Punxsutawney Phil

On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob to predict the weather for the rest of winter. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early […]

Snow Forecast for the Winter of 2011-2012

From Accuweather comes this long range snow forecast.

The basis of the forecast is on the prediction that a weak La Nina will be forming this fall and continuing through the winter. Last year, we had a strong La Nina with blocking over Greenland that lead to a very snowy winter across the Midwest and […]

Weather Forecast for Fall 2011

AccuWeather has posted their projected weather for the upcoming fall months.

Rest-of-the-Winter Weather Forecast

For people who are sick of the cold and snow and hoping for a quick end to winter, AccuWeather.com Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi may have bad news.

More persistent cold is expected to hold strong through at least the middle of February across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. Bastardi also […]

November Cold Blast

Accuweather says that signs continue to point toward an arctic cold outbreak beginning the third week of November in the Northwest, expanding to much of the eastern half of the U.S. before Thanksgiving. Snow and a freeze-up accompanying the cold blast may lead to travel problems. The air will have tremendous shock […]

NOAA’s 2010 Winter Forecast for the Northeast

The press release from NOAA’s climate prediction center highlights the thinking on the upcoming winter. Nothing unexpected here given the fact that a La Nina (described in the press release) is occurring and forecast to become stronger. A La Nina cold season pattern typically generates highly variable weather conditions across the states. This means unlike […]