The Old Farmers Almanac - Fall 2020

The Old Farmers Almanac - Fall 2020

Posted by Tara Kennedy on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 10:32am.

Autumn Equinox - September 22, 2020

Tuesday’s equinox will happen at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, when the sun crosses the equator, heading south. It is one of two that happen every year, on the first days of spring and fall.

On the equinoxes, hours of daylight and darkness are nearly (but not exactly) equal. They are the midpoints between the solstices, which happen on the first days of winter and summer – when daylight hours are at their minimum and maximum respectively.

The days will continue to get shorter until the 2020 winter solstice on Dec. 21, which is also the first day of winter.

 

Farmer's Almanac for Autumn 2020

Our Long Range Weather Forecasts are based on three scientific disciplines:
~ solar science (the study of sunspots and other solar activity)
~ climatology (the study of prevailing weather patterns)
~ meteorology (the study of the atmosphere)
We predict future weather trends and events by comparing solar patterns and historical weather conditions with current solar activity.
HOW ACCURATE ARE THE ALMANAC’S LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS?
The Almanac’s weather predictions are made up to 18 months in advance, but are traditionally 80 percent accurate nevertheless. (Not bad for more than 225 years of predicting, we think!) To get the most from long term forecasts, it’s important to look at patterns and trends and not necessarily day-by-day predictions. Weather tends to evolve in patterns that last 5 to 7 days.
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SEPTEMBER 2020 LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE PRAIRIES
Dates Weather Conditions
Sep 1-7 Showers, then sunny, cool
Sep 8-13 Showers; warm, then cool
Sep 14-19 Sunny, turning warm
Sep 20-24 Showers, turning cool
Sep 25-30 Sunny, then showers; warm
September temperature 13°C (2°C above avg.) precipitation 45mm (avg.)
OCTOBER 2020 LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE PRAIRIES
Dates Weather Conditions
Oct 1-9 A few showers, cool
Oct 10-18 Showers, mild, then sunny, cool
Oct 19-22 Snow, then sunny, cold
Oct 23-31 Sunny, mild
October temperature 7°C (1°C above avg.) precipitation 25mm (avg.)

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