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The winter of 2020 sounds like it will certainly be white

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

― Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

While Lewis Carrol does a masterful job of painting an idealistic view of winter’s arrival, for many of us, winter is often a cold and dreary time of year – prolonging our child-like excitement for the rebirth of spring.

The year 2019 was a hodgepodge of meteorological extremes from heatwaves and hurricanes, to snowstorms and droughts. As the year comes to a close, many are wondering what the winter of 2020 will bring across North America. We turn to the folks at the Old Farmer’s Almanac for the answers.

Is the United States, we’ll experience below normal winter temperatures from the Heartland westward to the Pacific and in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Southwest and Hawaii. Expect above normal winter temperatures elsewhere.

In Canada, winter temperatures will average above normal except for southern British Columbia, which will bear the brunt of winter’s chill, with colder-than-average temperatures into January and February.

Of course, the real question on everyone’s mind is SNOW!

In the United States, this winter will be remembered for strong storms consisting of heavy rain, sleet and piles of snow. The Almanac foresees frequent snow events throughout the season, from flurries to no fewer than seven big snowstorms from coast to coast, including two in April for the Intermountain region west of the Rockies.

In Canada, it looks like a season full of snow, snow and more snow. Nearly all of Canada should expect above-average precipitation this winter (the majority in the form of snow). No fewer than eight major snowstorms are predicted, including a series of significant events from mid to late January in Atlantic Canada and Southern Ontario.

The winter of 2020 sounds like it will definitely be white. Looks like it might be a good time to educate your customers on protecting their outdoor planting containers. Learn more on the subject here.

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