INDIANA – The Farmer’s Almanac released its 2023-2024 winter outlook, which calls for below-average temperatures and “lots of snowstorms, sleet, ice, and rain” for Indiana.
“Winter weather is making a comeback,” the Almanac predicts. “After a warm winter anomaly last year, traditional cool temperatures and snowy weather conditions will return to the contiguous United States.”
As for the reason behind the ‘brrr’ prediction, the Almanac said that an El Niño will begin brewing in the second half of 2023 and will last into the Winter of 2024.
“If we consider that alongside our tried-and-true forecast formula, it means that cold temperatures should prevail throughout the country and bring snow, sleet, and ice,” the Almanac said.
As for the Midwest, and Indiana, specifically, the Almanac predicts that it will be a cold and stormy winter season.
Additionally, according to the Almanac, this stormy and cold winter activity will last for quite some time.
“March will remind us that the Brrr is Back and won’t let go too easily,” the Almanac said. “March’s extended forecast calls for wild swings in the thermometer, especially in the East. And March could go out like a lion, with stormy conditions nationwide.”
Whether the winter weather will be wild or mild remains to be seen. Publishers of the Farmer’s Almanac maintain its accuracy is 80%-85%.