This year, the Minnesota winter forecast 2021 comes with a La Ninã Watch from the NOAA, meaning that precipitation will be above normal, which usually results in higher snowfalls. With increased rain and Minnesota snow, extra care needs to be taken to ensure businesses can operate and families can get in and out of their homes.
What Was the Winter 2020-2021 Forecast in Minnesota?
The Farmers’ Almanac predicted a cold winter with “above normal snowfall” with snow being “abundant” across the upper Midwest, as well as a possible blizzard, hitting the Mid-Atlantic and North-Eastern states in the second week of February with a knock-on effect on states reaching into the Midwest.
On Christmas week a powerful blizzard occurred, with strong winds up to 68 mph in speed. The Farmers’ Almanac’s prediction of abnormal temperatures in February was true, as the Midwest suffered from cold waves, dropping the temperature down to −40 °F in some locations in Minnesota.
Every year, Minnesota businesses and families are adversely impacted by the snow forecast in Minnesota. Those who prepare and hire the help of snow removal and ice management experts are the least affected and can (literally) keep their doors open. Here’s what to expect regarding Minnesota winter 2021 predictions.
Minnesota Snow Predictions 2021-2022 from The Farmers’ Almanac
The trusted and renowned Farmers’ Almanac has long-provided weather predictions across the United States and Canada. It has, for the past two hundred years, provided accurate forecasts that have helped farmers, business owners and households make adequate preparations for the coming cold months.
The Farmers’ Almanac predicts the Minnesota 2021 winter forecast will have 57% fewer days of measurable precipitation in February, compared to January, but by March rainfall will be near normal.
The winter solstice, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, is set to bring below-average cold temperatures and copious amounts of snow. January is expected to start out mild and become colder towards the end of the month, with periods of rain, snow, sleet, and ice.
When will it snow in Minnesota? According to the NOAA, late December, early and late January, late February, and early March are likely to be the snowiest periods - when snowblowers will be needed most.
Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard, who covers the impacts of La Niña on Minnesota, has predicted the phenomenon will return and correlate with cooler weather. It’s possible that winter storms could produce as much as 55 to 65 inches of snowfall in Minneapolis, which typically only saw 54.7 inches of snow on average between 1991 and 2020.
The Farmers’ Almanac also noted that above-normal snowfall and precipitation calls for “wetter than white” conditions, with “bouts of chilly rain” possible throughout Winter. Temperatures in the Twin Cities in December are expected to average approximately 26 degrees and just 22 in January and 28 in February.
Preparing for Minnesota Winter 2021-2022
Physical house and business safety remain paramount to surviving the winter. At Earth Development, we have the tools, knowledge, and team to help you prepare for whatever winter weather has to throw at Minnesota.
Whether you’re in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or any other city or region throughout the state, Earth Development can help you with our snow and ice removal services. We take proper precautions and attend to your property before, during, and after winter weather events to prevent snow and ice build-up and maintain foot traffic for your business in winter.
Our qualified and fully insured team uses the best technology and equipment to clear important home and business entry points. We have several competitively priced snow removal and deicing plans to ensure you have everything you need to combat challenging winter weather.
Whether you need an emergency snow removal service or general landscaping maintenance, we are here to help! We offer snow blowing, snow plowing, snow shoveling, and sidewalk shoveling services. Our strategies and techniques in snow removal will help keep you safe and productive.
We are taking requests for snow removal for the next 2021-2022 season!
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