Here is the full version of my Winter Outlook 2018
Welcome to the 2018 Winter Outlook. Below you will find the bottom line forecast followed by a detailed video on how I came up with my prediction this year.
So lets get to it.....
- There will be a lot of activity this winter but it will be confined to a few key areas
- The hardest hit spots should be the Pacific northwest, Northern Rocky Mountains, and the Northern Plains into interior New England.
- Winter should come on quick this year in December which will be a contrast compared to the last two winters.
- For New England
- Not exceptionally cold but very snowy especially in the interior.
- Areas near the coast should see above average snow but the core of the heaviest snowfall relative to averages stays more inland due to influences from a ridge of high pressure.
- Ski areas should do great
- For the Mid-Atlantic
- A mixed bag this year
- Average temperatures for the northern Mid-Atlantic and slightly above average for southern Mid-Atlantic (Balt/Wash, Phili)
- Expect average snowfall overall with slightly above average to the north and below average to the south
- Overall similar to last winter in terms of snowfall amounts but slightly cooler and the chance for areas to the NW to see enhanced snowfall (edge of the light blue)
- For the Southeast
- Warmer than normal temperatures with limited snowfall this year
- This will be due to a persistent ridge of high pressure working its way onshore frequently
- Non eventful overall
- For the Pacific Northwest into the Rocky Mountains
- Very active this year with well above normal snowfall
- For the Central US into the Great Lakes Region
- Average winter to the south but cold and snowy to the north
- Coldest air relative to averages should be in the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes this year.
The Video Breaking Down the Rational