Winter is coming and will likely be here before we know it – or before we’re ready!
The Weather Channel regularly publishes temperature forecasts for the entire United States and they have done so again, this time releasing a temperature forecast for the start of 2022.
In the Twin Ports the only thing that would be really shocking is if Mother Nature brought us sunshine and 50s as we start the New Year. January and February are notoriously cold for us here in Northland.
Spoiler alert: it’s not in our maps, especially since we start 2022. We already knew that by simple common sense. Other weather media have also shared their outlook for the 2021-2022 winter season and it looks particularly brutal.
For example, over the summer, the National Weather Service shared some scary news that we’ll likely see another La Niña winter season this year. We had one for the winter season 2020 – 2021 and it brought us brutal cold. (Yes, we are still cold in the winter but we had an extended period that broke records in terms of temperature!)
The Old Farmer’s Almanac also caused panic when they shared their winter outlook for the coming season. In short, they called the coming winter one of the “longest” and “coldest” winters in years.
The Weather Channel is now weighing in, sharing a temperature forecast for the months of January and February. Fortunately, things aren’t looking too bad. They could definitely be worse!
According to the Weather Channel, northern Minnesota and part of northwestern Wisconsin are expected to experience below average temperatures. This means it will be colder than usual, even in January.
February will also be cold but will be a bit warmer than expected for January. The Twin Ports will experience near average temperatures which is cold but could definitely be worse!
Winter will be here before we know it. Another thing we might consider if we want to know what winter has in store for us are persimmon seeds! According to meteorological folklore, they can accurately predict the type of winter we find ourselves in.
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