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Predictions for winter...

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I've been hearing some rumors going around (around) that this is going to be warm winter and not that much precipitation. That was the last thing I was hoping for. Just starting this thread to see what you guys have heard. (please prove the rumors wrong!)
post #2 of 27
I've heard the opposite.  The trees started turning sooner this year, the ole Farmers Almanac says cold and snowy and given the wet and mild summer we had in CO this year, I'm praying that your rumor is a bad one.
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Whew, now that's what l wanted to hear! Here in Idaho we had a moderate summer but a pretty warm fall but it dropped like 20-30 degrees in one week. Hope for the best!
post #4 of 27
I also had a look at the old farmer's almanac recently and it says cold and snowy for the Pacific Northwest. You can check your region here: http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange. Looks like it should be dumping uncle freshies in the BC interior and coastals in Jan and Feb this season. Fingers crossed they get this one right.
post #5 of 27
They have colder than normal, but less than normal precipitation for the North East. About the same for here in PA. Hopefully they got the cold part right, really hoping for snow.
post #6 of 27
6 degrees below average with average snowfall. of course their predictions for october were 7ish degrees above, so we can hope for a cooler winter? (:
Snow in April!!
soo im thinking they should open up the resorts for that.
post #7 of 27
 I haven't checked any almanacs but I know that we have already had about 3 or 4 snow storms here at the Air Force Academy with one all the way back in September which is very unusual. Not to mention we are supposed to have near blizzard conditions for the next two days. Thats in comparison to not even getting our first snow till about the 26th of Oct last year let alone a major storm. We also had an unusually wet summer this year. I am hoping that all these add up to an awesome ski season this year.

    
post #8 of 27
where do you ski that april snow is rare?

if i could choose one month to ski every day every year it would be april without hesitation.

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6 degrees below average with average snowfall. of course their predictions for october were 7ish degrees above, so we can hope for a cooler winter? (:
Snow in April!!
soo im thinking they should open up the resorts for that.
post #9 of 27
 I heard from some of my "environmentalist" friends that it is going to be an  El Niño year. That being said I'm still planning to buy a seasons pass.
post #10 of 27
Is there a correlation between environmentalists and woolly bears?

I know there is between woolly bears and the farmer's almanac. Both are for entertainment purposes only.
post #11 of 27
midwest area.

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where do you ski that april snow is rare?

if i could choose one month to ski every day every year it would be april without hesitation.



 
post #12 of 27
If you are going to Utah, End of deember - January. I assure you there will be no new snow. How do I know? I spent 3 weeks, 2 trips out west last year. didn't snow once. JHMR, GT, UT and CO... I'll be there during that time, so bring your carving skis. That's my prediciton.
post #13 of 27
Wow, I thught I got skunked last March in Utah. Didn't snow a flake the 5 days I ws there. Left March 23 and it started snowing and I think they picked up over 200 inches addition snow before closing. Its all timing. Sometimes you hit it right and unfortunately you miss it.
post #14 of 27
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Is there a correlation between environmentalists and woolly bears?

I know there is between woolly bears and the farmer's almanac. Both are for entertainment purposes only.

 
Very true, if they can't predict the next 5 days of forecast correctly then I doubt they can predict what will happen over a span of 5 months. Just picked up two seasons passes today (one for my father one for me) for under the price of one.
post #15 of 27
Somewhere I have heard something about when there is an abundance of acorns that it will be a good (for skiers) winter. If this holds true the Northeast we should be in for a good year as you need a hardhat to walk in my backyard right now. It is raining acorns!
post #16 of 27
Weather Folklore is accurate in short term forecasting. Not so much in long range models,but then no one else is either.
post #17 of 27
The acorn thing must be true all up and down the east coast----acorns cover the ground (south eastern US) under my white oaks in the front yard---I've got my finger crossed.
post #18 of 27
The squirrels are going nuts around my house! When they're really active it seems like we're usually in for a good winter.
post #19 of 27
The local tribes are saying it will be a cold winter around here, everybody else is cutting lots of firewood.
post #20 of 27
Acorns all over in North Central PA too
post #21 of 27
Today's temperatures in southwest Missouri were 15 degrees below normal, our summer was wet and very mild...who knows. I know I'm jealous of all the snow to the west of here...
post #22 of 27


I'm prediciting a much cooler and colder winter this year than last, meaning that i think temps will average 10 degrees colder.

Not to go conspiracy global warming hijack, but its been reported the sun has backed off its intensity lately and i think this fall and early winter are the results. that's what i base my theory on and think winter will also reap those rewards.

Cant say which party of the US mounatins will get the best of that pnw, co/ut, widwest or ne; but i expect that whichever mountain is in the winter storm patterns will be having great and possible record snows because of that.

looks like co/ut so far, but its still so early. the ne got an near miss already. who's to say that's not a sign of things to come.

post #23 of 27
The border collie's gave a mixed prediction.  One of them started blowing his coat two months ago.  The other was a month later.   The early one might have had it right.  We have already had lows of 6 degrees and have had light snow several times.  Hopefully it will continue.
post #24 of 27
I want a good old fashioned asskicking New England winter!
post #25 of 27
Around here the retirees are heading to their winter homes in Florida and Arizona a couple weeks earlier than normal so I'm expecting more snow than normal.
post #26 of 27
That just means it's below 60.

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Around here the retirees are heading to their winter homes in Florida and Arizona a couple weeks earlier than normal so I'm expecting more snow than normal.
post #27 of 27
just wanted to reiterate my prediction was correct. ICKY!!!! poor cover, ~50" base here in UT with rocks showing everywhere. and for the 3 weeks I've been here, its snowed a total of 3 times for roughly 10" inches total.... wow.

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If you are going to Utah, End of deember - January. I assure you there will be no new snow. How do I know? I spent 3 weeks, 2 trips out west last year. didn't snow once. JHMR, GT, UT and CO... I'll be there during that time, so bring your carving skis. That's my prediciton.
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