With the caveat that it's Iowa, and we know the weather is never predictable, there is reason to be optimistic about our upcoming winter, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. I learned a couple years ago from our local weather people to never trust a forecast more than two days in advance come winter, but here we go.

These predictions were posted by Only in Your State and the Old Farmer's Almanac.

  • Expect a milder winter, temperature-wise, but the trade-off will be more precipitation than usual. I'd rather have colder temps than a lot of snow.
  • The bulk of snow will happen in mid-November and the second half of December
  • We can expect a "break" from the snow in January before it returns in February. (Can we really ever count on a "break" in winter though?)
  • On another note, I learned from the Old Farmer's Almanac that we can expect the first fall freeze to occur on October 6. Yay.

So, basically, the weather this winter will be as predictable as ever: not very. Enjoy the rest of your summer and fall, because we know what's coming next!

[Via Only in Your State, Old Farmers' Almanac]