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Six more weeks of winter? Here’s what you can expect.

The good news? Spring is coming soon, bringing with it longer days and warmer weather.  The bad news? We still have at least a month left of winter.  

More than 90% of U.S. states see their lowest average temperature in the month of January, so the coldest month is likely behind us. But February is certainly not all flowers and sunshine. 

In 2021, February brought a polar vortex and record-breaking cold. Conditions might not be quite so extreme this year, but experts are still predicting cold weather and snowfall to last throughout February and potentially into March. 

Here is a breakdown of what each region can expect: 

Northwest: 

Unfortunately for those living in the northwestern areas of the United States, temperatures for February are expected to hover below the typical average. That trend is expected to continue into March as well, but experts predict that by the end of March, temperatures will be closer to average.

Precipitation levels for February and March are expected to be high in this region, meaning you could expect an increased amount of snow throughout February. 

West Coast:

Northern California and Nevada are expected to see below-average temperatures for February and into March. The southern areas of these states are going to experience near-average temperatures for the rest of winter.

Precipitation levels are expected to be average, meaning you will see some snowflakes in early or mid-February.  

Southwest:

After several areas in the southwest saw unprecedented temperatures and snowfall in February of 2021, that doesn’t seem to be the case for 2022. Temperatures are expected to be above average for the rest of the winter season, while precipitation levels are expected to be lower than average. Cold temperatures and snowstorms are still a possibility but should not be nearly as extreme as a year ago.  

Southeast:

The southernmost states in this region, such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, are expected to experience above-average temperatures throughout February and March, along with below-average levels of precipitation. This makes for a relatively mild winter for these states. 

The northern states in this region, such as North and South Carolina and Virginia, have already experienced higher levels of snow this winter. The snow and cold temperatures are not over yet, but it seems the worst is past.

Midwest:

Nearly every state in the midwestern region of the U.S. receives snow every winter. This year, midwestern states are expecting above-average precipitation throughout February, paired with average temperatures. February should bring the last of the snow, but it looks like there will be a few more storms for the remainder of winter. 

Northeast:

The Northeast has been hit hard with snow so far this winter, as it is nearly every year. Precipitation levels are expected to be higher than normal this February, which leads us to believe that the snow is not going anywhere for the rest of the winter months.  

DMG Assistance:

DMG begins preparing for snow long before the storms start. We spend the summer and fall months getting ready, with training, property reviews and equipment purchase and allocation.  

During the snow season, we create a specific attack plan for each storm. We leverage our nationwide provider network, and we offer you around-the-clock communication and support.  

Once the storms are through, our work is still not done. We start immediately adjusting and preparing for next year. 

For more information, visit our website.

 

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