- A snowstorm will hit 12 states in the United States starting Sunday night.
- Two meteorological phenomena have been forming in the Midwest and Northeast of the country.
- Residents will have to deal with very low temperatures and lots of snow.
A snowstorm will hit 12 states in the United States starting Sunday night that will last until Wednesday or Thursday of next week, according to meteorologists. So residents will have to deal with very low temperatures and a lot of snow.
Just weeks before Christmas, two meteorological phenomena have been forming in the Midwest and Northeast of the country. Although experts anticipate that they will not be too intense, people can expect a lot of snow, wind, rain, and very low temperatures capable of ruining anyone’s plans for several days.
Snowstorm to hit 12 US states
The first of the two systems is already bringing snow, “from the upper Midwest into parts of northeastern and southern Canada,” experts say, according to El Canal del Clima. Because of this, authorities have issued alerts for heavy snowfall and gusty winds for the entire area from Montana to Michigan.
They also call for extra caution in Wyoming and the Dakotas. “Heavy snowfalls are expected that will make travel dangerous in these areas, mainly along the Canadian border,” the report says. “Damaging wind gusts are also expected in parts of Wyoming, the Dakotas, and parts of the upper Midwest where high wind watches and warnings are in effect,” they added.
Potentially dangerous weather system
Meteorologists also warned of strong winds throughout the weekend in the northern part of the US. They said that the temperatures will drop significantly at the beginning of the week. “On Monday, cold air will flow over the Great Lakes, creating lake-effect snow bands across much of Michigan, western New York, and western Pennsylvania throughout the day,” they warned.
They expect this first system to bring rain on Monday and then bring snow to northern Maine. In adverse weather, it is important to note that traveling on wet or snow-covered roads or tracks could pose a serious hazard to drivers.
The second hazardous weather system
Regarding the second system, meteorologists from The Weather Channel expect it to last until Thursday. Also, although the data is still imprecise, they predict a wintry mix for Tuesday, especially in some areas of North Dakota and South Dakota, to the south from Minnesota, and north to Iowa.
By Tuesday night, the rain and snow, “will spread from the lower Ohio Valley northeast to parts of Ohio, southern Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.” This same meteorological system will cause rains further south and along the entire mid-Atlantic coast.
Everything can change from one moment to the next
Meteorologists have stated that the La Niña phenomenon this year will cause uncertainty in their climate predictions. Everything can change from one moment to the next, experts from The Weather Channel confirm. Still, it is important that citizens in these states keep an eye on the forecasts.
So far, the states that need to keep an eye out for snow, wind, rain, and very low temperatures are New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota , Minnesota, and Iowa.
Terrible winter prediction for the USA
The Old Farmer’s Almanac offers the first winter predictions for the year. This almanac has been publishing its winter predictions since 1792, and is one of the most popular in the country, according to Snow Places. This almanac’s predictions have been right many times over the years. So you can see what they say about what this new season of snowfall and cold will be like and take necessary precautions.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac uses secret formulas combined with modern science to make its famous predictions about the weather in the United States and Canada. Every year, says what to expect during the winter. This time, it predicts that the cold season will be worse than ever. Apparently, this year, the United States can expect cold, snowfall, and winter storms so be prepared.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac and its predictions
The secret formulas The Old Farmer’s Almanac uses to predict what winter will be like each year were released to find out why they are so effective. They apparently use three scientific disciplines—solar science, climatology, and meteorology.
The study of sunspots and other solar events, the study of prevailing weather patterns, and the study of the atmosphere combine to make their forecasts so effective. They compare historical weather patterns and conditions with current solar activities.
What is expected for this winter season?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac has made its forecast for the United States this year. It confirms that recent trends in moderate temperatures will dominate the eastern and northern zones this winter. There will be below normal temperatures in the western part of the country.
“The lower-than-normal temperatures will be confined primarily to the western states and northeastern New England. Specifically, winter will be colder than normal in Maine; the Intermountain, Desert Southwest and Pacific Southwest regions; and eastern Hawaii and above normal elsewhere,” the almanac states.
Also, the almanac forecasts somewhat below normal rainfall from the Delmarva Peninsula to North Carolina. The rain combined with the intense cold is cause for concern in these states. Residents should heed the warning.
“Snowfall will be more abundant than average in the Northeast, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, High Plains, and northern Alaska and a little below normal in most other areas that receive snow,” states the Old Farmer’s Almanac in its predictions for this winter.
Winter season prediction: Canada has been warned
For the 2021 winter season, “severe winter temperatures are forecast with values below normal in most of the country,” the almanac states. But the opposite will happen in the Canadian Atlantic, which will have above normal temperatures.
Canada will also experience above-normal rains and increased snowfall: “The areas from Alberta east to Quebec must prepare for a train of snow storms” accompanied by winter storms.