Take a look at this map below. It’s a snow cover map of the US as of December 15th, not just this year but of the past 11 years :
All market fundamentals are bullish right now and I’ve also read some meteorological reports suggesting January is going to be a cold one for most of the United States due to the Alaskan Ridge that is in place, bringing them record heat and the lower 48 the colder air we have been experiencing. Weather experts believe this ridge will hold up into January and perhaps much of the month.
This is all a bit odd, as the rest of the GLOBE experienced the warmest November in recorded history, dating back to the 1880’s. The exceptions, according to NOAA, were central and eastern portions of North America, the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, northern Austrailia and Southwestern Greenland.
If you’re short January, locking in prices on some gallons might not be a bad idea.