Farmer’s Almanac Lays Out What Spring & Summer 2023 Looks Like for Michigan
If you're like me, I am more than ready for warmer temperatures right after the whole "White Christmas" scene. Sure, sweater weather is all fine and good, but I'm ready for those days of sunshine and anything that registers above 60 degrees.
Thankfully Spring is just around the corner and summer is on the horizon here in Michigan. So far we can all agree that winter has been a bit lackluster compared to other years. (Hopefully, I didn't just jinx us into a massive March winter storm with that thought). With the mildness of the year so far, it could be a sign that spring and summer will be just as easygoing.
When it comes to getting the lowdown on weather predictions the masses still turn to the good ole' Old Farmer's Almanac. Since 1818 the Farmers' Almanac has been the 'Weather Bible' with its annual publications each year.
Farmer's Almanac Spring 2023 Prediction
For those of us residing in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring officially arrives on March 20 at 5:24 p.m. EDT, with the arrival of the spring equinox. According to Farmer's Almanac, the season and the weather may not be on the same page.
"According to our long-range outlook, temperatures will be slow to warm. In fact, around the time of the vernal equinox, unseasonably cold temperatures may be gripping many parts of the country, extending the 'shiver and shovel' portion of our outlook. We are predicting a soggy, shivery spring ahead. Overall, we see a wet and cool season for most places, with spring taking its sweet time to arrive"
As for the chances that one of those late bouts with the white stuff occurring, Farmer's Almanac says,
"Snow will continue to be mentioned in early April for the Great Lakes".
Summer 2023 Weather Prediction
As for Summer, which will arrive with the solstice on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 10:58 a.m. EDT., our area will be coming off of a warmer-than-usual month of May. The Farmer's Almanac predicts that Summer 2023 will be warmer than normal. Rainfall will be below normal in the east and near normal in the west with the hottest periods in mid-July and early and late August. September and October will be warmer and rainier than normal, on average.
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