My thinking is … this winter will be much like last year. We will have our colder times just as the last couple of years. When that will occur is anyone’s guess. Usually cant forecast for something like that until a couple weeks ahead. It’s beginning to be normal winter weather around here, colder at times than what many of us are used to.
I still think, and am looking for a wrench to be thrown into the mix this year. I previously had forecast / predicted for this winter season at least one good snow event down here of at least 6 inches. That’s my story and I’m sticken to it. My thinking is we’re over due for a good snow event, the last being February 12 2010. I think we’ll see our chances of icy wintery mix type scenarios at least 2-3 times as well, just like last winter 2010-2011.
I’m hoping this doesn’t mean we’re in for another highly active severe spring season like we had this year, 2011.
A couple links that may interest you:
Farmers’ Almanac – 2012 Farmers’ Almanac Winter Outlook
Memorable winter weather events in Cataula Georgia :
Sleet and Freezing Rain January 10 2011 : Ice on the muscadine vine looking towards the back 40. Picture taken around 4 PM EST
White Christmas in Cataula Georgia December 25 2010 : It came late, starting around 7:30 pm and ending by 9:30 pm. We ended with anywhere from a quarter to a half inch of snow. Side note: My sister got to see a white Christmas 🙂 She passed away in February 2011 😦
Snow event February 12 2010 : The snow didn’t amount to as much as I had forecast, 5-8 inches, or hoped in my area. We did end up with right at 4 inches at the homestead.
Snow event March 1 2009 : At 5:11 pm March 1,2009 snow in the yard right at 5 and three quarter inches. Forecast snow amounts were for 1-3 inches.
March 8 2008 : Not much, but enough to get us all excited. Others would call it Flurries. We call it SNOWWWWWWWWW!