Despite the warm weather we are currently experiencing, it’s important to remember that winter is just around the corner in the Capital Region. Don’t be fooled by the last blast of summer, colder temperatures will be here before we know it.
After our last 2 winters, any winter forecast calling for big snow may be taken with a grain of salt. Let’s be honest, predicting the weather a week ahead of time can be difficult, let alone forecasting months out.
It’s hard to trust any winter forecast that calls for significant snowfall after the last two winters we’ve had. In all honesty, predicting the weather even just a week ahead of time can be a challenge, let alone making a forecast for several months in advance.
As we move closer towards winter, there seems to be a growing agreement on what we could expect. According to the Farmers’ Almanac and Direct Weather, it’s likely to be a chilly and snowy season. Accuweather has also joined in with their own forecast.
What Is Accuweather Winter Forecast For Upstate New York?
The Accuweather Northeast winter outlook for 2023-2024 can be summed up in just four words: “Get Your Shovels Ready!”
A significant winter storm has hit a large portion of the United States, bringing snow and freezing temperatures.
Accuweather says “This winter’s weather in the Northeast is expected to be much different than last winter across most of New England and the mid-Atlantic.”
According to Accuweather, Buffalo is not expected to experience the same level of record-breaking lake effect snow that the region saw last year.
Chicago Receives a Few Inches of Snow from Spring Storm
According to Accuweather, residents in areas located downstate along the Northeast corridor of Interstate 95 should brace themselves for an abundance of snow this year. They predict the possibility of strong Nor’easters as early as November, with February being a particularly active and intense month.
According to Accuweather, a stronger El Nino will be a significant factor in the weather across the United States throughout the entire winter season, which is why there is more snow this year than last year.
As we bask in the warmth of this week wearing our shorts and flip-flops, it may be hard to believe that Upstate New York has experienced some drastic weather changes in the past. However, for winter enthusiasts, the hope is that this flip-flopping weather pattern leads us into a season full of snow and chilly temperatures.