Yakima’s 2018-19 Winter Prediction from Farmer’s Almanac
The Old Farmer's Almanac has been a source for weather prediction for decades now. And, to it's advantage, it's been mostly right. It may have a bit of 'zodiac' luck to it by being vague, but still a nice insight to what we have to look forward to. Here's what they predict about our weather for this coming 2018-2019 winter season.
This winter, we expect to see above-normal temperatures almost everywhere in the United States, except in the Southwest, where we’re predicting a colder-than-normal season. Our milder-than-normal forecast is due to a decrease in solar activity and the expected arrival of a weak El Niño, which will prevent cold air masses from lingering in the North.
Interesting to hear how we're set to have a mild, yet snowy winter (not uncommon for Yakima) but it's set to get pretty cold in the south near the southern tip of Nevada/Arizona area.
Though they can't pinpoint per city, they can predict by region. We're in what they call intermountain being between the Cascade Mountains and Rocky Mountains. In our region, which spans from here through Salt Lake to Grand Junction, Colorado and stretches as far south as Flagstaff, Arizona, the almanac predicts a typical winter for us. Snowiest may be late November, late December and early January through early March with early next year being a bit colder than normal. Something to keep in mind.
See more about our intermountain region at almanac.com.