We are just two months away from the 2023 spring equinox but who's counting?

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On Tuesday, as we were watching predictions come out about this week’s storm, I tried to look ahead to see what the spring and summer had in store. While at the time, the Farmers Almanac only had January and February predictions, there was a small sneak peek into what the summer might bring.

According to that prediction summer will be “hotter and drier than normal”. Early predictions say that the hottest periods will be in mid-to-late June, mid-July, and early and late August.

But what does spring have in store for us?

We typically look forward to spring because it means it’s the beginning of the warm weather, but this year, not so much.


According to the long-term outlook, temperatures “will be slow to warm”. The vernal equinox will bring unseasonably cold temperatures that will stick around. The spring outlook across the country predicts a “soggy, shivery spring ahead.”

Looking at predictions for our area, Iowa will be “coolish” with “above normal precipitation”.

Winter Predictions

In August the Farmer’s Almanac released its winter predictions. Those predictions told us that Iowa was in Hibernation Zone that will be Glacial and Snow-Filled.


So far, it seems like these predictions have held true. In December, we were hit with a storm that brought blizzards, high winds, snowfall, and record-cold temperatures across the United States. This week, we dealt with another snowstorm that is expected to hit much of Iowa.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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