Predictions for winter in western Wyoming
by Dawn Ballou
October 23, 2005
When will it snow? Well, the quick answer is, no one really knows. But, after a friend asked that question today, and said heíd go on the internet to find out when it would snow so he would know when to go up to get his elk, we decided to see just what we could find online for winter weather predictions. These days you can find just about anything on the internet, including predictions for what winter will be like this year here in western Wyoming.
The most fun site we found was the Old Farmerís Almanac, which has been publishing their charts and prediction for various information since 1792. According to the Farmerís Almanac, this winter will be generally mild with temperatures 2-3 degrees above normal in the intermountain region, on the average. Snowfall will be well below normal, with the snowiest weather occurring in late November, late January, mid-and late February, and early March. The seasonís first significant snowfall will be in late October.
The National Weather Service pegs the outlook about the same as the Farmerís Almanac for December-February, ďNOAA forecasters expect warmer-than-normal temperatures in most of the U.S. The precipitation outlook is less certain, showing equal chances of above, near or below normal precipitation for much of the country.
According to the National Weather Service out of Riverton, which makes the forecast for our Upper Green River Valley area, we might see some snow come our way Friday night or Saturday this week. Monday through Friday will be mostly sunny with daytime highs in the 50s and 60s.
The Old Farmerís Almanac
National Weather Service 2005-2006 Winter Outlook
National Weather Service