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What To Expect in Winter 2021-2022 in the Midwestern United States

October 8, 2020
What To Expect in Winter 2021-2022 in the Midwestern United States
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At Earth Development, we don’t just provide the most reliable snow removal services in Midwest states ranging from North Dakota to Ohio, Kansas, and Michigan, we work tirelessly to ensure our clients are informed and know what to expect every winter forecast.

Drawing on Midwest winter predictions by expert meteorologists, we initiate preemptive action to prepare businesses and homes for severe weather conditions in the coming winter months. Every year, we track climate trends, so you can mitigate hazardous weather.

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What Was the Winter 2020-2021 Forecast for the Midwest?

Temperatures were predicted to compare to 30-year averages in much of the midwestern United States, with some severe weather events throughout the Midwest. And the prediction of the early arrival of Arctic winds gave plenty of time to prepare for the disruptive snows and ice.

In the northern and midwestern United States, there was indeed plenty of snow in mid and late winter. With blizzards and gusting Arctic winds in Christmas and mid-February, there were temperature drops in the range from -30 to -40 °F, with strong winds around 60 mph in the Great Lake region.

Between 2021-2022, the United States should brace itself for an unpredictable winter, combined with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As usual, in winter months, businesses and offices need to take extra precautions to make work and retail as safe as possible, including the clearing of snow from driveways, entryways, and parking lots.

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Midwest Winter Forecast 2021-2022

This year, a near-normal amount of snowfall from coast to coast has been predicted by the Farmer’s Almanac. Winter in the Midwest will be cold and flaky in January, with a blizzard forecast later in the month. In general, the Midwest is likely to experience a typical weather pattern, including some sizable storms, yet they won’t produce enough rainfall to assuage the current drought.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says that any chances of an El Niño Midwest winter will be eclipsed by La Niña returning between November 2021 and January 2022. This will create a wetter than average winter in the eastern Midwest, particularly Ohio Valley, where it will likely cause earlier snowfall.

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January is expected to be an overall stormy period with a mix of rain, snow, sleet, and ice. The Great Lakes and Midwest will experience a bitter cold and tumultuous first month of winter, with temperatures decreasing towards the end of the month.

February should bring calmer skies, however, the Farmers Almanac has also predicted a “winter whopper” for the Northwest, with several winter storms in the Midwest predicted throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The eastern third of the U.S. will experience 57% fewer days of measurable precipitation in comparison to January, which is a significant drop-off compared to previous years.

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Around the time of the Vernal Equinox on March 20, the Midwest will experience much colder temperatures than usual. The entire winter will be bookended by freezing conditions, with a pause in wintry weather in the middle of the season, making it as unpredictable as ever.

Keep in mind that these kinds of long-term predictions are not reliable, since the weather can change drastically in a short term.

How to Prepare for the Midwest Winter 2021-2022

The combination of precipitation and melting snow makes outdoor surfaces slippery, posing risks to vehicles and people. The return of La Niña for the second year in a row brings the opportunity for snow to freeze over parking lots, pavements, walkways, and entryways.

This is where Earth Development can help, especially during challenging weather conditions, when snow needs to be urgently removed from critical access points. We deliver up-to-date weather reports and have a team of snow removal experts across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio.

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Our insured and qualified team utilizes the latest equipment to remove snow with specialized machinery. We also provide reasonably priced snow removal and deicing plans to ensure you have the tools, expertise to combat winter weather. At Earth Development, we provide comprehensive outdoor maintenance services, attending to properties before, during, and after winter.

Whether you have a massive tarmac that needs regular cleaning or important entryways that need to be kept safe, we can arrange a plan to suit your budget. Our team is here to keep your family, business, and clients safe.

Get Your Free Quote Today!

We are taking requests for snow removal for the 2021-2022 season! Be prepared for the harsh winter weather by getting your free quote today.

Give the team a call or reach out online, and not only will we send a team to evaluate your property, we’ll even welcome you to come to see the fleet for yourself!

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