Pittsburgh winter 2015 - 2016

Pittsburgh winter 2015 - 2016

 

With fall almost over, the time of breaking out the snow gear and winter wardrobe is getting even closer. When living in Pittsburgh, you know there is cold weather and snowy days to look forward to in the months ahead.

Take heed of these warnings – you might want to wrap up in a blanket before reading.

El Nino (bases predictions on the fluctuations in temperature between the atmosphere and ocean in the east-central pacific) has predicted the winter in Pittsburgh will be a mild beginning “but a snowy and cooler ending.”

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac (predictions system based on a mathematical, meteorological, climatological formula) and El Nino, the month of December is going to be colder and more dry than usual.

December will consist of a mix of rain and snow with a monthly average of 36 degrees according to the Farmer’s Almanac (a mathematical and astronomical formula based predictions system). The Farmer’s Almanac however provides different information about December, calling for “above normal snowfall.”

These sources predict that February will be the coldest month this winter season with the most amount of snow.

The amount of snowfall expected this month is 60 inches, according to El Nino. This compares to the national average of last year’s snowfall of 41.9 inches.

These sources range from 80 to 95 percent in accuracy so your heating system will be vital in keeping you and your family warm this winter. For any needs regarding your heating system, Gillece is available 24/7 and ready to assist you.