What will this winter bring?

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The other day I saw a brief snowshower in Wallingford while doing some shopping.  Then it occurred to me that it was the one year anniversary of last year’s early snow storm.  I remember that storm well because a band setup over North Haven where I lived and I ended up having to shovel 10 inches of snow.  

What will this winter bring us?  The Old Farmers Almanac is predicting rain and snow followed by sunshine and cold temperatures for the week of December 24-29.  They are also predicting a colder than normal winter with above normal snowfall.  Early to mid December and early and mid February will be the coldest periods in the area.  

It will be interesting to see how the weather plays out over the next couple of months.  I always like to see if the Old Farmers Almanac gets it right or not.  

A drier than normal April and May and above normal temperatures would delight a lot of golfers in the region and thats exactly what is predicted as well.

As technology advances on, will there ever be a time where weather can be predicted with almost perfect accuracy?  If you step back and look at the advances that have been made since the 1950’s with radar and weather prediction, it isn’t so far fetched to think that someday we will have a handle on this.  But even if we had that ability today, there wouldn’t be enough resources to prepare a city like San Francisco from another catastrophic earthquake.

Sources:  The Old Farmers Almanac

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