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I was looking back at BWI snowfall records, and to my surprise, BWI did better in moderate Nina's than weak ones. The exception being, of course, 95/96, but even that just missed being a weak moderate event by a tenth or 2 in 2 out of the 5 tri-monthly temps.

https://origin.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensostuff/ONI_v5.php

 

p.s. Thanks Tony for starting the thread on my behalf!

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4 hours ago, Mitchnick said:

So are you still flying the coup or did you fall madly in love over the summer with a local that loves heat, humidity, and freezing rain?

Well, I met a woman, she’s Brazilian so she’s used to the heat lol. This has kind of changed the Worcester plans for now, but I definitely plan to chase any snow event in the country that has a chance to dump 2+ feet. While I missed out on a chance to see 40” at BGM I did get to see a 2ft+ event at Dover. I also enjoyed my Colorado trip too even though Estes Park was a bit of a bust. My goal this year is to experience a heavy LES event. Hopefully this is the year I won’t have to chase much besides that

Last time I started a new relationship was the winter of 2013-14… hmmmm
 

 

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10 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

Well, I met a woman, she’s Brazilian so she’s used to the heat lol. This has kind of changed the Worcester plans for now, but I definitely plan to chase any snow event in the country that has a chance to dump 2+ feet. While I missed out on a chance to see 40” at BGM I did get to see a 2ft+ event at Dover. I also enjoyed my Colorado trip too even though Estes Park was a bit of a bust. My goal this year is to experience a heavy LES event. Hopefully this is the year I won’t have to chase much besides that

Last time I started a new relationship was the winter of 2013-14… hmmmm
 

 

Happy to hear on both counts. I  was hoping you'd  stick around, to be honest, since weenies need company in their misery.

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5 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

So we gonna be banking the entire winter on another SSW?

Since every winter is different, who knows but all things are not equal to last year even if we don't have the same extent of blocking. East Qbo is usually a colder winter, so we've got that going for us I believe. 

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4 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

Obviously just for kicks, but at face value I think I’d take this look.. Looks stormy. Would expect a lot of ice/mix type events with it with that west to east gradient. Lots of cold air locked up JUST to our North

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Lots of low level cold in that with -epo/-ao 

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17 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

Obviously just for kicks, but at face value I think I’d take this look.. Looks stormy. Would expect a lot of ice/mix type events with it with that west to east gradient. Lots of cold air locked up JUST to our North

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December and February. Great Lakes looks like the winner this winter with cold and stormy track. Typical of Ninas but doubled down  this year if the Euro is close to being right.

 

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1 hour ago, Mitchnick said:

Yeah, but we should see a decent clipper or 2 in December don't you think? 

Yea I suppose we would if that pattern occurred. I’ll leave the real forecasting to Tom and the other Mets on here. I usually don’t read into winter forecasts until November. 
 

anyone remember last years seasonal models around this point? They were torch-city if I recall. 

I’m planning to chase the first major LES event this year if it’s got a chance at 1-2 feet. If anyone wants to tag along lmk. 

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