Friday, September 14

Long-Range Weather Forecasts

I usually buy the Farmer's Almanac to get weather predictions and facts for the upcoming year. This year, the Almanac, not to be confused with the Farmer's Almanac, is providing all of the information on line. AND they have predicted 2008 to be the hottest year in this century. But the Farmer's Almanac predicts lots of snow and rain for a good portion of the country, mainly the upper Northeast ( of course ). Mild for our Rocky region. Bummer dude.

From Farmers Almanac: (Est. 1818)
For the western half of the country - mainly those areas west of the Mississippi – the overall winter will be milder than normal, with near or below normal precipitation. Quite a change from last year, when cold and stormy weather came blasting.

From the Almanac: (Est. 1792)
Predication includes a warmer-than-average winter in much of the country. Believers can look for below-average snowfall, except for a narrow swath extending from northeast Texas to northern New England.

ALSO: Here is the December forecast around the due date of Baby G.
Don’t discount Colorado, however. With 54 peaks above 14,000 feet, and an annual average of about 300 inches of snow, even a mild winter in this skier’s Mecca makes for some pretty good skiing. Look for heavy snowfall during the second week of December, and over Christmas, followed by a series of lighter snow showers throughout January and February. Cold mountain temperatures mean the Rockies should stay white for most of the season.

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