Let’s start with the headlines: MUCH less snow this winter than last winter. In fact, I expect less snow than our long-term average of 19.3 inches.
It will be a warmer winter than last year, but not what I would call a really warm winter. There will be periods when very cold air will move in. A couple of days could see temperatures in the single digits for lows.
There is likely to be some snow before Christmas, but not a big snowstorm. The snowiest and coldest month should be February. I don’t expect ANY big snowstorms with amounts of 10 inches-plus, and we may not even have an 8-inch storm.
The pattern sets up for icing threats at least a couple of times. A significant ice storm is possible for at least part of the area.
Here are the numbers:
|Dec. Temps||plus 1||37.4 F||minus 1.0 (from normal)|
|Jan. temps||plus 3||32.3||plus 0.9|
|Feb. temps||minus 1||34.8||minus 3.0|
|March temps||minus 1||43.2||plus 5.1|