Official Winter 2012-2013 Outlook

23 comments on “Official Winter 2012-2013 Outlook

  1. I AM A WEATHER FANATIC AND I CERTAINLY HOPE YOUR FORCAST IS RIGHT. I LIVE IN TH CATSKILLS AND AFTER LAST WINTER { NON WINTER) I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A GOOD OLD FASHION WINTER THIS YEAR.

  2. With any luck, the Middle Atlantic/Northeast will once again have below-average snowfall. That’s my fervent hope. Philly had enough snow in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 to allow us a few lean years (if no snow fell in the Philly area for the next three winters, the average for the six winters would still be the historical average going back to about 1880).

  3. With the ocean temps reaching warmer than normal levels, won’t this be a setup for nor-easterners? Living in West Virginia, sometimes the forecasts for the mid-Ohio Valley don’t quite apply for the west central part of the state.
    I am curious if you have ever ( in the fall) looked at Persimmon seeds for a fun way to see what kind of winter we will have. The past 5 years that I have done this, they have been spot on with predicting the winter weather. Sometime this month or next, I will again check this years seeds for their predictions of the 2012-2013 winter. Just for fun, check this years seeds out to see how close their prediction is with yours!

    Julie

  4. I checked last year and had spoons and did not get any snow. A dusting one time. I was so disappointed I will check this year but will not take it seriously.

  5. @Wendall
    Well, apparently, that’s NOT going to happen lol
    I have been doing quite a bit of research.
    With the way this el nino pattern is developing, they are calling for a much snowier winter for much of the east coast. Including the mid atlantic region. Even accuweather is predicting it and from other weather sites! Right now, It’s like nearly every time i look up the winter outlooks for this year on the east coast wise, they come back mostly similar of what they keep saying for the eastern part of the United States

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-oOm1ZBGg&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjguX94mW40&list=FL5PiaYfhIcZtvW2bV01d7Ng&feature=mh_lolz

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/snow-for-i-95-corridor-northeast-winter/69820

    http://weatheradvance.com/official-winter-2012-2013-outlook

    I feel confident for what’s in store for the east coast this winter. But it’s like my Aunt would say, “I’ll believe it when i see it” :)

  6. A lot of this winter’s precip is going to have to do the NAO/AO and PNA/PDO. Just hope it is not another negative PNA/PDO year where the northwest part of the US gets all the precip and the rest of the country is generally drier than average. Seems like is the past 4 years, other than this recent winter, the NAO/AO has been negative. Hopefully we have a negative NAO/AO for this El Nino.

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  8. I have lived in the Tahoe Basin for 26 years, which is long enough to know that nobody can predict the weather here. The best weather predictor in these parts is the weather rock. If it’s wet, its raining, if it’s white it’s snowing, if you can’t see it, its dark.

  9. Weather centre, now they don’t know whats going to happen. their so-called outlook is a bunch of BS.
    it’s like they cannot make up their minds.
    I disagree with their outlook.

  10. Hoping for another easy winter like last year (northern NJ) as previous year almost killed me. We are landscapers that grow our own trees, hence the need for greenhouses. Know what it’s like to battle snow storms from keeping their roofs from collapsing in & they are 90 ft long! Take a rubber squeege on a 16 ft extention pole & try not to bury yourself in a snowslide once it rips loose, then snow blow around the circumference so the sides don’t collapse in. Can’t use heaters to often as trees will come out of dormancy. How bad was it you ask? I had to stake vegetables all around as the animals (deer, rabbits, etc) kept trying to break in to get at the tree bark. They were that hungry because of the accumulated snow. FYI. found out rabbits prefer bok choy over iceberg

  11. According to Brett Anderson at AccuWeather, the ECMWF says that the NAO will be predominantly positive this winter.

  12. my question is in the state of wisconsin when will we get our first measurable snowfall and how much show do you know we will get seasonal total to sum it all up when is the earliest snowfall measurment or the first real snow storm of the season for the madison wisconsin area

  13. Yeah but the weather forecasters have been wrong alot in the past 10 years. Seems like since we got all this technology they can’t predict the weather that great. They will say sunny and cool and ends up being 90 and humid, or they will say no rain in site for my area then it will pour down. So till i see the snow i don’t believe the forecasters.

  14. I have recently become interested in reading the predictions for South Carolina, where I’ve lived my whole life. I was so disappointed to have a warm winter last year, and was hoping to have a cold one. It does not seem like Christmas when it’s 70 degrees. I’m not sure of the weather terms El Nino and Nina. Does anyone know of the prediction for this winter for the coast of SC?

  15. @ linda noe
    I agree with this forecast above, and I am actually in the process of making a post on my thoughts on this upcoming winter, and I go in depth into the reasons for my thinking and why it will not be like last year, and I explain how this is relating to what we are currently seeing in the pattern.

  16. Can somebody please tell me when the snow is coming for the northeast , many have been sayng we were going to get a lot of snow but it’s already January 15 and still no snow!!!

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