What Has Been Predicted About Weather in 2019?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac was released for 2019. What did it reveal about Texas? What other 2019 weather predictions exist?
- Summer months could be a few degrees colder than normal
- Summer months could be rainier than usual
- Hottest days will be mid-June and July
- Good chance of snow in early January and mid-February
- April and May will be warmer and rainer than usual
- September and October may be cooler and rainier than usual
- There may be a tropical storm threat in August
- There may be a hurricane threat in September
Will the warmer and rainier spring months result in more unstable conditions and moisture, causing more hail? Hopefully not.
About The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Don’t forget that The Almanac claims a historical average accuracy rate of 80 percent for predictions like these. That’s actually pretty impressive for predictions 12 months out. The predictions are based on solar science, climatology and meteorology.
“Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: planting charts for those who grow their own food; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; Moon and sunrise times for those who watch the skies; and forecasts for those who don’t like the question of weather left up in the air.” – almanac.com
How Accurate is the Winter Weather Forecast So Far?
Top 5 Winter Weather Predictions from The Almanac
Considering buying your first copy of The Almanac and wondering about its accuracy? Here are five notes from their 2019 Winter Weather Forecast. Seeing as we’re halfway through and have experienced some intense winter weather in some areas, this is a timely example.
- Warmer than usual except the Southwest
- Colder than usual in the Southwest
- El Nino will prevent cold air from lingering up north
- More precipitation than normal in most places
- Less snowfall than usual where there’s typically snow
Additional Resources for Weather Predictions
Where do I find the best weather predictions?
First, check out these 90-day forecasts at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. (Maybe you’ll also need this guide on how to read them.) Second, two months ago National Geographic posted an interesting read about how 2019 may be the hottest year ever because:
“…an El Niño event is very likely under way, amping up extreme weather already made worse by climate change…” – Stephen Leahy, National Geographic
It’s interesting to compare predictions to actual outcomes, especially when it comes to our notoriously and arguably unpredictable weather. We’ll be attentively watching weather develop this year and fixing as much subsequent auto damage as we can.