2020 Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Wet Winters and Hot Summer for Western Maryland

Residents can expect a rainy winter and an early summer.

Frederick, MD – The 228th Farmer’s Almanac was recently released, predicting a “Wet and Wild” Winter for the Maryland area.

The 2020 almanac outlines a warmer winter with above average precipitation for the Appalachian region which includes Frederick County. Mid- January and late February to early March will have the coldest periods.

Farmer’s Almanac Senior Editor Sarah Perreault said people in the area can expect more rain than snow this winter.

“Have an umbrella handy,” Perreault said. “Keep in mind that it could also mean more slush.”

Perreault said those looking for a cold winter should take a trip to the northern end of the US that is expecting a series of snow storms. Anyone looking to escape the cold should look into a trip to Florida or Texas.

“We’re calling Florida the ‘Tip of the Nice-Burg,'”Perreault said. “It’s going to be absolutely perfect in Florida this winter.”

After winter ends, the Almanac predicts a warmer than normal summer for the region with the hottest periods occurrung mid-June, mid to late July and mid August.

The Farmer’s Almanac holds a traditional accuracy rate of 80% on average. A copy of the 2020 Farmer’s Almanac can be picked up at local bookstores and at https://www.almanac.com/

By Timothy Young