Update: We're just months away from what many experts are saying will be a potential winter freeze following Winter Storm Uri of February 2021.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, Texas is predicted to reach icy cold conditions this winter season.
For 2021-2022 Winter weather forecast, they're calling it "A Season of Shivers."
Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac says:
This coming winter could well be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years,"
In February 2021, the area experienced extremely cold temperatures and snow across many parts of Texas.
As a result, the Texas power grid failed, leaving millions of residents across the state in the dark with no electricity for days in a winter storm.
Hundreds of deaths occurred as a result unfortunately with Harris County having the largest death toll.
No electricity, freezing temperatures, and with many residents of the area being ill-prepared for such an event, left many parts of Texas in devastation.
Are we more prepared if another winter freeze happens?
Will another freeze happen this winter?
The Farmer's Almanac points to the answer.
Yes, it's a possibility.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, this is the January 2022 outlook:
And for our friends in the Southern Great Plains, including Texas and Oklahoma, we are sorry to report that late January may bring some potentially frigid and flaky weather like you experienced last winter. Hopefully, it won’t be as robust, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared."
More Winter predictions:
Winter will be colder than normal, especially in the south, with the coldest periods in mid- to late November, mid- and late December, and early and late January. Precipitation will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south. Snowfall will be near normal, with the best chances for snow in early and late January, mainly in the north.
How can you prepare for the next freeze?
The WFAA gives some of these tips to stay safe and prepare for a winter storm event:
- Drip water faucets
- Care for outdoor pets
- Insulate water pipes and disconnect all hoses and inside outside faucets
- Apply weather stripping around your doors
- Stock up
- Create an emergency kit
How will you know if a winter freeze is coming?
Follow the media and stay up to date on the news, where they can provide a forecast in advance to give you some time to plan for any possible winter storm event that may approach.
Are you prepared for winter in Texas?
What preparations have you made?
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