2017 – 2018 Winter Outlook: Warmer or Colder than Normal?

Posted October 3, 2017 by 3 Comments

The winter forecast is shaping up to be quite cold and wet for the 2017-2018 season. While a decent amount of the U.S. is going to look mild and drier than usual, other regions are in for a wet, cold, and snowy winter.

Check out what the Farmer’s Almanac is calling for in your area this upcoming winter season.

U.S. 2017 – 2018 Winter Outlook

U.S. Forecast from the Farmer’s Almanac

  • Dry and mild weather will balance out most of the heavy precipitation that will occur west of the Continental Divide, providing a much drier winter than last year overall.
  • Those in the Southeast can expect to experience below normal winter temperatures and above average precipitation this winter.
  • Forecasts indicate that the Northeast and Great Lakes regions will endure above average snowfall.
  • January 20-23, February 4-7 & 16-19, and March 1-3 & 20-23 are red-flagged for heavy precipitation along the east coast, so get your snowboards and snowblowers ready.
  • The western Great Lakes, the eastern Great Plains, and some states in the south such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma will be experiencing a wide range of weather from warm and dry to cold and wet.

If you’re in an area that is expecting high precipitation and cold temperatures, be prepared! Stock up on replacement snowblower parts before the next big storm.


  1. John kelsey
    on October 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Snow is better than having your house taking by a wind or flood storms !! I’ll take the snow I’ll still have a place to call home !!

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  2. Joseph Dagwan
    on October 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I can’t remember a year that the farmers almanac was true for the northeast,so I’m going with a mild to normal winter for southeast New England.

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  3. Blake Krause
    on November 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Great reads throw out the year. Thanks for all you do.

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