The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015 Weather Predictions


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Arrows and Minnows

I check the weather at least once a day these days. End of September, early October, in my part of Kansas, I anxiously await the cooler days of fall; cool enough that a person might be able to use the outdoors as nature’s cooler and hang a whitetail deer carcass to age for a day or so. The first frost of the year means we’ll be putting some Inchelium Red Garlic into the ground, the mosquitoes and chiggers will be done for the year, poison ivy will begin to go dormant, and I’ll start spending as much time in the woods as I possibly can, hunting whitetail deer and trying to build up our freezer supply. I love this time of year. But beyond that, this is also a good time to take a look at The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2015 weather predictions, and see what Mother Nature might have in store for us.

For the winter weather predictions in 2014-2015, The Old Farmer’s Almanac points to Solar Cycle 24 – which began in 2008 – and predicts temperatures in the next year to be colder than normal during winter, and warmer than normal during summer.


This winter, the central and eastern United States will see colder than normal temperatures, while the western one-third of the country will experience above average temps. As for snow, the central part of the country from the Dakotas down to Texas and then east through Georgia and South Carolina can expect cold and dry, while the Corn Belt region will experience the cold with heavier snowfall. In general, The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts heavy snowfall for the northeast part of the country, although there are also parts of New England – western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, New Hampshire and most of Maine – that will be dryer than normal. Florida will likely get more precipitation than normal this winter.

Out west, folks can expect mild temperatures and below-average snowfall more or less, although the western part of New Mexico down into the western-most parts of Texas could see cold, snowy conditions. Expect above average temperatures and above average precipitation in most of Washington state.

11/17/2014 9:31:14 AM

Good info, Caleb. Always enjoy the Almanac. Dave, always a goos idea to have the snowblower ready - Murphy's law... ChuckM, that's a very good point. I would like to know, as well.

10/6/2014 8:10:56 AM

Caleb, the Almanac says another cold and dry Winter, huh. Well, just in case, I took my snow blower into the shop to have it tuned up and checked out for the coming season. Last year I didn't really need it. The snows were small and most I just swept off the driveway with a broom. Because of the lack of snow cover many bushes and scrubs didn't make it through the Winter. I didn't have any that were killed but the county extension office said that winter kill was prevalent in my area. I do have a newly planted rose bush at one of my garden properties and I'm hoping it makes it through the Winter. It was given to me by one of the neighbors that was having yard work done. I received 30 strawberry plants from her as well. Hopefully, I'll have some strawberries in a couple years. Well, if I can keep them away from the birds. ***** Have a great preparing for Winter day.

10/5/2014 9:02:17 PM

Hi Caleb, Just wondering if you have ever looked back t the previous Farmer's Almanac if it was right? I know many people who swear by it, especially what days to plant. But not sure if I've heard about anyone verifying what it said the previous year.

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