Is Illinois’ 2022 Long-Range Winter Forecast Still a Cold, Snowy Mess?
Well, Christmas has come and gone and we never saw any snow. Now New Years' weekend is coming and all signs are pointing to the Stateline area's first round of major snow. I for one am really looking forward to finally seeing some snow, but I can't help but wonder, what kind of cold mess is truly in store for us this Winter?
The Old Farmer's Almanac Predictions for Winter 2021/2022 in Rockford
Let's take a look back at the predictions The Old Farmer's Almanac made for the Fall and Winter of 2021/2022 back in August to see if they were actually on point...
"September and October will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west".
September and October were only a few months ago, but I don't really remember it being cooler than normal, do you?
Let's move on to this winter's predictions. The Old Farmer's Almanac is calling the Winter of 2021/2022 the "Season of Shivers" for the entire United States. Doesn't sound good, does it? Now let's zero in on the Midwest area.
The good news for snow haters? It doesn't look like The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a lot of snow for our area this Winter. The bad news for all? They are predicting "cold, dry" conditions for the Stateline area...
Anyone else kind of bummed by those predictions?
If winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are your jam, you'll probably have to head North to do them this Winter. This list should help you choose where to go...