Snow Way Out Of It… The Chicagoland Winter Forecasts Are In

This could be the year to get that new snow brush…or maybe a new PLOW??

As the saying goes, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.  And you probably don’t need one to figure out it’s going to be another wet, cold, and snowy season here in the Chicago area. If you took your kids out trick or treating this year, you may have already had a (very) early season opportunity to round up all your mitts and boots. 

That early warning made us take a take a look at some longer-term forecasts, and we thought we’d share what we found with our Fully Equipped readers — just in case you need a new pair of mitts too. Snow getting underway in late October and early November feels like it may become the new normal, with the added benefit (it’s all in how you look at this stuff) for plowing potential starting earlier and running hard pretty consistently through the early spring. 

So, without further ado, let’s take that quick look beyond those snowflakes on our phone’s weather app, and see what’s really in store for late 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

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2017 Winter Outlook So Far

Even though today it might be warm, the classic fave Farmer’s Almanac says for 2016/17, winter is back and to look for snow and cold conditions in the Midwest before the season officially begins. Some reports indicate snow could arrive as early as Halloween.

No matter what, we know you’ll want to be prepped, ready, equipped ahead of time, so you’re quick to the draw to get out there and plow. If you’ve got any questions on snow equipment, you can visit our website or give us a call at any of our three Chicagoland locations.

2014 – 2015 Midwest Winter Snow Forecast


Accuweather is seeing a cold but less harsh winter for Chicago and the surrounding area. Image ©

On October 4th, the Chicagoland area received the 3rd earliest snow in history. We saw frost this weekend, and some of us had to throw on a couple of added layers to stay warm. That got us thinking about the winter snow forecasts for Chicago and the Midwest. If you’re in the snow biz you’ve been thinking about winter for a bit. Here are what some weather experts are thinking for the upcoming season predictions:

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