In winter 2022, Boston barely had a proper snowstorm. And according to the Farmers’ Almanac, we’ll pay the price this winter.
The Farmers’ Almanac predicts that cold weather should prevail, and New England can expect a mix of snow, sleet, and ice this winter along with some hefty blizzards. Part of these predications stem from an El Niño (an unusually high-water temperature off the South American coast) that will push cold air towards the northeast.
January and February are expected to be completely frigid, especially in northern New England as the map below highlights.
Yet, before you stock up on thermal underwear, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a “mild and snowy” winter.
Contrary to the other predictions, the team of experts here anticipates a mild winter for New England, with average snowfall yet warmer temperatures. The mild temperatures will also make way for some rain or slush in southern New England. The NOAA also predicts temperatures 30-40% warmer than average. 2-against-1 might mean a warm winter in our future.
When will it snow in Boston?
According to the Farmer’s Almanac we’ll experience stormy snow the second week of February 2024. Yet, we can experience blizzard conditions as early as December.
December 1 is the start of meteorological winter, and astronomical winter commences on Thursday, December 21.
The earliest snowfall may come in December, and maybe even lead to a white Christmas. It is also predicted to be a long winter, with snow slated for the 3rd week of April-let’s just hope it’s not Marathon Monday.