- The Old Farmer's Almanac just unveiled its weather predictions for spring 2019.
- A majority of the U.S. will experience cooler temperatures and little precipitation.
If this frigid, snowy winter has you ready for warmer weather, we're very sorry to say you're going to have to hold out a little longer. The Old Farmer's Almanac just announced its 2019 spring forecast, and the predictions call for a cold, dry season for a majority of the country.
In the Northeast, Appalachians, Upper Midwest, Pacific Southwest, and northern Intermountain regions, residents can expect "cooler than normal" temperatures, according to the publication. For the rest of the U.S., however, the outlook is much brighter—it's supposed to be "warmer than usual" in the upcoming months.
Another definite downer? Some of your gorgeous gardens may not look nearly as lush this year. The Atlantic Corridor, Appalachians, and Intermountain regions, as well the Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, and western Hawaii will all receive less rainfall than usual.
But there's good news if you're planting blooms in the Southeast, Florida, or the Pacific Southwest: You should actually expect more precipitation. For our friends up North, the majority of Canada can anticipate plenty of rain.
Even if you're one of the (many) unlucky people expecting a chilly, shower-less spring, there is one thing that can keep you optimistic. Although the almanac boasts "traditionally 80 percent-accurate weather forecasts," the book did predict a warm and wet winter, so it's not always precise.
The vernal equinox—AKA the beginning of the spring season—is just a few weeks away on Wednesday, March 20, so we won't have to wait long to see what's in store!
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