Hi! I was wondering if there's a farmer's almanac or similar source that predicts snowfall for each upcoming winter. ...And whether or not they're worth paying any attention to. I know there's no crystal ball, but in Chicago they generally have an idea of whether it's going to be a snowy year or not.
The reason I'm asking is that I'm hoping to hike to Glen Aulin and beyond next year, but it's a guessing game as to when to get permits. It's a safer bet to go in July, but we'd like to avoid the midsummer crowds and would prefer to go earlier in the season--if the weather would permit it.
I guess worst case scenario we can just roll the dice and get the permits for mid/late June, or I could suppress my overly anal planning tendencies and try for first-come-first served permits. (*Shudder.*) But I figured I'd ask anyway. Thanks!