COLORADO SNOW FORECAST 2022-23: ‘Shake! Thrill! Shovel!’: Farmer’s Almanac calls for an early start to winter

DENVER (KDVR) – The Farmer’s Almanac has released its 2022-23 winter outlook, saying this winter comes with a warning: “Prepare to shake, shiver and shovel!”

“According to our extended forecast, this winter season will have lots of snow, rain and mush, as well as record cold temperatures!” says the Farmer’s Almanac.

The first day of winter officially arrives on December 21. However, the Farmer’s Almanac said the first bite of winter should arrive earlier this year than last.

Last year, Denver didn’t experience its first measurable snowfall of the season until Dec. 10. The city has gone 232 days without snow, marking the second-longest snowless streak in Denver history.

Denver ended the 2021-22 season with a total of 49.4 inches of snowfall, which was just below the normal seasonal snowfall average of 56.9 inches.

Last year, the Almanac said Colorado would be split into four parts. The western half of the state is in the cold, dry section. The majority of the eastern half of the state is in the mild, snowy section. And the southeastern part of the state is in the mild and humid category. A very small portion of the south central part of the state is in the mild and dry outlook.

This winter looks different, though. The Farmer’s Almanac declared Colorado to be a “glacial, snow-filled hibernation zone.”

Credit: Farmer’s Almanac

The Farmer’s Almanac said there could be a few significant winter weather systems this year.

  • “The first week of January in the Rockies and across the Plains. Meanwhile, we see good potential for heavy snow that could reach as far south as Texas and Oklahoma, followed by a sweep of extremely cold air.
  • “From January 16-23, we will raise another red flag for bouts of heavy rain and snow across the eastern two-thirds of the country, followed by what could be one of the coldest arctic air outbreaks we’ve ever seen. have seen for several years. How cold? Try 40 degrees below zero!

Does the Pinpoint Weather team agree with the Farmer’s Almanac prediction? Find out what meteorologist Chris Tomer had to say.

Here’s a look at average snowfall for each month in Denver, according to the National Weather Service.

  • January: 6.5 inches
  • February: 7.8 inches
  • March: 11.5 inches
  • April: 8.8 inches
  • May: 1.7 inches
  • June: Trace
  • July: 0 inches
  • August: 0 inches
  • September: 1 inch
  • October: 4.1 inches
  • November: 7.4 inches
  • December: 8 inch

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