In case you missed it, I’ll get you caught up to speed:
The 2020 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac suggests a suspenseful start to January over the eastern half of the country.
This may mean frequent freefalling precipitation as well as strong and gusty winds. January 4–7 and 12–15 could, depending on where you live, mean copious amounts of snow, rain, sleet, and ice.
And for those who live northeast of the Texas Panhandle to the western Great Lakes, watch out for what could prove to be a memorable storm producing hefty snows for the Great Plains during the third week of January.
This system will cause temperatures to plummet and drag the coldest Arctic air across the rest of the country into the beginning of February
The Lower Lakes (that’s us) will see a winter that will be warmer than normal, with above-normal precipitation.
The coldest periods will be in early December and early to mid-January, from late January into early February, and in late February.
How cold? I don’t know because I have to buy the book but we’ll have an early frost as soon as the end of September.
Snowfall will be above normal in Ohio and below normal in most other areas.
The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-January, from late January into early February and late February into early March, and in late March.
Break that down into Newfie terms and many Newfoundlands across the country may have their best winter yet.
The Newfie’s 2019-2020 Winter Forecast
It’s gonna be a fun winter!
Chilly mornings have already begun making an after-breakfast nap super enjoyable outside.
Our fall coats are starting to bud.
Mud will start to form in early October making a perfect set up for leaves, mud, acorns, and burrs to stick to our fur!
With a mixture of cold rain, snow and sleet continuing well into the holidays, mud will be around extra long this year and make keeping the house clean for holiday guests nearly impossible.
Arctic temperatures will make for a fun January and February as we refuse to come inside the hot house.
These are prime months Newfies!
Take advantage and be strong against pleas to come inside and demand those walks!
There will be plenty of snow to eat. The freezing moisture will make the texture of the snow perfect for munching.
Frozen droolsicles will form easily this year!
Blowing and drifting snow will build our leg muscles and give us the snowdog suit.
Until the snow and cold arrives you can hold yourself over by eating mud.
The Newfie’s 2019-2020 Winter Predictions
Best winter ever with plenty of mud, snow and cold temperatures.
Unfortunately, our owners will not fair as well as they compete with the muddy floors, snowballs all over the carpet, skyrocketing gas bills from letting us in and out all day long, and the overwhelming guilt of seeing us outside covered in snow taking a nap in the middle of the yard as they are snuggled up by the fire.
Our owners will have to explain to the neighborhood that we are not neglected or abused, just stubborn and prefer lounging in a snowbank over working up a sweat in the house. They will constantly wonder how cold is too cold for a Newfoundland until spring begins.
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We suggest to all Newfie owners to stock up now on towels, paw balm, money for the electric bills, hand warmers for when you’re taking us for walks and pet-safe ice melt so we don’t slip and break a knee.
Check out the full Farmer’s Almanac Long Range Weather Forecast for your area.
Purchase the book on Amazon.
In case you’re wondering, the Newfie’s have about as good of a track record as predicting the future forecasts as the Farmers’ Almanac. That’s 80% accuracy.
They’ve been predicting the weather for hundreds of years.