December 3, 2019 0

Winter Outlook: Snowiest Season In Years Predicted By WBZ Weather Team


THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE AND IT’S TIME TO START TALKING ABOUT WINTER. WILL IT BE ANOTHER WARM EL NIÑO WINTER? OR COULD BE WE BE LOOKING AT A RETURN OF THE DREADED POLAR VORTEX? THE WEATHER TEAM HAS BEEN CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS AND HERE IS WHAT ERIC SAYS WE CAN EXPECT. THE SUN IS LOW, THE AIR WAS COLD AND THE FIRST FLAKES HAVE FLUTTERED TO THE GROUND. ANOTHER NEW ENGLAND WINTER IS UPON US BUT MUCH LIKE SNOWFLAKES, NO TWO ARE ALIKE. A SEASON IN BOSTON HAS FEATURED AS LITTLE AS A 10 WILLIAMS 9, JUST NINE INCHES OF SNOW OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL AND AVERAGE PRODUCES 44 AND THE GRANDDADDY, HOW ABOUT NEARLY 111 INCHES IN 2015. NEEDLESS TO SAY, JUST ABOUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND THE FIRST BLOOMS OF SPRINGTIME. WHICH PLAYERS ON THE FIELD THIS TIME AROUND? WE START BY LOOKING IN A FAMILIAR PLACE, THE PACIFIC OCEAN. COVERING OVER 30 PERCENT OF THE EARTH, IT’S A HUGE DRIVER OF THE WEATHER. THIS YEAR WE FIND NO SIGNIFICANT EL NIÑO OR ITS COOLER COUNTERPART LA NIÑA. INSTEAD A GENERAL POOL OF WARMER THAN AVERAGE WATER IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTH PACIFIC. THIS GENERALLY RESEMBLES RECENT WINTERS LIKE LAST YEAR’S AND 2014-14. THE WARM NORTH PACIFIC CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE WEATHER. IT MAKES A COUNTERINTUITIVE PATTERN WHERE YOU GET A BRIDGE ACROSS THE PAT ALASKA WHERE IT MIGHT BE A MILD SEASON BUT IT DISLODGES THE ARCTIC AIR TO THE NORTH SENDING IT DOWN ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. SOMETHING THAT MAY BE SURPRISING TO HEAR IS A SOLAR CYCLE CAN ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE WINTER. SOLAR CYCLES LAST APPROXIMATELY 11 YEARS AND WE ARE AT THE BOTTOM. THAT MEANS VERY FEW SUNSPOTS MID WHICH MEANS COLDER AND STORM YOUR WEATHER DOWN BELOW WHERE WE LIVE. FINALLY THERE IS THE NOVEMBER RULE. WHATEVER HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER USUALLY FOLLOWS IN THE UPCOMING WINTER. SINCE 2000, EVERY SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER THAN AVERAGE NOVEMBER HAS BEEN FOLLOWED BY AT OR BELOW AVERAGE SNOWFALL GENERALLY MILD TEMPERATURES. EVERY SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER THAN AVERAGE NOVEMBER HAS BEEN FOLLOWED BY ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWFALL EXCEPT FOR ONE, LAST YEAR. WHICH BRINGS US TO THE WISHES WINTER OUTLOOK. WHILE LAST YEAR BUCKED THE TREND IT WILL BE VERY UNUSUAL FOR THAT TO HAPPEN TWO YEARS IN A ROW SO WE ARE GOING WITH A COLDER THAN AVERAGE AND SNOW WE ARE THAN AVERAGE WINTER WITH THE HIGHEST NO POTENTIAL COMING IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. FOR THE BOSTON AREA WE ARE CALLING FOR 55 TO 65 INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH APRIL, ABOUT A FOOT ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THE WHOLE SEASON AND FOR YOUR USUAL

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