According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the forecast for the United States is more snow. In the warmer climes, it is going to be anywhere from pleasant to mild and/or windy and wet. The same applies to the predictions of The Farmer’s Almanac. The coming trend both see is for a slow start for spring in many sections of the United States. They predict a never-ending winter of snow and cold until as late as April in the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England. The Ohio alley and the Appalachians are in for a rough wintry ride until April. So, if you follow their logic, it is a good idea not to put your shovels away or your garden tractor with its snow plow anytime soon.
However, official weather sites, while not into providing predictive weather forecasts for the long-term, have engaged in what they refer to as “experimental” weather forecasting for 2020. They have provided a map forecast of weather trends for both Canada and the United States. The National Weather Service for the United States notes the following trends for the rest of winter. These include above-average temperatures on the West Coast and following a curve inland as well as below-average temperatures for the Midwest and states close to the Canadian border. The NOAA is less firm about the amount of precipitation the New England area will receive. They believe it is fifty/fifty, although they do agree on the amount of precipitation in the Ohio area and along the border stretching from Lake Erie and to just inside the Washington State border nay receive above-average precipitation.
For spring, the National Weather Service finds a warming trend. Temperatures will be above average for most of the country. The exceptions are states close to the Canadian border such as Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The amount of precipitation they receive could go either way.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac does not agree when it comes to the Upper Midwest. They believe the precipitation will be average while the temperature is going to be below average.
The National Weather Service for the United States notes the following trends for the rest of summer. While they are unwilling to commit to a fifty/fifty chance the amount of precipitation will swing either way for most of the United States, they do believe the amounts will remain low on parts of the West Coast and high on sections of the East Coast. They also generally find the temperatures across the country will rise above average. However, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, they find the summer to be both hotter and rainier than the norm. They also think the trend will continue into fall. A sentiment echoed by
Weather Trends for 2020
Depending upon the source, the weather trends for 2020 can vary substantially. Overall, as even meteorologists state, the weather is not so easy to predict accurately into the future. Various factors influence whether it will rain or the sun will shine. No matter whether you rely on a sophisticated weather app or a report incorporated into a television broadcast, where ever you live in North America, the weather, on some days, seems to mock even the most detailed and scientifically proven data.