Based on the unexpected events of this past year, it’s hard to know what to predict about anything anymore. It’s difficult to make plans or even imagine future scenarios when we have no idea what things will be like a month–or even a week–from now! Unfortunately, as we all know, even weather forecasts can be unpredictable, but sources such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac have been attempting long range weather forecasts for over 200 years with a fairly good track record. So, let’s hear what they have to say about what is left of winter 2021.
With a history of 80% accuracy, The Old Farmer’s Almanac offers the following predictions for the rest of winter 2021:
Their map shows southeastern Michigan (and surrounding areas) as having a winter that is “more wet…than white,” and a more mild winter than years past is predicted for much of the country.
When more specifically looking at the Great Lakes region, The Old Farmer’s Almanac states:
“Winter temperatures will be much above normal, on average, despite cold periods in early and mid-December, from late December into early January, in early to mid-January, and in late January. Precipitation will be near normal. Snowfall will be below normal in most areas, with the snowiest periods in early and mid-December, mid- to late February, and early to mid-March. “
It looks like we may not have another polar vortex on our hands this year, but we do still have some snow coming. Are you a winter lover? Or do you like to hibernate until spring?
Even without a forecast of super frigid temperatures, it is still important to make sure that our homes are prepared to protect us from the chill and for any unexpected weather surprises. For more information about preparing your home for cold weather, contact us at Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical!