equipped for the cold. Maybe the jet stream will stay north of us to allow for the cold up north for those that like it so much and keep us mild for those that prefer the warm scenerio. I am not a fan of snow and cold and prefer the hot summers.

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82 Nancy { 09.20.14 at 9:17 am }

I had a funny feeling this winter will be fierce, that’s why I ended up on this site, very helpful info, and the most accurate. I agree with Mr. Styles, I also have noticed over the last few weeks the acorns and pine cones on the ground and the squirrels, especially the red squirrels, they’re going crazy hoarding nuts here in Northern Ohio!

83 Dale Stiles { 09.20.14 at 7:04 am }

I live in Northwestern Illinois. Recent observations tell me to prepare for a repeat of last winter. Squirrels extremely active and building nest lower in the trees. Pine trees already producing and dropping pine cones. Oak trees producing and dropping nuts like crazy. Birds flying south already. Better get prepared for a repeat of last year!

84 mattzweck { 09.19.14 at 8:00 pm }

i’ve been looking at weather models for the past month and hopefully here in socal we get
rain this next winter.

85 Annette { 09.19.14 at 7:18 pm }

Hi,
I am in New Mexico. Are we near normal or below normal?

86 Parawalker { 09.19.14 at 1:23 pm }

For many years I endured Hurricane Season. 6 months every year but people sit back on the fence unprepared then when a storm blows in all the sudden they want everyone to bale them out. Look people… winter is coming with each passing day. Leaves have started changing earlier, mild summer for many parts of the country. Locally the old timers since spring felt a difference and are reverting back to what the norm was growing up. I cant answer the question as to how rough winter will be but I do keep things stocked and ready for any event. Mild or extreme I realize that I am NOT in control of mother nature and the wrath she exerts on us. Be it a snow shovel or rock salt or extra food and more…. I am ready. I find it comical to read and watch people freak out assuming they will ALWAYS escape mother natures unpredictable furry but then when something does happen people act surprised and shocked. Prepare and be ready for any event. 2 years ago we were stuck inside for nearly 2 weeks, roads blocked. Power was out all around us but we had power. Natural gas heat, water heater, stove, fire place. Generator for backup and plenty of items on hand. Its a good feeling to know I can sit and watch or laugh at people who continually assume escape from such things that impact our daily lives. If you don’t prepare then don’t beg others or your government to pick you up all the time. Yet people run to the store daily for stupid stuff like cigarettes and booze but cant buy one extra item each time to stock up and be ready for any event. Winter is coming like it or not! Assumption is not my game and only for worst case scenario’s!

87 Parawalker { 09.19.14 at 1:12 pm }

Winter is on it’s way like it or not. Old timers locally are speaking of a hard long cold white winter. My gut tells me the same. Mother Nature is in control but squabble among yourselves if you like if you feel any of it will change winters approach. Prepare, Prep and stock up. Bring it on!

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90 Allan Alexander { 09.16.14 at 11:32 pm }

Normally what I notice and I am by no means a weather guru, but when the lakes don’t warm too much ( I Live in Michigan) the snowfall is less than normal and with a below normal summer I think the snowfall will be much less than last couple years. Yes it could be colder but I don’t see it overall as cold as last year.

91 Lisa Enger { 09.16.14 at 10:59 pm }

Beth Estes,

I live in Mobile, Alabama and we there have been quite a few Canadian Geese arriving in my area over the last few days. They typically winter in several locations near my house. I was a little surprised to see them this early. This is as far south as they can go in the continental U.S. other than Florida.

92 Dawn { 09.16.14 at 11:38 am }

I have read “farmers” forecast. I live in Michigan, I believe that Mother Nature can not be forecast and told what to do.. She just might fool everyone… “I think we are in for a mild winter” We hard a harsh winter 13-14 and a cool way below normal 14 Summer, so I put 2 and 2 together and it comes out a mild winter 14-15. I just feel it in my bones. Boy I hope “Farmers” is wrong cant afford another below freezing -10 winter,

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94 Jose Fuentes { 09.14.14 at 8:09 pm }

I would like to know what weather would it be like in the next 3 month in Maui, Hawaii

95 Lynn Grier { 09.14.14 at 12:42 pm }

Is Florida in for more cold weather and rain or just the normal weather we receive at winter?

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97 William M Durham { 09.13.14 at 2:36 pm }

Well again I have wasted my time. Just wanted to know if it would be a wet November an December but no I get a rash of crap that theys me nothing more than I could guess. Why no simple yes or no answers? Will it be wet or dry, is that to had. And as for the early September Hurricane threat, where is it? Again wild ass guesses

98 abcm104 { 09.12.14 at 11:38 pm }

Hi,
I am in AZ. Can you clarify? Are we near normal or below normal?

Near-normal precipitation is expected for the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest States, and Northern Plains, while below-normal precipitation values are forecast for the Southwest States as well as the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes.

Thanks!

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101 Terry King { 09.12.14 at 11:11 am }

Where can I find the Almanac’s prediction for Alaska for 2015? Just wondering if there will be more than normal snowfall/colder than normal temps there this year.

102 val { 09.11.14 at 8:56 pm }

WoW New York always gets hit bad I’m sick of New York and high utilitie bill’s, and i have my heater sent at 75 in the winter and it turns on every five minutes, everyone just can’t pick up and move where it’s warm I wish down south can have the real cold weather and snow for once, I can deal with the cold more then all this snow seriously I don’t even know why we snow blow or shovel it just keeps coming back, and I swear about time we shovel or snowblow it come down even harder, but we usually put on christmas lights up in october so were not out in the freezing cold and snow trying to hang lights.

103 for Christopher Laing { 09.11.14 at 7:00 pm }

I’d rather put my confidence in the Farmer’s Almanac then in the government controlled weather media any day simply because at least the Almanac people are just trying to tell it like it is without trying to put their spin on it to try and gain more control of our lives with all this global warming oh, oh, sorry, I meant climate change.

By the way has anyone seen of heard from Al Gore lately?????

104 Roma { 09.10.14 at 10:49 pm }

I say turn off the t.v. and open up the Almanac….it has always given me better and more accurate weather then t.v. It seems to follow trends and patterns of the years and has established a better predicability for me. Thanks Farmer’s Almanac!

105 zodee { 09.10.14 at 6:43 pm }

The farmers almanac is the best weather forecast I have ever known.

106 shinin down like water | Six Ten { 09.10.14 at 5:38 pm }

[…] huddled masses during what the 2015 Farmer’s Almanac promises to be another spectacularly heinous winter) and an air conditioner that crapped the bed during the only three days of the year in which I […]

107 kally { 09.10.14 at 4:10 pm }

we have a home in wi and one in fla.west coast-bradenton. when we leave wi shud we turn off the water and how low shud we turn the tenperature down///////////////?

108 4 homeowner tips on preparing your yard for winter | CapwestMortgage.com { 09.10.14 at 3:33 pm }

[…] winter of 2014 and 2015 will bring below-normal temperatures for about 75 percent of the nation, according to the Farmer's Almanac. The west […]

109 Brandi Heitz { 09.10.14 at 9:12 am }

I was just wondering if NE Mississippi will see a significant snow this winter? I have been canning all kinds of things for winter. Just curious about the snow. Thanks

110 "Record-Shattering Snowfall" Story Is Fake { 09.10.14 at 1:21 am }

[…] winter weather outlook look like? I clicked over to the ‘Old Farmers Almanac’ site, and here is what they have to say for the Midwest/Great Lakes region. It doesn’t look to […]

111 Courtney Overstreet { 09.09.14 at 8:05 pm }

My husband and I just moved from the thumb of Michigan to southern Georgia, and as much as we miss our family and friends… reading this makes me love the south THAT much more :) peace out snow!

112 Tikidude { 09.09.14 at 7:17 pm }

Don’t know why Florida is thrown in with the rest of the Southeast. We’re in the sub-tropics idiots. Cold weather usually lasts a day! I haven’t turned my heat on in years and I’m in Central Florida! Winter rocks!!!Can’t wait for cool weather and a bajillion tourists!

113 It's Finally Happened! { 09.09.14 at 6:45 pm }

[…] fencing, etc. is not as important right now, in September, as a tractor with a shovel to plow out. More Shivery And Shovelry! Read Our 2015 Winter Forecast. – Farmers' Almanac Yes, it's a LOT of work, and when you have to put in a 9-5 daily grind, sometimes you think you'll […]

114 Kristen { 09.09.14 at 12:04 pm }

From Erie, PA…you know,the city that tracked the most snowfall in the entire US for several weeks. You can take that snow and shove it, I’m moving to Hawaii!

115 Storm tracker { 09.09.14 at 9:10 am }

Interesting attitude Bob ….. just might wanna have that snow blower tuned up, in the event the “shit” their talking about does happen!

116 Bob from Tennessee { 09.09.14 at 5:59 am }

You people are so boring get real no one can predict the future shit happens wether we like it or not it might be 65 all winter who knows

117 Anita { 09.08.14 at 9:21 pm }

I LIVE IN WASHINGTON STATE, AND IM SURE WELL JUST GET THE USUAL RAIN AND FREEZING TEMPS ALL WINTER HERE AS USUAL :)

118 Gsirois { 09.08.14 at 5:03 pm }

Love it, work all summer to get ready for winter. Snowshoeing and I love it. God bless Northern Maine. We are ready for anything.

119 jennifer lichva { 09.08.14 at 8:56 am }

Do not need cold and snow to be heavy in Upstate NY people still paying their utility bills from last yr some doubled over previous.You folks that are complaining about heat in winter come up here you will soon change mind.

120 snailbait { 09.08.14 at 4:43 am }

People, people, people. Don’t you understand that this is a one part free preview? If you want to know what your specific area is forecast for this winter, you have to buy the Farmers Almanac.

121 Ashley { 09.08.14 at 1:28 am }

Gosh I hope not I’m getting married, I’ve got kids and I can’t drive in the stuff I care for my niece who can’t miss school God be with us

122 Jessica { 09.08.14 at 1:11 am }

hahaha Ken Barlow – I hope we have a snowy winter – I would like to see a big snow, but I will settle for a little :)

123 Jolyne D. { 09.07.14 at 8:00 pm }

We had an excessive amount of snow the winter of 2010-2011. I remember this because it was the year our daughter died and we had two grandchildren living with us.

124 Mike { 09.07.14 at 7:42 pm }

Remember the big snowstorm they forecast for the Super Bowl? How did that work out.

125 Standby Generator Fall Maintenance and Winter Preparation | Norwall PowerSystems Blog { 09.05.14 at 6:41 pm }

[…] during the winter of 2014 caught many people by surprise. People should be less surprised that the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting much of the same for this winter, just a few months […]

126 Next Winter is Coming: Will Natural Gas Supplies be Sufficient? - Part II | Echelon IM { 09.05.14 at 3:16 am }

[…] Farmers Almanac has forecasted another colder than average winter for the 2014-2015 season using methodology that dates back to 1792. The system is known to only a […]

127 Tuesdae { 09.04.14 at 6:51 pm }

I cannot WAIT for the winter months to get here…oh my goodness. I LOVE it when the stores start putting out their Christmas decorations because that lets me know that the temps are going to start getting milder soon. It has been so miserable in North Carolina over the last couple of weeks of August and the beginning of September. I will be glad to see some freezing rain, some ice, some sleet and definitely some snow!!!!!

128 Jose A. { 09.04.14 at 11:30 am }

I’m sad to say goodbye to the summer. I dread the winter for the most part. This doesn’t mean I dislike the weather, despite my sensitivity to the cold. The only thing, though, is the Southwest states. Will they get near normal or below normal precipitation? I live in California and I am wondering if it will get more rain.

129 Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a COLD Winter ahead! | Heating and Cooling Two Blog { 09.03.14 at 3:22 pm }

[…] The 2014-2015 edition predicts that three-quarters of the nation will experience below-normal temperatures. The most frigid temps will be found from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. And if you’re planning a tropical vacation, you might want to schedule it for January through the beginning of February, when the frigid, arctic air will drop temperatures to 40 below 0 across the Great Lakes. “We are red-flagging the first 10 days of January and the first week of February along the Atlantic seaboard for active wintry weather featuring bouts of heavy precipitation and strong winds,” says Caleb Weatherbee, the official forecaster for the Farmers’ Almanac. […]

130 blizzardof96 { 09.02.14 at 5:56 pm }

Although I do think something similar to this outlook is definitely possible, some factors will need to come together in order for the trough placement to work out. Most, if not all of these factors should come together IMO.

1) Some retrogression of the ENSO anomalies, so the final product is either a modiki or a hybrid el nino

2) Solar decline or levelling as we move through the fall/winter

3) Continuation of the Gulf of alaska warm pool

4) QBO peak post winter

5) El nino anomalies staying moderate/weak.

My outlook is similar: http://torontowxcenter.blogspot.ca/p/preliminary-winter-2013-15-outlook.html

131 The letdown - Alberta Venture { 09.02.14 at 4:15 pm }

[…] average, has natural gas bulls salivating at the prospect of another cold winter. And that’s precisely what they’re going to get, according to the 2015 Farmers’ Almanac. “A large zone of very cold temperatures will be found […]

132 ***Seasonal Forecast Series*** | power-addiction { 09.02.14 at 1:03 pm }

[…] draw is that the forecast is incredibly vague, and as a result, probably decently accurate. Their website lists a series of “correctly forecasted” weather events over the past century. In short, […]

133 debra Payne { 09.01.14 at 10:51 pm }

What type of winter will we have my kids wants snow I want 65and above

134 elizabeth miller { 09.01.14 at 7:16 pm }

what’s the weather going to be like in the Anderson Indiana area.

135 Tim { 09.01.14 at 12:09 pm }

what is the weather going to look like for troutdale,oregon?

136 sandee { 08.31.14 at 6:20 pm }

What’s the difference between wintery, wet and white and crisp and very stormy? The latter is forecasted for NJ. I hope this doesn’t mean more Nor’easters. I don’t think our coastline can handle more of what they suffered the last two years since Sandy.

137 Winter Weather 2015 - Smart Suburban Survival { 08.30.14 at 6:55 pm }

[…] can find more by going to their 2015 Winter Forecast page but here is a quick […]

138 Sandra Garis { 08.30.14 at 3:09 pm }

I hope fla. has really cold winter last year we had no cold days, we get hot so much that we need cold days,just stay here in summer and you will be ready for cold to.

139 What's your temperature - Page 264 - Arctic Cat Prowler Forums: Prowler UTV Forum { 08.30.14 at 12:07 pm }

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140 Will Obama’s War on Coal Cause Blackouts Next Winter | Give Me Liberty { 08.29.14 at 8:01 pm }

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141 Jack Bloss { 08.29.14 at 12:47 pm }

Haha. National Oceanic Atmospheric AND Administration? Yeah good you spelled wrong the only reliable winter forecast source. Anyone who reads this comment, you need to realize that the confidence in this forecast is incredibly low. There are only a few factors that can help them create the winter outlook but most of the forecast is based off trends which is why El Nino is so important and yet they just mention it like its a side not but it really decides just about everything. So the fact that they already have an outlook out when they dont know whether theres going to be an El Nino or not means the forecast is complete bogus. And they have very little ability to forecast specific events such as the heavy snows in early January. They probably just looked at climatology and said thats the snowiest time for that area on average. Look at the National Oceanic AND Atmospheric Administration in a couple months and they may not seem as definite in theire winter outlook or as detailed but thats because they’re being as detailed as they can be.

142 Faith Dejohn { 08.29.14 at 7:40 am }

When will this bad weather start i live in lisbon falls,Maine and how much snow will we be getting

143 Lydia { 08.29.14 at 5:53 am }

California needs rain!
I’m praying for a wet winter!
I swear last year I was wearing shorts all year. It feels like it has been forever since California has had some chilly weather.

144 michelle { 08.28.14 at 11:14 pm }

Please send rain to California all of our lakes and trees and agg, is suffering .Almanac God please send us much needed rain . So many fires animals are all down looking for water and food.

145 Cheerful Agent { 08.28.14 at 10:47 pm }

Boca’s Raton,FL is gorgeous in the winter. Plan your vacation with my help today.

146 Florida transplant { 08.28.14 at 10:43 pm }

South Florida has great winter weather. Come on down!

147 Farmers’ Almanac Winter – Weather Forecast – ALL YOU | Deals, coupons, savings, sweepstakes and more… { 08.28.14 at 5:30 pm }

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148 John Barczak { 08.28.14 at 2:07 pm }

Last year the snow was white gold. I have 11/2 years to go before I can retire and finally get a pension out of this place. Here’s to upping my average. I hope all the storms hit on Friday afternoon and end on Sunday. Cha ching!

149 Farmers’ Almanac winter forecast for 2014–15 is looking good | All In Action Sports { 08.28.14 at 1:45 pm }

[…] time of year, the Farmers’ Almanac is the Bible for snowboarders smited by the summertime blues. Fortunately the good folks at the […]

150 just some guy { 08.28.14 at 12:45 pm }

when the fuck did we get ice cream?

151 meliss { 08.28.14 at 9:44 am }

Does anyone know what northwest Nebraska will be like? We didn’t get much snow and not to bad on the temps. I would love to see a lot of snow this year!

152 Farmer's Almanac's 2015 Winter Forecast Predicting "More Shivery and Shovelry" - Fellon-McCord - Fellon-McCord { 08.28.14 at 6:29 am }

[…] the Old Farmer’s Almanac (“Almanac”), the 223-year-old chronicler of weather and climate, released their 2014-15 winter forecast.  The New Hampshire-based Almanac is predicting a “super-cold” solution to winter for the […]

153 Kevin 1936 { 08.28.14 at 1:11 am }

Here in E TN near Smoky Mountains we had several times at zero or below last winter with of course much colder above 4500ft but we did have some nights 15-20 then a few even in the high 30s so was above freezing a few night but to most it was cold. We are back in a cold phase just has we had 30 years warm phase then 30 cold before that so just be ready from TN Northward for those zero or below winter nights and even in TX some freezes or even north FL a few freezes each winter but the snows of significance as usual will be TN Northward so make fun of it. Get out and enjoy. Summer is way too hot here but we did have 50* a couple nights in July.

154 Tylnorton { 08.28.14 at 12:20 am }

So, the “Wintery, White, and Wet” part… I live in in the northeast of mass at average of 53.7 inches of snowfall. Does that mean an above normal snowfall or average?

155 Trudie Sandberg { 08.27.14 at 4:16 pm }

I am east of Austin and last winter was frigid…at least for this Texas girl. The 20 to 30 degree temps wouldn’t have been so bad if it weren’t for the 30-40 mile an hour winds…OMG! Ice and snow a few times kept us indoors except for cattle feeding and breaking ice in the troughs…even the cattle stayed in the barn on some days…it was winter on this hill!

156 g500d { 08.27.14 at 10:31 am }

Looks like some really good New England skiing. Yep.

157 Shawn { 08.27.14 at 9:37 am }

Sounds like we will have more of this wintery weather like last year in Buffalo, NY! BUMMER!

158 2015 Winter Forecast | Sanctuary Gardener { 08.27.14 at 7:07 am }

[…] Per the Farmers’ Almanac, three-fourths of the United States will experience below normal temperatures this winter. The coldest areas will be the northern plains to the Great Lakes area. (That’s typical, isn’t it?) The coldest time period will be end of January/beginning of February, especially in the northern plains where temperatures could dip to 40 degrees below zero! Brrr! The only places that will experience close to average winter temperatures are the west and east coasts. (Hopefully, that includes the South!) […]

159 joan { 08.26.14 at 11:31 am }

Right back at you, micabrown, of tx.! Living close to the border, appreciate a break from the heat, high humidity, blazing sun. Last winter was a relief, so we are hopeful for the return of the Polar Vortex and another real winter. Already looking for more suitable coats, maybe even a hat!

160 Four systems being watched by Hurricane Center; rip current advisory for beaches | Weather Matters { 08.26.14 at 9:28 am }

[…] NEWS: Well, at least that’s how the Farmer’s Almanac headlined the release of its winter forecast on Monday by Caleb Weatherbee, a pseudonym that has […]

161 Checking On Cristobal, Rip Currents Stick Around | WAVY.com Blogs { 08.26.14 at 9:10 am }

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162 John Seifert { 08.26.14 at 7:57 am }

Bring it on, the ice fishing should be great again this year

163 christine { 08.26.14 at 12:53 am }

Oh boy stormy and windy in VA. Hampton roads VA people can’t drive when the sunshine is out let alone rain, sleet and snow. People are insane. Police don’t even pull over the speeders or crazy drivers ever. Everything will be shut down for 1 inch of ice or snow. School was canceled for 6 days. Virginia beach schools had to make up school days on every Saturday in may.

164 Micabrown { 08.25.14 at 11:31 pm }

Bring it down here again. I live in Texas and I am sick to death of the heat! We actually had a winter last year ( no snow, but it was cold). I am ready for some cold days as I am sick of this 96 degree weather and high humidity! I never go outside except to get in the car to go from one air conditioned building to another.

165 William Beahm { 08.25.14 at 9:59 pm }

I know from last winter here in PA was the coldest it has been in 20 years. My sewer line even froze last winter. Also I have a niece in Texas and she had to have heat on and they live near Houston so who ever had the AC on must have had the heat on too. Cause it was cold everywhere even in Mexico. They had snow to n that’s unheard of.

166 Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Copious Amounts of Snow { 08.25.14 at 9:50 pm }

[…] fans have something to celebrate as the heat of August fades away. The Farmers’ Almanac just predicted another snowy winter, proclaiming “More Shivery And Shovelry!” in their […]

167 Tim Passinault { 08.25.14 at 9:11 pm }

Lake Superior froze over last year and that hadn’t happened for 30 years….don’t recall if any or all of the other great lakes did or not….Hope to God that our water lines don’t freeze like last winter….A majority of the town had frozen waterlines….the frost line went down 8 FEET …double of the norm…

168 Beth Estes { 08.25.14 at 8:49 pm }

i live in maine and i have seen canadian geese heading south alas when i saw them 1 flock was coming in to land in a wetland probably to get a drink and 4 days ago i saw about 7 of them in the river on a big rock drinking and resting but to me not a good sign

169 cynthia jordan { 08.25.14 at 7:32 pm }

i would love to see snow alot of it in Danville va we dont get much of snow… love snow. can we see a white chrismas this year. thank you. from your friend in Danville va

170 2014-2015 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction | Ski With Tony { 08.25.14 at 5:48 pm }

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171 Lance Michael { 08.25.14 at 5:45 pm }

I see there is no wording as what the winter will be like in PA and Delaware? Am i missing it?

Thanks.

172 mary { 08.25.14 at 5:27 pm }

Why is Alaska never mentioned. Btw it is part of the United States

173 mrs atkins { 08.25.14 at 5:21 pm }

virginia says crisp and stormy, what kind of storms we wonder, snow storms? is it known how many or how much?

174 Kelly D. { 08.25.14 at 5:05 pm }

Well, here we are in August. The high desert hasn’t seen rain in so long that even the desert plants are starting to die. California needs water. No more heat, no more parched winds! Please O Almanac God send lots of WATER!

175 Kim Chauncey { 08.25.14 at 4:29 pm }

What about Interior Alaska? What is our winter going to be like?

176 Stephen Joseph { 08.25.14 at 4:18 pm }

Is there a contradiction here re the Southwest sates? “Near-normal precipitation is expected for the Pacific Northwest, the SOUTHWEST STATES, and Northern Plains, while below-normal precipitation values are forecast for the SOUTHWEST STATES as well as the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes.”

177 Ernesstine { 08.25.14 at 4:08 pm }

What is going to be the weather in South Carolina in the winter? Also are we going to have an early fall?

178 Weather/Science/Nature/Un-Natural { 08.25.14 at 4:03 pm }

Taken all things into perspective, perhaps there are other considerations to considering (1) Looking at the shift of the earths (Axis) and asking ones self “How does this affect, and or effect the Natural Effects of Weather”, What role, effect does (HARRP) play in the mix of Climate Control, Weather Control, considering the U.S. Weather Service has been, working on a Remote Weather Station in Alaska since the mid-1960’s look for the articles written in Popular Science around the mid-1960’s this may spark some interest in some of you, always remember it is not nice to play with “Mother Nature” there is a distinction between “Natural” and “Unnatural” the difference being the “Pro’s and Con’s also, “Enviromental Impacts” , Science 101, add more fuel to the fire, get a bigger flame, Chemistry 101, change the natural order of things, call it an experiment, research and development, no matter what side of the fence your on, when the wheels are put in motion, woops we made a mistake, perhaps one too many mistakes, change the recipe and or mix of the natural order of things, expect the unexpected, after all it’s just an experiment. When industry in developing countries was growing by leaps and bounds, enviromentalist instructed industry that the by products, of waste dumped into the enviroment will impact in a serious way, the question was raised “Well when do you think that might occur” the response was in about 70 years from now, “Industry replied ” Well we will not be around then, so were not going to worry about it” welcome to the information hwy. The “Farmer’s Almanac” has weather predictions far more accurate than all the combined efforts of the technical world we live in today, go figure.

179 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 3:50 pm }

Brandon, yes, Cleveland, Ohio is included in the very cold temperature report.

180 Hoping for sunshine { 08.25.14 at 3:36 pm }

If it’s that cold, the great lakes will freeze. That actually drives lake effect snow totals down.

181 Cheryl { 08.25.14 at 3:33 pm }

Its too bad there is only a general climate overview for Alaska. We have easy and hard winters as well.

182 Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts more snow, ‘super cold’ temperatures | Fox 59 { 08.25.14 at 3:02 pm }

[…] Source: Old Farmer’s Almanac […]

183 Farmer’s Almanac: Colder than normal winter expected in Minnesota - Rick Kupchella's – BringMeTheNews.com { 08.25.14 at 2:37 pm }

[…] The Farmer’s Almanac, which is different from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, released its long-range winter forecast this week, saying most of the United States will be “shivery and shovelry” – with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls expected this winter. […]

184 LEN { 08.25.14 at 2:26 pm }

MRS EADS: How would you lice a frozen ice ball,,,RIGHT IN THE KISSER? WINTER SUCKS.And I can’t move for a few years

185 LEN { 08.25.14 at 2:24 pm }

If I see LOL one more time I WILL BARF ALL OVER THIS SITE!

186 Virginia Mumford { 08.25.14 at 2:16 pm }

Why is it that the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State is never mentioned. We’re not even close to Seattle & only get the reports for western Washington on that side of Puget sound. Bremerton is mentioned on the Kitsap Peninsula but we’re 60 miles from Bremerton so the weather is totally different here. We would appreciate it a lot if the Sequim area was put on the map, even the weather people on TV don’t include our area! Come on reporters, let’s see reports & predictions for Sequim!!!

187 Farmers' Almanac Is Predicting A Snowy, Stinging Winter { 08.25.14 at 1:20 pm }

[…] Check out the entire 2014-2015 Winter prediction here! […]

188 Haven { 08.25.14 at 1:14 pm }

I’m from Alaska, my husband is from Florida, and we are currently living in Tennessee. I get excited when I see a forecast that might mean a bit of “true” winter for our area. Tn is usually gray and wet and ugly during the winter months. I’m ALWAYS dreaming of a White Christmas! :)

189 melisma321 { 08.25.14 at 12:56 pm }

We have experienced some very unusually cool days with very low humidity in Indianapolis, IN. So cool, nights dropped down to the 40’s and the trees started dropping leaves. My garden stopped growing! I don’t know about the acorns, or the woolly worm, but there was a hornet’s nest up in the tree about 12′ or so……

190 Brandon { 08.25.14 at 12:10 pm }

Oh and by the way, I root to be in the COLD! But I’d like to know what you think.

191 Brandon { 08.25.14 at 12:10 pm }

I’m not looking for a period by period forecast, I’d just like to know in general is Cleveland Ohio included in the very cold temperature area for this winter? You mention the near normal by the East Coast and I want to know if that extends into Ohio or is only for areas within 100-200 miles or so of the coast. So I’d appreciate if you’d let me know with at least a brief response.

192 Jessica S { 08.25.14 at 12:06 pm }

Well when u live in wisconsin your whole life I guess u r accustomed to the frigid temps and a crap ton of snow…last year was horrible but I guess we all survived up here so I say bring it on again!

193 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 11:55 am }

JillBalgie: The information on Alaska can be found on our web site here: http://farmersalmanac.com/weather-alaska/

194 tynypups { 08.25.14 at 11:54 am }

PS. if you have trees on your property, TRIM them now to avoid the broken branch’s and probable removable (costly) of said trees. All to many times in late September or early October, the front range has had incredible damage to buildings, landscaping, and cleanup taking years to dispose of the mess heavy blizzard snows cause.

195 Sharron { 08.25.14 at 11:49 am }

How about south Texas near Corpus Christi it has been so dry, just blowing sand.
How cold and wet will we be?????

196 tina { 08.25.14 at 11:36 am }

Omg..not again in western Maine!! Lol

197 tynypups { 08.25.14 at 11:35 am }

I have lived in Colorado (Denver) for 65 years and am 4th generation to do so, so what I tell you can be taken to the bank. Get out and prep your four wheelers, chain up, buy a winch and get ready for city wide shutdowns due to blizzards, about every couple of weeks, stock up on essentials, and settle in for a cold winter season. Why you ask? This summer has shown a pattern of what is to come, based on a lifetime of endurance and cussing when it hits, and it will! I only hope this present mayor will be ready this time and not repeat the mistakes of Pena, and divert or rob us of the funds set aside for such emergencies, We are watching. Good luck in the upcoming season, just be prepared and stock up so as to avoid the inevitable rush at the fueling and food stations. Hunker down and watch a collection of music, movies, or good books and don’t despair, as this to will pass in sort order.

198 Karen { 08.25.14 at 11:34 am }

Paulette in Florida you poor thing I feel really sorry you have to run your AC on Xmas Day NOT!!!!!i live in God forsaken border of N.Y. And Pennsylvania and we get bad weather . I love the heat and was born to the wrong people in the wrong part of the country. Wait till its15-degrees here in winter and appreciate the AC when your pushing that button ! I will be thinking of you Xmas Day!

199 Melissa { 08.25.14 at 11:28 am }

I agree with everyone else here in Florida, it has been unbearably hot now for so long, we didn’t have any colder weather here last winter, it has just been hot then hotter.
It is impossible to do anything outside without getting heatstroke.
I am moving a little further north, had enough of being stuck inside so long and paying high electric bills because of the A/C running almost continuously.
I understand too much snow is not fun either.

200 JillBalgie { 08.25.14 at 11:27 am }

Alaska?? Hawaii?

201 AuntPaat { 08.25.14 at 11:27 am }

I wish New Mexico wasn’t listed with Texas. Our weather is so very different. It’s more like Colorado.

202 JillBalgie { 08.25.14 at 11:26 am }

Where’s information about Alaska?

203 Lorraine Measor { 08.25.14 at 11:22 am }

To Paulette…..I wouldn’t complain if I were you……where I live(Canada) is usually in the -25C at Xmas time!

204 Lorraine Measor { 08.25.14 at 11:18 am }

What is the winter forecast for us “Snowbirds” in the Ocala area of Florida.??? Not really clear in the article above!

205 Farmers' Almanac releases 2015 winter forecast; where will the snow fall this season? - Freeskier { 08.25.14 at 11:14 am }

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206 paulette { 08.25.14 at 11:14 am }

Krystle D., I hear ya!!
I live in Florida, and I am so sick of having to run the air conditioning on Christmas Day! I know we’ll never get snow here, but gee whiz, can’t we get some colder weather here in December? Every November we get a cold snap, but then by Christmas it gets warm again. Really sucks.

207 Shane { 08.25.14 at 11:09 am }

Are there larger images of the forecasts available for embedding on our website? We’ll link back to this story of course.

208 butch wilson { 08.25.14 at 11:08 am }

what is first of march 2015 gonna be like in hampton ga. ( atlantamotorspeedway)

209 Pat G { 08.25.14 at 10:50 am }

In reading the Winter forecast above, I noticed it says the Southwest states should have near normal pecip, but then it states the Southwest states should have Below normal precip VALUES. What does that mean?

210 Denise Simpson { 08.25.14 at 10:23 am }

I’m thinking we’ll get snow here in California. I used to live in Lassen County and we could depend on every 4th or 5th year getting a ton of the white stuff. 2001; 2004; 2009 (a couple of blizzards like conditions). I used to also live in Sacramento County and was there for the bad El Nino around 1986 (we lost our car – it couldn’t swim). I moved to Toulumne County and have been accessing the weather patterns here. This is year five year – the acorns on the tree are dropping already and I’ve seen does with twins. Lowes just got in their snowplows. Wondering if I should invest in one….

211 Krystle D { 08.25.14 at 10:22 am }

WHY CAN’T TEXAS BE ANY COLDER? I am seriously DONE with this heat & wearing sleeveless on Thanksgiving/Christmas. When will it ever say we’re having a white winter for once? Geez! (and no, I am not moving, my family is all here in Texas.)

212 jen { 08.25.14 at 10:09 am }

New England- snow, snow, snow, cold, cold , freeze yup typical New England winter

213 jen { 08.25.14 at 10:08 am }

When doesn’t New England get a “snowy, cold and wet” winter!!?? lol SUCKS- I need to move somewhere WARM!

214 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 9:55 am }

Hi Gale, be sure to watch this link and sign up for long range weather predictions: http://farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/midwest-great-lakes-us/ Plus you’ll want to purchase an Almanac, in stores now!

215 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 9:52 am }

Hi Consuela, you should definitely purchase a Farmers’ Almanac; and keep your eyes on this section of our web site: http://farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/southeast-us/

216 RAY { 08.25.14 at 9:42 am }

Bring on the cold for Atlanta, this yankee loves it!!

217 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 9:42 am }

Hi Steele, we do! We you can purchase it digitally here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/peter-geiger/2015-farmers-almanac/ebook/product-21767718.html. Also stay tuned for an App you can purchase through iTunes later this year.

218 Kaitlin1992 { 08.25.14 at 9:41 am }

Here in West Virginia the 2013-2014 winter was brutal. It got well below 50 below here in the mountains. It hit in the end of October, like 5 feet of snow in a couple of hours here. Realy hoping and praying to to have no more winters like last year!

219 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 9:40 am }

Hi Brandon, You can check out what we predict for Cleveland in the Almanac, plus on our web site here: http://farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/midwest-great-lakes-us/

220 Gordy { 08.25.14 at 9:38 am }

Please people who are asking what there weather is going to be TRY READING THE ARTICAL !!!! OMG look at there map its there !!!! Why do you keep asking in this post ?

221 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 9:38 am }

Hi EDnVA
You can read our weather predictions for the upcoming winter here: http://farmersalmanac.com/weather/2014/08/24/2015-us-winter-forecast/. You can also check out our long-range weather forecasts on our web site here http://farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/ and we recommend you buying a copy of the 2015 Almanac, in stores now, or online here: http://store.farmersalmanac.com/staging/20090925001/c-10479.htm

222 Susan Higgins { 08.25.14 at 9:37 am }

Hi Gale,
You can read our weather predictions for the upcoming winter here: http://farmersalmanac.com/weather/2014/08/24/2015-us-winter-forecast/. You can also check out our long-range weather forecasts on our web site here http://farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/ and we recommend you buying a copy of the 2015 Almanac, in stores now, or online here: http://store.farmersalmanac.com/staging/20090925001/c-10479.htm

223 Bert { 08.25.14 at 9:25 am }

Time to get the wood chopped and piled in the Northeast Adirondacks…Helps defray the cost of heating oil. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

224 Consuela { 08.25.14 at 9:22 am }

How about Northern Virginia? Not quite south but I love winter…a heads up will be appreciated for my preparations :-)

225 L. J. { 08.25.14 at 9:20 am }

Regardless of the weather, we can’t change it so we need, instead, to find ways to embrace it! It is just good to be alive to experience.

226 Patrice Burek { 08.25.14 at 9:16 am }

Dear National Grid
Please be aware of the cold weather ahead and be prepared to have ample heating products to allow us to get through it without price gouging. Seriously…last year was enough with no warning and I haven’t seen the prices come down now that the demand is no longer there. One more price spike and many of us will be done.

227 sewblessed { 08.25.14 at 9:14 am }

I do so hope Alabama has a hearty winter! Being a northerner transplanted in the south, I miss a good cold winter!

228 Mrs Schrock { 08.25.14 at 9:09 am }

What is in store for central illinois this winter?

229 Tony { 08.25.14 at 9:05 am }

To my friend in Tampa.
I have lived here for 28 years and have never witnessed a summer like this. You are right!
I’m praying for an early fall and winter.
We have broke records numerous times. WHEW!
I’m with you.

230 andy813 { 08.25.14 at 8:56 am }

Wish it would get cold down here in tampa florida

231 E.Arsenault { 08.25.14 at 8:44 am }

Portland Maine on the coast predicted snowfall for this coming winter?

232 Bev { 08.25.14 at 8:40 am }

Not thrilled about another blustery cold winter in MO, but thanks for the heads up. Time to get the chainsaws all fired up.

233 gale { 08.25.14 at 8:31 am }

what is the weather going to be like for Kentucky

234 Ultimate Summer Killjoy | MyPheme { 08.25.14 at 5:00 am }

[…] these beautiful end of August weather days (at least here on the East Coast), out comes the dreaded 2015 Winter Forecast from the Farmers […]

235 Emmett McMahon { 08.25.14 at 3:45 am }

Southern California needs some rain, not all at the same time. A little bit each day for several days.

236 EDnVA { 08.25.14 at 1:41 am }

What will the weather hold for the Washington, D.C. metro area (Northern Virginia & Maryland) be?

237 Brandon { 08.25.14 at 1:32 am }

How cold do you think Cleveland Ohio will be, relative to normal? And when you say the East Coast will be near normal is that east of the Apps you mean?

238 Rae Foster { 08.25.14 at 12:23 am }

Mother Earth will do what is best for her. I am grateful to be a small micro specimen on this amazing planet. So stay warm & cozy, or migrate to a warmer climate for a few months. We are blessed with a lot of sunshine in Montana. It gets real cold, but we can grow produce in green houses with the suns warmth & wood stoves.

239 billybick1 { 08.24.14 at 11:41 pm }

Maryland don’t want another cold winter can’t stand it don’t have enough money for my heat

240 Elizabeth { 08.24.14 at 11:18 pm }

It’s about time. Colorado had a crappy winter last year. We need a good, strong winter.

241 snowangel78 { 08.24.14 at 10:39 pm }

Bring it on! Western NY can handle it again.

242 storm026 { 08.24.14 at 9:31 pm }

any hope for me in south central ND getting way above average snow? average snow is not enough for me. Thanks!

243 Deb { 08.24.14 at 8:19 pm }

What is the winter going to be in Sparks, Lovelock, Silver Springs and Gerlach Nevada been in a drought here for over 3 years?

244 Steele { 08.24.14 at 8:15 pm }

It would be wonderful if you offered the Almanac in a digital format.

245 lois durant { 08.24.14 at 8:11 pm }

hows the winter going to be in upper new york

246 Peter Kane { 08.24.14 at 7:00 pm }

I have found a trend that Weak El Niños do not bring that much snow. Why? Weak El Niños do not carry with them much precipitation to make it happen. Therefore, the snow is situated up in the northern, not the southern, part of the United States. The situation is different in a Moderate or Strong El Niño. The winter of 2009-2010, the last El Niño winter, the snow was situated in the southern part of the United States. The reason for that was the El Niño was a Moderate El Niño, which favored an active Southern Jet Stream. What I am trying to state is that not all El Niños are alike. It seems like the same person going in to a different costume each time or a same item coming in different packages.

247 Jessie rohrbaugh { 08.24.14 at 6:33 pm }

What’s the month of December 2014 gonna be for Missouri and west virgina

248 Princess Khalid { 08.24.14 at 6:00 pm }

Can you give more insight for the weather in NY/NJ?

249 Ken barlow { 08.24.14 at 4:54 pm }

Wow, so it’s gonna be nasty. Unless it isn’t, because of El Niño. So, we predict it will be nasty unless it isn’t in which case it won’t be nasty we predicted it wouldn’t be also, then too.

250 Larendale { 08.24.14 at 3:37 pm }

Looks like a snowy winter in the Mid Atlantic. Woo hoo!!!

251 Lilly Eads { 08.24.14 at 2:42 pm }

Better get ready gonna be A long one. Im gonna LOVE IT

252 MRS.EADS { 08.24.14 at 2:39 pm }

Cant wait LOVE THE WINTER

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