Accuweather has released their seasonal forecast, and it looks like the area may be getting slammed with above average snowfall for the 2021-22 winter season.
The temperatures are predicted to be below normal with 25-50% more snow this year between Minnesota and Maine.
Accuweather meteorologist Joseph Bauer said they’re expecting a high frequency of snow events in the form of an active storm track, leaving room for continuous lake effect snow to accumulate during the season.
The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center has a slightly different prediction, with higher chances of precipitation, but they call for above average temperatures.
If that’s the case there will be more freezing rain and drizzle than snow.
One factor in the prediction of more precipitation is the 70-80% chance of a La Nina this winter.
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