Autumn, with its cool nights, warm sweaters and pumpkin everything, officially began with the autumnal equinox on Sept. 23. So let’s take a look at what the Farmer’s Almanac says fall weather will bring.
Fall Weather: October Skies
- Early autumn temperatures in the U.S. will be slightly cooler than normal in the Northeast, Deep South, Texas-Oklahoma, New Mexico, parts of southern California, northern Alaska and western Hawaii. Farmer’s Almanac expects warmer-than-normal weather in much of the west (Intermountain, Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest), as well as in the Atlantic Corridor and Florida.
- In terms of precipitation, Farmer’s Almanac forecasts above-normal amounts of rainfall in the Upper Midwest, Texas-Oklahoma, Desert Southwest, Pacific Southwest and Hawaii. The opposite is in store for the Northeast, Atlantic Corridor, Appalachians, Southeast, Florida, Lower Lakes, Ohio Valley, Deep South and Pacific Northwest, where people should expect drier weather.
Fall Weather: November to December
- In November, Farmer’s Almanac expects temperatures to be cooler than normal in much of the country. This includes along the East Coast, across the South, and up into the Lower Lakes, Heartland, and southern parts of High Plains and Intermountain regions. Exceptions to this are the Upper Midwest, northern parts of the High Plains and Intermountain regions, Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, and Hawaii, where Farmer’s Almanac predicts slightly warmer-than-normal temperatures for November. In early December, Farmer’s Almanac expects temperatures to be at slightly above-normal levels throughout most of the country, except for in the Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest.
- Precipitation in November will be slightly below normal to normal in November. Early December precipitation will be slightly below normal for most of the U.S. Exceptions are the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii, where Farmer’s Almanac expects more precipitation than normal.
Weather: Snow Early?
Farmer’s Almanac forecasts snow before Halloween in the Northeast, Appalachians, Upper Midwest, High Plains, Intermountain region and Alaska. Farmer’s Almanac expects flurries in Atlantic Canada, western Ontario and the Prairies.