What’s In Store For Winter 2020-2021?
Since 2020 has lasted about fourteen years, you might have a little trouble remembering what the winter of 2019-2020 was like. I'm a huge fan of winter (fall and winter are far superior to spring and summer, fight me), so I was very disappointed when it was a mild winter. I was looking forward to spending my first winter in my home in Barnegat, ready to shovel the driveway and sidewalk and take my daughter sledding...but I literally never took the shovel out of the shed.
I know it might be an unpopular opinion, but I'm hoping to actually get a few snowstorms this season. Here's what some of the experts are predicting.
AccuWeather says we can expect an "early season chill", but a rise in temperatures and decrease in snowfall as the calendar flips to 2021. Nor'easters and snowstorms could hit in February or March, but snow totals are still expected to be less than average.
I was unaware that there are rival "farmer's almanacs", but apparently there is a "Farmers' Almanac" and an "Old Farmer’s Almanac", and they are not in agreement when it comes to winter weather.
The Farmers' Almanac says there is "a possibility of a blizzard hitting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states during the second week of February" that could bring one to two feet of snow from Washington, DC to Boston.
The Old Farmer's Almanac, however, says the warming trend will continue, and we'll have a winter with not a lot of snow.
Both of the Almanacs are notorious for being nonsense, so take what either or both of them say with a grain of salt. And yes, we're obviously a few months away from winter anyway, so things could change. Based on how 2020 has gone so far, I wouldn't be shocked to have temps in the 90s for Christmas, then nine feet of snow for New Years.