Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, and Snowzilla are all words used to describe horrific winters in recent years. For 225 years (founded in 1792), the Farmers' Almanac has been forecasting the weather with amazing accuracy that will help you prepare for the next one.
North America enjoyed a historically mild winter last year to the elation of many cities and homeowners alike. However, many fear that this lucky break may not extend to this year and may have had unintended consequences.
Snow blowers that were gassed, but hadn't been used may be gummed-up. Snow melt products that weren't used and since refreshed may be hardened and less effective. Drivers that haven't navigated snow-covered roads will be out of practice this year. All these things can add-up to create conditions for the perfect storm.
United States Winter Outlook
This winter's forecast is expected to be much colder than last year, but not record-breaking lows.