Chicagoland got its first measurable amount of snow on November 10, after a trace in October. That gets us thinking about the winter snow forecasts for our region. Here are some of the weather experts predictions for the winter season. It seems the weather could lie in the hands of a possible La Nina.
- The old fave Farmer’s Almanac says the winter will be a bit more normal, which means, ahem, colder. For the Great Lakes, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected.
- Weather Channel noted portions of the Great Lakes along with a few other regions have the highest odds of above-average precipitation this winter. Depending on where the temperatures are at any given time, it could mean increased odds of snow in those regions.
- Updated mid-November, the NOAA’s seasonal outlook forecast included increased chances of above normal precipitation for the northern continental U.S., consistent with La Nina.
No matter what, we know you’ll want to be prepped, ready, equipped and quick to the draw to get out there and plow. If you’ve got any questions on snow equipment, you can visit our snow page or give us a call at any of our nearby Chicagoland locations.