Yakima’s 2016-17 Winter Prediction from Farmer’s Almanac
Now that the 100+ degree temperatures seem to be behind us and we're starting to see Halloween candy on shelves, it's time for the fall and winter months to hit us sooner than later. Farmer's Almanac predicts the weather a year in advance. What kind of winter will Yakima be faced with this year?
As it turns out, it shouldn't be as bad as it was last year.
Winter temperatures will be above normal, with precipitation a bit below normal. The coldest periods will be in early and mid- to late December and mid- to late January. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in late November, early and mid-December, and mid-January.
via Farmer's Almanac
So, there you have it. With temperatures above normal, maybe the snow won't stick around as much as it did last year. Looks we'll have normal snow which is great news for skiers and snowboarders, but not so good if you drive a delivery truck.
All in all, a very typical winter in the Yakima Valley.
Read more from the Farmer's Almanac.