D.C. Should Prepare For 'Polar Coaster Winter,' Outlet Says

August 27, 2019

The upcoming winter will feature freezing temperatures and more precipitation than usual, prompting one organization to deem it a “polar coaster winter.”

The Farmers’ Almanac, which released its 2020 long-range weather forecast, said winter in and around the District this year will be “frigid, freezing and frosty.” 

Farmers’ Almanac anticipates the coolest temperatures will arrive in the last week of January and remain through the start of February. 

A “suspenseful” start to January in the eastern U.S. is also likely, the report said. 

“This may mean frequent freefalling precipitation as well as strong and gusty winds,” according to the Almanac. 

The first two weeks of January could feature “copious amounts of snow, rain, sleet and ice,” the report said. 

Farmers’ Almanac said spring will be slow to arrive, but the summer will also bring temperatures higher than usual.

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