New Jersey: Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Brutal Winter
We really lucked out last year. I’m talking about winter weather. Actually, the past few years have brought mild winters to the New Jersey area. Does that mean this winter will also be tame? The Farmer’s Almanac has come out with its New Jersey Farmer’s Almanac predictions for the 2023-2024 winter season.
In general, the Farmer’s Almanac is giving hope to those who love outdoor winter activities that require the snow and cold. I’m not one of those people, but if you are, good for you. Looking at winter trends across the U.S., the Farmer’s Almanac says to expect a cold winter season. “After a warm winter anomaly last year, traditional cool temperatures and snowy weather conditions will return to the contiguous United States,” they explain. They also warn of an early winter surge in December, much like what happened last year around the holidays.
New Jersey Farmer’s Almanac predictions
New Jersey follows the trends of the U.S. when it comes to colder weather this year. The Almanac states, “December 2023 is forecast to start out quite stormy. Our extended weather forecast calls for some blizzard conditions blowing snow into areas over northern New England, the North Central States, and northern and central areas of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.” It adds, “For those of you living along the I-95 corridor from Washington to Boston, who saw a lack of wintry precipitation last winter, you should experience quite the opposite, with lots of rain/sleet and snowstorms to contend with.”
Getting down to specifics, the Farmer’s Almanac also predicts a big storm the second week of January in the Pacific Coast and Eastern States. They also predict, “An East Coast storm affecting the Northeast and New England states will bring snowfall, cold rain and then frigid temperatures, during the second week of February.” Find the full study here. At least it’s still summer and lake season, so we don’t have to worry about the cold for a while. Check out some fun things to do at the lake below.