Tomorrow we kick off the first day of December and it looks like we are in for a wild weather ride to wrap up 2023.

Looking ahead to the final month of the year, it looks like there could be some bad news for people who like to ski and snowboard.

The Old Farmer's Almanac has put out its extended forecast for December and it looks like the "El Nino" that is coming across the United States is going to end up bringing some unusual weather across New York in the month of December.

The forecast is calling for a warmer and milder end to the year.

The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting some snow early one but then a  a warmer and wetter December than normal.

DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-3Snow north, rain south; turning cold
Dec 4-8Sunny, chilly
Dec 9-18Rainy periods; cold, then mild
Dec 19-23Sunny, chilly
Dec 24-27Rainy, warm
Dec 28-31Snow and rain; cold, then warm
Decembertemperature 43° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 5.5" (2" above avg.)

As you can see we are looking at above-average temperatures for the month with a cold start and warming up towards the end.


Snow will be with us in the beginning and rain will take over for much of the month with the warmer temperatures.

Overall the amount of rain and snow will be a couple of inches above the average we usually get in the month of December.

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