"Hurricane's" Winter Forecast 2010: Let It Snow? - NBC 10 Philadelphia

"Hurricane's" Winter Forecast 2010: Let It Snow?

Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz predicts how much snow we're getting this winter.



    "Hurricane" Schwartz' Winter Forecast 2010

    It's finally here! Find out Meteorologist Glenn Schwartz' snow predictions for this winter. (Published Friday, Nov. 19, 2010)

    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:

     Forecast"Normal"Last Winter
    Total snow12-18"19.3"78.7"
    Dec. snow4"2.1"24.1"
    Jan. snow3"7.5"3.1"
    Feb. snow7"6.6"51.5"
    March snow1"3.3"Trace
    Dec. Tempsplus 137.4 Fminus 1.0 (from normal)
    Jan. tempsplus 332.3plus 0.9
    Feb. tempsminus 134.8minus 3.0
    March tempsminus 143.2plus 5.1