Hold onto Your Hats - Here’s an Early Look at the 2017 Winter Predictions! | Service Mark Solutions

Hold onto Your Hats – Here’s an Early Look at the 2017 Winter Predictions!

Frequent storms to bring ABOVE-NORMAL snowfall to northeastern US.

The El Nino effect is giving way to her sister the La Nina effect where the water, located in and around the equator is colder than usual. This weather phenomenon can lead to frequent storms across the northeastern U.S. this winter and can lead to an above-normal snowfall for this winter season.

“I think the Northeast is going to see more than just a few, maybe several, systems in the course of the season,” AccuWeather Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.

Map of United States showing weather highlights of winter 2016-2017

Unlike last season, in which most of the winter’s snowfall came from a few heavy-hitting storms, this winter will last into the early or middle part of spring and will feature frequent snow events.

According to Pastelok, accumulation may be limited in areas south of New York City, such as Philadelphia, D.C. and Baltimore. These areas will see a handful of changeover systems, where falling snow transitions to rain and sleet.

“But still, Boston, Hartford, along the coastal areas up into Connecticut and southern New England, they can still have a fair amount of snow,” he said.

Overall, it’s predicted that the region will total a below-normal number of subzero days, though the temperature will average 3-5 degrees Fahrenheit lower than last year.

Branches and trees covered with snow

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