When it comes to winter, the weather is really a toss up in Houston. Sometimes it’s hardly noticeable, sometimes it forces us to reconcile with the woeful state of our electric grid. Following record-breaking heat this past summer, experts are predicting record-breaking temperatures for this coming winter in Texas.
In a piece entitled “A Tale of Two Winters,” Almanac lays out their 2022-2023 winter predictions for the United States. Here, they predict that winter will be either mild or severe depending on the area in the United States. Regarding that in Texas, it’s the latter.
“We believe that most of the U.S. will be colder than normal this winter, although summer will be mostly warmer than usual,” Almanac states.
“Winter for much of the Midwest and along the East Coast is best described as ‘Shivery & Snowy.’ The eastern half of the U.S. should brace for potentially record-breaking cold to define the season. This frigid forecast extends to the Deep South and Texas, which could see the mercury diving as much as 8°F below normal!”
The Almanac’s predictions, as laid out in the article, are informed by solar activity as well as recent oceanic oscillations.
Elsewhere in the US, the publication predicts a coming “wet & mild” winter, characterized by above normal precipitation and milder temperatures across most of the western half of the United States.
“Winter temperatures will be milder than normal across eastern Maine, from the Rockies to the West Coast, and across Alaska and Hawaii,” the article states.
“Precipitation will be above normal from Maine to southeastern Virginia, in Florida, and from the lower Great Lakes into Missouri.”