By: Adam McManus
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it appears that the winter will be colder and slightly wetter than normal; snowfall also may be above average. In the spring, April and May is predicted to be warmer and drier than normal.
Please see details below for the Winter of 2015, including January, February & March:
JANUARY 2015: temperature 31A(avg.); precipitation 2a3 (1.5a3 below avg.)
Farmeras Almanac stated that the temperature would be very cold the first few days; however, Wunderground.com reported that the temperatures were warmer than the Almanac predicted during the first week; the second week was much colder than forecasted.
The remainder of the month has been frequently below the average temperature of 31A, as predicted by the almanac.
FEBRUARY 2015: temperature 33A (1A below avg.); precip 2.5a (.5a below avg.).
The Almanac predicts a mixture of rain and snow with some sunny days throughout the month of February. A snow storm is predicted in the first week; as long as we avoid another asnowpocalypsea, it looks like we may have an average February.
MARCH 2015: temperature 41A (3A below avg.); precip 5a ( 1a above avg.).
According to the Almanac, the first few days may be sunny and cold. The second and third weeks are predicted to be rainy and cool and the end of the month appears to be wet and cool. If it is wet all month, the exterior building restoration projects may not be getting off to the quick start we hope for.
The coldest periods were predicted for late December and early and mid-January. The snowiest periods were predicted to be in mid and late December, mid-January, and early to mid-February. Details for the spring months of 2015 will be released in the March Newsletter.