NWS & Almanac Winter Weather Predictions

Northwest Iowa — Autumn officially begins this Friday, which means that many people begin to wonder how Mother Nature will be treating us this winter.

The new Old Farmer’s Almanac calls for mild temperatures and snowy conditions for our area throughout the winter months, and we  talked with the National Weather Service to see if they agree. Jen Hacker, at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls, talks about how the winter models are looking.

She says Meteorologist Mike Gillispie looks at various models to come up with the official prediction.

We asked her what, if any, effect the El Nino or La Nina would have on this winter’s weather.

If you’re wondering about the accuracy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s weather predictions, they predicted this past spring that the summer of 2017 would be cool and dry for our area.

Whatever type of weather winter brings this year, take time now to enjoy the fall, and all the beautiful colors it has to offer.  We’ll have to worry about winter soon enough.