Comparisons of the cold season of 2009-2010 to this current season is becoming more common. Similarities Temperature wise are coming into place. With an El Nino in place many are expecting a wild ride during the winter season and many may be right.
So far October has been below average in the East, despite the warm shots of mid 70s evey now and then. In 2009-2010 October was also colder than average, but in November everything flipped and the East averaged above normal in tempuratures.
As you can see, November was almost record breaking in terms of temperatures in some spots. The GFS has been showing a lot of support for above normal temperatures in the east for the first week of November and beyond. That is definately something that has to be watched.
Although November was warm, that doesn’t suggest that the winter is going to be warm as well. As a matter of fact February brought near record cold air to the Southern States, as well as the lower Mid-Atlantic. And it also brought one of the record breaking snowstorms to Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
Here is a video from Brianscrazytalk YouTube Channel showing the crazy storm that hit the Eastern States from February 5th to the 7th. Snow amounts exceeded over 32 inches in some spots.
As you can see the Correlation is becoming more relative as time is showing, so if you want a cold and snowy winter, perhaps a warm November isn’t so bad after all.