Predictions for 2014: Winter #14

What do you see for Ohio during winter 2014 (particularly the Cincinnati area)? Thank you for all that you do.  (Curious)

The people of this area are also going to have one of the worst winters they’ve seen.  January is here, and we’re starting the entrance into the worst of it.   For Cincinnati, expect more of the same of these types of Arctic fronts to come through.  Several of them in January.  Colder temperatures will be all through January.  As hard as it is to believe, though, February will be even worse.  For Cincinnati and all of Ohio and that region of states, expect blizzards almost continuously for the first 16-24 days of February (Feb. 1 or 2, to Feb. 23 or 24).   The cold weather will continue for the people of Ohio on throughout all February, but the last week of Feb. Ohioans will see the worst of it behind them.  Some raising of temperatures will come as March comes but it will be slow and the winter temperatures will be around until the 2nd week of March.  Spring temperatures will come, rising, as normal, in the 2nd half of March, but I’m seeing a late cold spell happening in the 1st half of the month of April.

Expect to see food prices at the grocery stores to start rising by mid-February and the steadily increase by the time March arrives.

This past summer was beyond average here in Germany and I’m wondering if the heat will continue to be extreme this year in 2014. I know you’ve been speaking of the US, but do you see anything for Germany? (My Muted Voice)

I see a normal winter through to the end of March.  With the mid-April entrance of warmer temperatures, I see only a small amount of rain.  I see some rain in April but going into May and June, the water Germany needs will come from the melting mountain snow.   At the moment I’m seeing: (this could change) by the time July and August arrive, Germany will have near-drought conditions with extremely low amounts of rain in June to no rain during July through to October.  During these few months, what rain comes will be negligible and only sprinkling.
The temperatures during May – October in Germany will be higher than average, but not as bad as 2013’s summer’s temperatures.  It’s the drought that will hurt most.

For several years, Germany’s weather will be erratic with wide swings.  This goes for all of Europe.  There will be pendulum swings with almost all the regions/countries.  The abnormal weather patterns are planet-wide.  And as a pendulum swings, there will be times of “normal” weather, but only as the pendulum is swinging back the other direction, if you know what I mean.  This means that the potential for Germany to have a strange 2015 winter/spring is present.

USA experiencing lots of snow and freezing temps. You are right on! (Kathy)

I’m glad I can help.  Remember that taking steps to be able to handle this weather is what these predictions are for.   And remember – when considering what to do to prepare, we also need to consider what we may be able to do to help others during this time.  Cooperation, contribution, and community are three things that are always worth the effort.

“God designed us to need one another.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1988)