West Texas winters seem to be getting colder and wetter the past few years. We have consistently been a few degrees under the average temperature for several years. The 2014-2015 winter looks to be no exception.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has finally released its long range winter forecast

 Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England

Yep. Guess Mother Nature know how us Texas like the cold... yay. Check out out this handy dandy map they provided.


So, another colder than average winter, but that is not all. It's going to be wetter too!

The NOAA forecast shows

"The Precipitation Outlook favors above-average precipitation across the southern tier, from the southern half of California, across the Southwest, South-central, and Gulf Coast states, Florida, and along the eastern seaboard to Maine


The Old Farmer's Almanac does seem to support the NOAA's forecast as well:

Winter temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall all will be below normal. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early January, and mid- to late January, while the snowiest periods across the north will occur in mid- to late December and early to mid-January.
April and May will be warmer and rainier than normal, on average.
Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, despite a hurricane threat in late July. The hottest periods will be in late June, early July, and early and late August.

Old Farmer's Almanac

 The Old Farmer Almanac has been around for a while, founded in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas, who believed that all the weather on Earth was influenced by the magnetic storms on the sun, or sunspots. Which is really interesting because most of the predictions from the Old Farmer's Almanac are so accurate that farmers and ranchers swear by it.