Where’s All the Snow?


Jenna Ranney

With January passing by and February creeping up, the big question we’re all asking is when will the snow come? Seniors need all the snow to get the breaks needed with senioritis taking control, and many just need a break from high school. We’ve heard it’s going to be a bad winter, so where’s all the snow?

The changing climates all over the world are causing the seasons to shift. When we would normally start seeing snow and ice is shifted to February and March. Although it is not as cold now, come February, The Farmers Almanac suggests a “colder-than-normal” winter using different factors to calculate probabilities, which also includes abundant snowfall because of how wet this winter will be. The Framers’ Almanac uses a long-range mathematical and astronomical formula developed in 1818. This is predicted because of an Artic cold front that produce harsh winds, drops in temperature, and widespread snowfalls. As for the northeast, the temperature is expected to be hovering between freezing or just above which means either snow, or freezing rain because of the increased precipitation levels.

Not only is February bringing lots of weather, but so is March. It is predicted that March will be unusually stormy which will bring snow, ice, and sleet due to the harsh and cold conditions. A potential east coast storm that will hold a lot of wintery precipitation, pushing back winter even farther. With a decrease in solar activity, there will be a higher chance of snow to come.

Although some say temperatures will be above average, there will still be plenty of precipitation that could bring ice and sleet. A weak El Nino will stop cold temperatures from lingering in some areas of the U.S, but as for the northern states, the temperatures are expected to be very cold.

It is very hard to predict weather this far in advance, but be prepared for a harsh winter with lots of weather (and maybe lots of break from school).