Your 2019-2020 Winter Forecast
Settle in for Some Snow... but How Much?
Bundle up, folks. This season will be a snowy one.
While last year’s weather was eventful, there was more variability—alternating between rain, ice and snow. This year, forecasters are predicting less variety, anticipating a sustained cold that could make snow more prevalent.
The early blast of wintry weather experienced in the Rockies and northern Plains could serve as a preview of what’s to come. Though the Northeast may see some snow in November, it’s anticipated the most significant events won’t arrive until December. Once they arrive, long-term forecasts indicate a stubborn pattern that may stay for a while, bringing with it the potential for a few Nor’easters. While it’s believed the worst of the persistent frigid temperatures will be reserved for the Great Lakes, it’s likely the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic won’t be immune. January could bring severe arctic outbreaks, with cold air (albeit milder) even extending into the southern Mid-Atlantic.
The good news? For now, February looks like a wild-card, particularly for the Mid-Atlantic who may see a break from the pattern and an opportunity to thaw. While we cross our fingers for some February relief, it’s also time to prepare for the months ahead. Make sure your snow and ice management plan is ready to go, so you’re not caught off guard in the event of early snowfall. Want to make sure you’re adequately covered? Check out our Snow Contracts 101 and 6 Smart Questions for Your Snow Removal Partner articles to feel confident all your boxes are checked.