By Allyson Dix
Jobe Publishing, Inc.
As we celebrate the lovely autumn days, what better time than now to remind us of the winter weather lurking around the corner and perhaps it will be quite a snowy one.
The Frymire Winter Forecast for the upcoming winter season was just released with two big snow events well into January 2024.
The Frymire Forecast is an annual tradition in Kentucky started decades ago by L.H. Dick Frymire of Irvington, Ky. He garnered worldwide recognition using a Japanese Elm Tree and a special formula used alongside the tree to predict the upcoming winter weather. The family of Dick Frymire continues his tradition of winter forecast predictions and has since his death in 2013.
Most of December is mild when it comes to the snow forecast by Frymire; however, after the turn of the year, things start to ramp up. Excitement will reign for those snow lovers out there when mid-January brings not one, but two, winter wonderland events all within a nearly one-week span, based on the Frymire Forecast.
A powdery blanket of 8” of snow is forecasted for Kentucky on January 17 and a mere 8 days later, 10 more inches of snow is expected to fall. Overall, January is forecasted for a total of 25 inches of snow between the 17th and 30th.
February looks a little less snowy with a total of 15” of snow predicted on the 11th, 15th, 18th, and 20th, with the 15th seeing the most accumulation with 6 inches.
For those who hold less excitement when it comes to snowy weather, December and March will be your two favorite winter months. December 12th marks the first predicted day for snow flurries and the first tracking snow four days later.
Things start turning around in mid-March with a 65-degree forecast on the 11th and the first robin on the 22nd.
The first “light” frost is predicted on November 8th and a killing frost on November 20th.
The Frymire family shared with the prediction chart, “Winter may be worse than expected due to having more than eight heavy fogs in August.”
If the folklore legend holds true, Kentucky will perhaps see a lot more snow than normal.