By Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV Meteorologist

BOSTON (CBS) – AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania is predicting another brutally cold and snowy winter for a large part of the country, especially states in higher latitudes.

The reason?

La Nina is returning with a similar look to last winter!

When sea surface temperatures across the equatorial eastern Pacific ocean are below normal, cold air gets involved in the global weather pattern.

This can produce a volitile winter for the northeast with persistent cold and active weather.

Last year we had 81 inches of snow in Boston.

The good news is this winter is not expected to be quite as extreme as last.

Still, snowfall is forecast to average above normal with totals likely to eclipse the seasonal average of 42 inches at Logan Airport.

Interior areas of New England stand the best chance of more significant cold and snow, with a better chance of milder air to periodically penetrate into southern New England as the winter progresses.

Winter is expected to get off to a quick start in December.

By winter’s end, temperatures are forecast to average near normal.

With plenty of cold in the interior and an active weather pattern, it looks like another promising ski season!

Let it Snow!

Comments (4)
  1. The Truth says:

    Is La Nina an American citizen??? If not, deport her!!!!!

  2. Italo says:

    Ugh. Summer just ended but, by the time we have another one of our endless winters replete with unending snowstorms and raw rainy nor’easters that last for days, it’ll seem like this summer took place two years ago. ;-o

  3. emom says:

    I am not looking forward to this winter,, After watching for weeks the squirrels looking for food so early and then the chipmucks doing much of the same. and the many road kill animals,,, all way to early in the season,, add that my bones ache something feirce, YES it will be a bad winter. its going to be wet and very cold, long stretches of cold snaps, and the snow so much ,, I willneed to stock pile my ice melt as soon as I see it , have snowblower and shovels ready this year and well stay warm as best as possibly,,, I fear we could see nore ice this year if it does rain more then suddenly freeze,,, weres my giagantic cocoa mug ,,,,, its going to be a long winter,

  4. jaygee says:

    I wish these people would get their act together. I just read an article about a month ago that stated the Northeast would have a milder winter with less snow, It’s only October and the weather prognosticators are already trying to scare everyone. They makes 2 inches of snow sound like the end of the world.

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