Are you dreaming of a snowy, white Christmas?
Well, you might just be in luck.
Earlier in the year, predictions were consistent that although there was potential for a snowier, colder winter here in Ohio, we likely wouldn’t have too much snow around Christmas.
The Farmers’ Almanac released its annual Christmas weather predictions and, for the most part, everyone excluding the North Central region of the US would be experiencing a slightly rainier holiday season.
In fact, the Almanac’s exact words for describing Ohio’s upcoming weather were “Merry mushy Christmas! Christmas weather: turning milder with a few showers of wet snow, rain.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also recently released its Monthly Outlook reports for December, calling for a colder-than-usual holiday season with higher levels of precipitation, both in the form of rain and snow.
If you’d like to read more about the Christmas weather predictions from the Farmers’ Almanac, you can visit farmersalmanac.com.
But as of December 19, those predictions may end up being way, way off. The National Weather Service has been monitoring some new developments with this weekend’s weather, and if you enjoy snow, you’ll be very excited.
[3:05 AM] We are expecting impactful weather to close out of the workweek into the holiday weekend, w/ a concerning signal for cold temps & strong wind to produce dangerous wind chills. Still some details to work out as we progress thru the week, so check back for updates! pic.twitter.com/Z0QF3IxXU4
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) December 19, 2022
It’s still too early to know whether or not we will actually get a White Christmas. There is an epic cold front moving into Ohio from across the northern Midwest, and it will certainly take the temperature well below the average.