Here is a look at the long range forecast for the winter of 2013 by

Following a snow drought during winter 2011-2012, the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will get a snow dump this winter.

Above-normal snowfall is forecast for the major I-95 cities, including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., during winter 2012-2013.

Normal Snowfall
New York City
25.1 inches
22.8 inches
20.2 inches
Washington, D.C.
14.6 inches

Normal snowfall amounts from the National Weather Service.

Factors Behind the Above-Normal Snow Forecast

The presence of El Niño or La Niña – and their strength – is used to project how active the winter season is going to be. Long-Range meteorologists are projecting a weak to moderate El Niño by the fall.

An El Niño pattern is classified by above-normal water temperatures in the central and equatorial Pacific Ocean. Warming the ocean water in turn warms the air above the Pacific, causing weather patterns to change globally.

El Niño winters feature a strong southern branch of the jet stream across the U.S. When the strong southern jet stream phases with the northern branch of the jet stream (see graphic below), big storms can impact the East.

It should be noted that no two El Niños are the same. The strength of this phenomenon can mean a great deal for winter weather.

Furthermore, there are other factors that influence snowfall amounts for the winter. Enough cold air must meet with big East Coast storms for snow to fall in the I-95 corridor.

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  1. jdubx says:

    utah needs some love after last season. i have a feeling it’s going to be just as bad this year, though :/

  2. Alta Ski Bum says:

    screw u jdubx too many bad things happen last year in utah and the ski world for us to get screwed again

  3. HECKLER says:

    Notice: The chimney will get pounded this coming season.

  4. Skittle says:

    Yeah that’s right! F**k you, PNW!

    (Sorry, I’m still butthurt from last season)

  5. pownowkow says:

    What about AK?

  6. Gnar says:

    I believe that there will be snow, unfortunately, accuweather can’t even tell you the current weather. It sucks

  7. EchoTony says:

    surf and skiing will be good if El Nino returns as expected!
    Pray for Snow!

  8. Ryan Floyd says:

    Anyone know what accuweather predicted for last season?

  9. Spacey says: Last years I mean not too far off the coast of CA got rain while Tahoe got screwed, It snowed almost all winter in the pac NW not huge storms but frequent, the mild and dry was too small over inter mountain west.

    • Cupcake Ice Cream says:

      Not to far off? Maybe you’re seeing something I’m not because last year:

      The South West was not Mild & Dry.
      The NE was not stormy and cold.
      The Midwest was not cold and snowy.
      The PNW did not have frequent storms (until you got near the border)
      And imo the Rockies got pretty skunked.
      (I don’t know about the SE because I don’t care about where it doesn’t snow)

      But as far as last years predictions go Accuweather wasn’t really any different than anyone else… stick to some historical basics and you’ll be at least somewhat correct.

      Illustrating the point that basically anything farther than 12 hours out is a guess…everyone got it completely wrong.

  10. jo says:

    last season would have been awesome if there was no high pressure ridge. that is the big factor

  11. ThaPresident says:

    last year the forecast was similar…was it not? accuweather isn’t the most reliable choice imo. let’s hope the map is on point.

  12. ScottyJack says:

    Accuweather was totally wrong last year so I expect nothing less this year! Which means huge snow for the Adirondacks!

  13. Sowers says:

    Ohio needs some love for the 2013 season. Last year was horrible. I’m hoping we get some really good snow this year but only time will tell.

  14. Anthony says:

    Baltimore can get MORE than 2o inches for Maryland lol

  15. Brian says:

    4″ already and its only November 7-8th !! Gonna be a long snowy winter!!

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    • Sman says:

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      Think snow

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