Business owners in Ohio are familiar with how winter weather can reduce foot traffic and decrease sales during colder months. Generally, Ohio winter weather is icy, due to the Arctic air that moves south with the jet stream, bringing freezing temperatures - this we can all expect.
However, leading into the winter season, there are some Ohio winter 2022-2023 predictions Earth Development can anticipate to best prepare for the season ahead. Here’s what we think we will see this upcoming season in Ohio.
The Ohio winter 2022-2023 predictions are predicated on this being the second year for the current La Nina weather pattern. La Nina is a climate pattern that originates in the Pacific Ocean but impacts the global weather forecast.
Based on the Farmer’s Almanac winter 2022-2023 predictions for the upcoming chilly season, the report shows that the winter will be colder than normal. Specifically, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts that there will be below-normal precipitation, unlike last year's wetter winter climate. That being said, there will be above-normal snowfall.
With this in mind, November conditions are expected to start fair at first, and then become a bit wetter. The Farmer's Almanac predicts a cold thanksgiving, and snow developments towards the end of the month, specifically over the Great Lakes.
Moving into December, we are expected to see some of the closet periods. Specifically, during early and mid-December, we will see drier, colder air than weeks prior. Additionally, at the start of the month, expect light snow flurries to kick off the holiday season.
January will continue the cold, dry trend, experiencing colder temperatures in early and late January. Additionally, the Ohio winter 2023 predictions expect some of the snowiest periods during the month of January.
February will continue the snowy winter period, carrying the snowfall into late February and early march. Expect cold temperatures to continue throughout this time.
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts that snow will continue into early March, followed by a slow increase in temperatures to welcome the spewing season.
What Was the Winter 2021-2022 in Ohio?
- December 2021 — Wet and warm conditions were prevalent throughout the Ohio Valley in December 2021. This was mostly aligned with our predictions. In the second half of the month, temperatures dropped. Overall, temps were above average.
- January 2022 — January was predicted to be a very snowy and cold month. This prediction was mostly accurate, with precipitation about average for the year but temperatures very low.
- February 2022 — The Farmer’s Almanac predicted cold weather and massive storms with above-average precipitation. Above-average precipitation did occur. However, temperatures were not very cold and stayed slightly above average for the month.
- March 2022 — Icy temps and above-average precipitation levels were predicted to carry over from February. What happened was temperatures remained above-average, but predictions for higher precipitation rates did occur.
How to Prepare for the 2022-2023 Winter Season in Ohio?
While temperatures are expected to be slightly higher than usual, the snow will persist, and increased precipitation means more sleet. To mitigate risks wrought by winter weather, you should have snow removal and ice control plan in Cincinnati and other cities.
Stocking up on salt and deicing agents ensures that you can get rid of it as quickly as possible when the snow does arrive. Always store salt in a cool, dry place to stop it from absorbing additional moisture.
Along with this preventative measure, you can also analyze your outdoor space for any weaknesses. Paving cracks, tripping hazards, and potholes are prone to become problem areas. Water that freezes in open crevices expands and widens cracks as seasons go by.
Always try repairing these damages during summer.
Snow also covers tripping hazards. This poses a danger to pedestrians, which is why it's best to remove them before the start of winter.
At Earth Development, we have teams of local snow removal contractors throughout Ohio. Our equipment, workforce, and expertise will prepare your property for all seasons - not just during winter.
That being said, many businesses count on us for pre-treatment and ice control to prevent the formation of ice on driveways and parking lots, as well as for regular snow removal. We’re taking requests for snow removal for the next 2022-2023 season!
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