Winter in Seattle typically isn’t too bad but if you really hate the cold, we have good news for you. The forecast for this winter in the Pacific Northwest is wet and mild.
Read on for more details!
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Americans will see one of two very different winters depending on where in the country they live. One part of the country is expected to see a very frigid, snowy winter while other regions can expect a wet and mild winter. Most of the US will be colder than normal this winter—but that may not be the case for the Pacific Northwest.
The almanac says that “in stark contrast to what’s coming for the rest of the country,” the Pacific Northwest will see milder-than-normal winter temperatures this season. Get your winter jacket ready now because mid-November and early and late December are expected to be the coldest periods for this winter in Seattle and the PNW. If that means that Seattle will be a little warmer this January and February, you won’t see us complaining.
There will also be slightly below-normal precipitation this winter in Seattle. It doesn’t often snow in Seattle but if you have your hopes up for it, know that our best chance of seeing snow will be in mid-November. There’s no snow day like a Seattle snow day, because the entire city shuts down!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that other regions of the US—including the Midwest, the East Coast, and even the Deep South—are in for potentially record-breaking cold this winter. Many regions will also experience above-average snowfall. Meanwhile, those of us over here in Seattle will enjoy our mild winter even with all the drizzling and gray skies, thank you very much.
How accurate are the almanac’s predictions? In its 231-year existence, The Old Farmer’s Almanac claims an 80%-accuracy rate for its weather forecasts.