Is Winter Going To Get Worse Before It’s Over In New York State?
Winter has been BRUTAL in New York State and according to the Farmer's Almanac, it might get worse before it gets better. According to Syracuse.com, there are two storms that could dump more snow on upstate New York. The first will take place on Monday, February 26, 2023.
Current forecasts show it dropping 6 inches or more of snow roughly east of I-81, with a mix to the west. The line between heavy snow and rain could be narrow, so forecasts are still fuzzy.
The second storm could hit later this week.
In Buffalo, where I live, we just had an unbearable ice storm. We've also had two horrible snowstorms - one in November, and one in December. In November it was a lake-effect snowstorm. In December, the deadly blizzard that killed at least 46 people in Western New York, was caused by a cyclone bomb brought on by winter storm Elliott.
The Farmer's Almanac Predicts Massive Snowfall In February
A few months ago the Farmer's Almanac predicted that winter in the Northeast was going to be bone-chilling this year. It certainly had that prediction right. Temperatures dropped into the negatives during the recent blizzard, due to the wind chill. Looking at what the Almanac says we have in store for the rest of February and possibly early March, it looks like we might have actually made it through the worst of winter.
The Almanac divides New York State into three different regions, but they all predict the coldest and snowiest periods this winter were in January and February.
The North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region and Mid-Hudson fall into what the Almanac calls the Northeast.
Winter temperatures will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south. The coldest periods will be in early and late January and late February. Precipitation will be above normal. Snowfall will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December and the first half of January.
The lower portion of Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island are considered the Atlantic Corridor by the Almanac. There may be a bit more sting left in these last few days of February and early March, but most of the damage was predicted in January and earlier in February.
Winter temperatures will be below normal, while precipitation and snowfall will be above normal. The coldest periods will be in early December, early and late January, and most of February. The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-January, late January, and late February.
Central New York, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and Western New York are considered the Appalachian region by the Almanac.
Winter will be colder than normal, with near-normal precipitation and above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be early December, late January, and mid- to late February. The snowiest periods will be in early and late January and in February in the south.
Even though the Almanac predicted a rough start to the year, it looks like that's where the predictions were centered. Hopefully, once we get through these last couple of days of February and the first few days of March, we'll experience milder weather. Cross your fingers!