Tidbit for December 6, 2000:
The Weather Year Ahead for New England
Now that we've had our first snowfall, it's with reluctance that I must accept the fact that winter is about to rear its ugly head in New England. So, of course, one of the first things I turned to in The Old Farmer's Almanac 2001 was the New England forecast summary for the impending winter and the year ahead, my hopes high that we're not in for a doozy of a winter. I was heartened to read that we can "expect a winter with temperatures a bit above normal." Here are some other highlights of The Old Farmer's Almanac's long-range forecast for New England weather in the year ahead:
We're in for a January thaw and a warmer than normal Feburary, but a cold March.
The winter's biggest snowstorms are forecast for late January, mid-February, and mid-March.
April and May will be cool, with snow still hanging around in April, but the last week of May will really warm up.
Summer will be pleasant, but we can watch out for hot spells in the first and fourth weeks of June and the latter part of August.
There'll be enough rainfall during the summer that we won't have to worry about drought.
September will be unusually wet and cool, and we'll get some heavy rain in early October, too. Otherwise, October will be mostly dry and pleasant--great for leaf peepers!
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