The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014 Weather Predictions


| 10/1/2013 11:00:00 AM


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A photo of the author, Caleb ReganAt the time of this writing, mornings in my part of Kansas bring with them a cool, crisp autumn air that most days necessitates a light jacket for a.m. chores, and by the time I get to the office, the temperature is somewhere around 60 degrees. It changes slightly day by day, much more noticeable week to week, and the days no doubt are getting shorter. Won’t be long now until our pellet stove is cranked, heating our main floor and living area and providing a comfortable flickering glow as we sit nearby and admire. With the arrival of the 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac in the mail the other day, I had to take a closer look at the weather forecast ahead and what their 2014 weather predictions indicate.

Winter 2013-2014 Weather Prediction

Generally speaking, the folks at The Old Farmer’s Almanac are calling for the 2013-2014 winter – November 2013 through March 2014 – to bring with it below average temperatures and above average snowfall. Three exceptions and areas where they’re calling for mild temperatures with above average snowfall are northern New England; northern Minnesota and Wisconsin down through central Indiana (mild and dry in parts of Indiana and Illinois); and northern California and southern Oregon east through most of Utah and west-central Colorado. Central Colorado down through parts of Texas are also predicted to see mild, dry conditions.

Winter conditions in 2013-2014 for the southern part of the heartland are expected to be snowy, and above average precipitation is expected from Boston down to Atlanta and in the southern part of Florida.

Come summer 2014, Florida may need all the precipitation it can get, though, because dryer than average spring conditions across much of the nation could result in drought conditions for southern Florida; New England through the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest region; Texas west into the Desert Southwest; and the northern part of the North Pacific. Most other regions should expect near average precipitation, and spring and summer across the nation will bring above average temperatures nearly everywhere.

Summer 2014 Weather Prediction

anet
2/12/2014 8:55:51 AM

I'm in the snow mild for winter and it's been one of the coldest winters on record. Prediction WAY off.


calebdregan
10/3/2013 10:10:17 AM

Low of 70s through the night right now around here, Dave, upper 80s forecast for tomorrow afternoon. I'm ready for a little more chill – it's too warm to hang deer around here! I really shouldn't complain though, it's completely pleasant. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple weeks as well!


nebraskadave
10/2/2013 7:31:31 PM

Caleb, I'm in the cold and snowy region for the winter and the hot and wet region for the summer. I better get the snow blower ready for the winter huh and plant wet weather crops for the summer. :0). That's Ok because I'm glad to get moisture as long as it's not flooding moisture. I hope to see you in a couple weeks at the Mother Earth News Fair. Have a great fall weather predicting day.





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