Time is running out for my 2022 camping season. Every weekend in the month of October, when I drive through the campground where I have a seasonal site, I see more and more campers winterized and closed up for the next 6 months or so. It's a depressing thing to see.

I am happy to note that this past summer was great for spending weekends and vacations at camp. The weather cooperated better than in past years. I will hang on until almost the last day the campground is open for the season, to winterize and close up my camper.

Then, it's just winter, and me fighting it out for the next several months. And since we're on the subject of winter weather, earlier this fall I looked at what we can expect to deal with, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Well, it didn't look favorable, that is unless you love cold, snow, and ice. Then there's the debate about whether this publication's predictions are accurate.

Well, The Weather Channel has weighed in on their winter 2022-2023 winter outlook as well, and it's predicting a colder winter for the northeast, in addition to most of the northern United States. For those who are 'snowbirds', you will enjoy a warmer than normal winter in the southern parts of the country.

The Weather Channel reports that for the months of December through February, the temperature outlook for the northeast will be near average, with February edging more toward a normal winter temperature.

And what is making our weather patterns this winter? The Weather Channel states that  La Niña, which is the periodic cooling of the equatorial Pacific Ocean waters will be responsible for our weather outlook.

This is the third year in a row for La Niña, which The Weather Channel report means a "colder than average winter in northern and western parts of the country, and a warmer South and East."

[via The Weather Channel]

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