Accuweather: Brace For Snowy Winter

El Nino will lead to more snow across the mid-Atlantic.

Are you dreaming of sleds and ski trips and snow days?

If so, you may not have to dream for long. Accuweather's forecast model for this coming winter calls for the El Nino climate pattern above average snowfall in the mid-Atlantic and parts of the Midwest.

The Baltimore area sees an average of 20.2 inches of snow each winter, but we've yet to scrape that number since the 2009-10 season, where we saw 77 inches of snow. The winter of 2010-11 saw 14.4 inches and this past winter saw less than two, according to National Weather Service data.

The Baltimore Sun, which first caught Accuweather's report, noted that the weather website's May predictions about what this summer would feel like, with plenty of severe weather in the mix, turned out to be accurate.

You tell us: If the predictions turn out to be right, how do you feel about more snow? Tell us in the comments!

Randon Fritsch August 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Since I'm retired and don't HAVE to go anywhere most days, I welcome the snow -- and a chance to use the snow shoes I bought at the end of the 2010-2011 winter. :o)
Other Tim August 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I don't put much faith in long term weather forecasts. Heck, the meteorologists around here don't seem to get the forecast right for the next couple of days, much less months in advance. They did not see the derecho on June 29th coming 2 hours in advance.


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