Ohio Valley Winter Weather Predictions 2018-2019
We aren't even in to Pumpkin Spice season yet, but everybody wants to know what this Winter's weather will be like!
I decided to do a little digging, I mean, shoveling, to see what the official weather sources have predicted for the Tri-State. These are my findings:
First of all, unless you are an actual Meteorologist, good luck trying to read the predictions from the National Weather Service! Here's an example:
ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE FAVORED FOR MUCH OF THE CONUS AND ALASKA DURING
ASO WITH THE HIGHEST PROBABILITIES FORECAST FROM THE FOUR CORNERS REGION TO THE
INTERIOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST BASED ON GOOD AGREEMENT AMONG TOOLS INCLUDING A
STRONG DECADAL SIGNAL.
I'm going to be honest, I'm not sure what half of these words mean. This probably explains why Weather Forecasting is a Science!
But, when will we see snow??
EL NINO PRECIPITATION COMPOSITES WERE RELIED UPON IN THE OUTLOOKS DURING THE
WINTER SEASONS WHEN ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITATION BECOMES MORE LIKELY ACROSS THE
SOUTHWEST, SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS, GULF COAST STATES, AND SOUTHEAST.
Well, again, I have no idea! So, I decided to check the fail-safe, "Weather for Dummies" AKA The Old Farmer's Almanac.
ANNUAL WEATHER SUMMARY: NOVEMBER 2018 TO OCTOBER 2019
Winter will be warmer than normal, with above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, late January, and early February. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-December and early February. April and May will be warmer than normal, with near-normal rainfall. Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in late June, early and mid-July, and mid-August. September and October will be slightly drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
So, it looks like mid-December will be a nice time for a Florida vacation!