Ready to ski yet?
Well, we’re past June 21st, so the days are getting shorter. In fact, during the weather forecast this morning, they said we just turned a corner and it’ll basically be getting cooler from now on until the end of February. The snow will be here before you know it! We’re getting there.
Here’s this year’s report or weather forecast for the 2014-15 ski season:
2014 -2015 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction From The Weather Centre (unofficialnetworks.com)
I just hope it’s not as cold as last season… wow, that was something.
- 2015 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction From LiveWeatherBlogs.com (unofficialnetworks.com)
- 2014 – 2015 El Niño Winter Snow Predictions From NOAA (unofficialnetworks.com)
Something else I found:
The National Weather Service, however, is calling for above-average temperatures across the northern Rockies, Plains and Midwest states, including Chicago, over the November-to-January period.
So maybe we won’t be freezing our feet off. As long as it’s cold enough to make snow, that’s fine with me!
20 Signs of a Snowy Winter in 2015 (unofficialnetworks.com)
They think it’ll be kind of harsh… which means lots of snow!
The Farmer’s Almanac is saying cold and snow but a warmer summer following the winter:
Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer (hosted.ap.org)
Snow in mid-December and February!
More from the Farmer’s Almanac
This is from here:
Farmers’ Almanac 2015 Winter Weather Prediction | Forecast (unofficialnetworks.com)
The Farmers’ Almanac has just released their 2015 Winter Weather Forecast for the United States and Canada. The publication is forecasting that three-quarters of the United States will see below-average temperatures this winter with average or above average snowfall. According to their forecast, the Northeast will see a “wintery” winter with ample amounts of snowfall.
Here’s the Farmer’s Almanac article:
More Shivery And Shovelry! Read Our 2015 Winter Forecast (farmersalmanac.com)
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.
And then watch out for the fake winter predictions… they’re out there:
Record-shattering snow this winter? Don’t fall for it (washingtonpost.com)
The same satire Web site that announced Betty White dyed (her hair) last week, now proclaims epic snows will bury the U.S. this winter.
“As of 9:00AM, the Empire News hoax has nearly 400,000 shares on Facebook despite the fact that the social media site added a giant “SATIRE” label to the article,” writes Dennis Mersereau at Gawker’s weather blog, The Vane.
I think this is the only one I’ve seen so far where they’re saying it’ll be warmer and drier… I’m not buying it:
Prediction calls for warmer, drier winter (channel3000.com)
Yet one more update:
Is El Nino Still Coming By The 2014-15 Winter? (firsthandweather.com)
For Wisconsin, they’re saying well below average temps and average snowfall.
Yeah, it sounds like it’ll be as cold as last year but the average snowfall part is good to hear. What I suggest is, when (if) it’s still bearable in December, get out and enjoy skiing early before it gets so cold you don’t want to go. Get out there early!!
Salon.com says the polar vortex is on its way back:
Get some warm clothes, stock up on hand and foot heaters and bundle up. Make sure you eat well and hydrate, too.
Well, the prediction was: “For the Midwest and Great Lakes: A slightly cooler than normal winter with around average precipitation is currently favored. Low confidence. Snowfall is projected to be below normal.”
That’s what it was. We had lots of snow at the end of November but then not much in December. Temps in December were somewhat mild. January was mostly mild, too. February was cold (very cold for a few weeks). By Cascade, we never even got one, good blizzard. Chicago had a couple of them. Up in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan), there was little to no frost (versus the previous season that had frost 8 feet deep), so their snow in March didn’t last long and was melting from the ground up.
March was very warm after the first week. We saw temps in the 60s and 70s for a few days, which killed the snow.
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