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Farmers' Almanac: Warm and wet winter for Kentuckiana

Farmers' Almanac: Warm and wet winter for Kentuckiana

by Kristin Walls

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 12:24 PM

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! After many complaints about the hot weather across the area, we will start complaining about the cold and snowy weather.  So, what can we expect this winter according to the Farmers' Almanac? Here are the predictions:

For us in Kentuckiana, a very active storm track will bring much heavier-than-normal precipitation. Because of above normal temperatures, much of the precipitation will likely be rain or mixed precipitation, although, during February, some potent East Coast storms could leave heavy snow, albeit of a wet and slushy consistency.
The upcoming winter looks to be cold to very cold for the Northern Plains, parts of the Northern Rockies, and the western Great Lakes. In contrast, above-normal temperatures are expected across most of the southern and eastern U.S. Near-normal temperatures are expected in the Midwest and Far West, and in southern
Florida.
An active Pacific Storm track will guide storm systems into the Pacific Northwest, giving it a wetter-than-normal winter.
Drier-than-normal weather will occur in the Southwest and Southeast corners of the nation.

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