Since 2010 ended in one of the biggest snow storms in New York City history, I decided to check the Old Farmer's Almanac to see what we can expect here in Brooklyn for the rest of this winter. Not quite sure how a farmer would go about predicting the weather here in Brooklyn, but there doesn't seem to be anything too out of the ordinary in January and February's forecast. Snow, rain and cold. The usual stuff. But before you despair, you may be happy to know that there are only 76 days left till Spring. That's not so bad, is it?
2-Month Weather Forecast
JANUARY 2011: temperature 30 ° (3 ° below avg.); precipitation 2.5" (1" below avg.); Jan 1-5: Snow, then sunny, very cold; Jan 6-11: Snow showers, then sunny, cold; Jan 12-17: Rain and snow, seasonable; Jan 18-21: Snowstorm, then sunny, very cold; Jan 22-24: Snow, then sunny, cold; Jan 25-31: Snow, then sunny, very cold.
FEBRUARY 2011: temperature 35 ° (2 ° above avg.); precipitation 4" (1" above avg.); Feb 1-3: Sunny, turning mild; Feb 4-6: Heavy rain, mild; Feb 7-10: Rain to snow; Feb 11-16: Snow showers, then sunny, very cold; Feb 17-20: Snowstorm, then sunny; Feb 21-24: Rain, then sunny, mild; Feb 25-26: Rain, mild; Feb 27-28: Sunny, mild.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2010 to October 2011
Winter will be colder and drier than normal, on average, with below-normal snowfall in New England and above-normal snowfall elsewhere. The coldest periods will be in mid-December, January, and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early January and mid- and late February.
April and May will be cooler and drier than normal.
Summer will be drier and slightly cooler than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- and late June, early July, and early to mid-August.
September and October will be much cooler and rainier than normal.