Predictions: Winter 2014-15––Another ‘Long’ Brutally Cold Season

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 7:00 AM
September 3, 2014

winter-2014-15        With bad memories from last winter’s freezing cold, perhaps many were hoping for this coming season to be milder, but weather specialists seem to agree on another extremely frigid cold, snow-filled winter outlook for 2014-15.

The old reliable Farmer’s Almanac predicts in ‘More Shivery And Shovelry! Read Our 2015 Winter Forecast’: “After the frigid, bitterly cold, and snow-filled winter last year, many of you are wondering just what this winter might bring. Could it possibly be as bad as last?” Well yes, maybe even worse!

Caleb Weatherbee writes for Farmer’s:  “According to the 2015 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2014–15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. A large zone of very cold temperatures will be found from east of the Continental Divide east to the Appalachians. The most frigid temperatures will be found from the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes.”

Wanna hear more from the old Almanac, which has been 80% correct on weather predictions?  Don’t want to?  Oh well, here goes: “The coldest outbreak of the season will come during the final week of January into the beginning of February, when frigid arctic air drops temperatures across the Northern Plains to perhaps 40 below zero. As the frigid air blows across the Great Lakes, snow showers and squalls will drop heavy amounts of snow to the lee of the Lakes.”

Matthew Holliday of forecasts: “I am seeing strong indications that the central and eastern United States will see another brutally cold winter with some areas in the eastern United States potentially getting even colder temperatures than last winter. This will partially be driven by El Nino Modoki . . .”

Rob Guarino of blithely adds:  “After a record year in the Midwest & the East Coast, El Nino will have a big impact going into the 2014-2015 winter season. . . .we see a 73% chance of El Nino at this point and we feel this is GAME ON in a month or so!

“The biggest influence will be in the South as the southern jet and El Nino produce a few big time winter storms Temperature-changeswith snow and ice.  The key to the entire winter will be the intensity of the now trending El Nino. The trend would be to a moderate to perhaps strong El Nino and depending on where you live this will have an small or large impact on your winter forecast.”
Wanna hear more? No? O.K. So get the quilts out. Check the furnace. Try to arrange for alternate sources of heat in case of a power outage. O. K. Don’t go there. So, stock up on foods, especially canned goods.  Dust off the heating ducts.

Get some ‘long johns’––at least a pair or two. Mend sweaters and socks. And for Pete’s sake (you know, the one standing at the Pearly Gates), get thick window covers or at least those plastic sheets to keep cold air out.

Hmmm. Let’s see: Remember what Apostle Paul begs, as Taryn of I.E. Plexus lists on wholesale Christian sweatshirts: “Do thy diligence to come before winter (2 Timothy 4: 21).” Not just the weather, but spiritually he suggests one accepts Christ before the coldness of death closes in. When Jesus returns, however, winter’s on earth won’t be harsh anymore: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8: 22).” So either way, please get ready!!!!

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