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 expect.
However, leading into the winter season, there are some Ohio winter 2023-2024 predictions that we at Earth Development deem noteworthy to help you best prepare for the season ahead. Based on our research, here's what we think we will see this upcoming season in Ohio.
Ohio Winter 2023-2024 Predictions from the Old Farmer's Almanac
According to the Farmer's Almanac, winter is forecasted to be colder than normal with below-normal precipitation but above-normal snowfall. Expect the coldest periods in early to mid-December, early to late January, and much of February, with the snowiest periods in January, late February, and early March.
Prepare for a snow-filled winter in the Ohio Valley during the 2023-2024 winter season, as the El Niño event is expected to bring increased snowfall to the region. Businesses in the area should be prepared for the snow removal season to ensure smooth operations and safe premises for customers and employees. Proper planning and management of snow removal services will be essential to keep walkways, parking lots, and entrances clear. Invest in reliable snow removal equipment and services to efficiently navigate through the snowy season without any disruptions. Stay ahead of the snow and make the necessary preparations for a successful snow removal season.
November 2023 is expected to be cold and rainy with frigid temperatures ranging from 37°F to 46°F. Be sure to pack warm clothes, as you may experience cold weather throughout the month.
The month of December 2023 in Ohio is anticipated to be cold and snowy. Throughout the month, the average high temperature is forecasted to be 39°F, with an average low temperature of 25°F. Additionally, there is a higher likelihood of increased snowfall towards the end of the month according to the Farmer Almanac.
Get ready for a snowy start to the year in the Ohio Valley as above-normal precipitation and snowfall are expected overall in January. Be prepared for winter weather conditions, including snowstorms and icy roads. Make sure to have your winter essentials handy, from shovels and ice melt to warm clothes and proper footwear.
Above-normal snowfall and colder temperatures are expected through mid-February. Be prepared for snowy landscapes and chilly conditions during this period.
Farmer's Almanac Winter Wheather Forecast Ohio 2022-2023
The Ohio winter of 2022-2023 has been the second year of 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, the report shows that the winter was colder than normal. Specifically, the Farmer’s Almanac predicted below-normal precipitation, unlike last year's wetter winter climate. That being said, there was above-normal snowfall.
As predicted, November conditions started fair at first and then became a bit wetter. The temperatures dropped and we had a cold Thanksgiving and experienced snow developments towards the end of the month, specifically over the Great Lakes.
December, as was expected, was some of the coldest periods. Specifically, during early and mid-December, it was seen drier, colder air. Ohio residents experienced light snow flurries during the month to kick off the holiday season.
January continued the cold, dry trend, experiencing colder temperatures in early and late January. Additionally, Ohio winter 2023 had some of its snowiest periods during the month of January.
February continued the snowy winter period, carrying the snowfall into late February and early March. There were cold temperatures throughout this time, as predicted.
As the Farmer’s Almanac predicted, the snow continued into early March, followed by a slow increase in temperatures to welcome the spewing season.
What Was the Winter of 2022-2023 Like in Ohio?
- December 2022 — The coldest periods occurred in early and mid-December when temperatures dipped below freezing for several days in a row. The snowiest periods were in late December when several storms brought heavy snow to the state.
- January 2023 — January 2023 in Ohio was a cold and snowy month. The average temperature was 29.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.9 degrees below the 30-year normal. The coldest temperature was -25 degrees Fahrenheit in Cleveland on January 28. The most snow fell in Cleveland, with 35.6 inches.
- February 2023 — February 2023 was quite mild, with above-average temperatures and very little snow. This was a welcome change from the previous month, which was one of the snowiest on record in the state.
- March 2023 — As predicted by Almanac, the weather in Ohio was slightly warmer than average, with above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation.
How to Prepare for the 2023-2024 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 an ice control plan ready if you live in Cincinnati or other cities in Ohio.
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 2023-2024 season!
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