The Farmers Almanac states Rio Rancho will have high precipitation chances this winter, starting in November.
“Winter will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation,” the almanac’s forecast reads.
Farmers Almanac says the coldest periods will be in late November, mid- and late December, and mid-January. Snowfall will be below normal in most areas that normally receive snow, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-January and early February.
Most of the U.S. will see what has been labeled as an El Niño winter, which means a wetter winter.
The past few winters have been described as La Niña, or dryer.
Snowfall amounts in Rio Rancho might not be extreme, though residents can expect at least a few days where snow is present.
The almanac’s highlight is the southern United States getting better water supply to areas that have been dry previous years.