Around this time each year, forecasters come out with their predictions of what kind of winter season is in store for us. Will it be warm or cold? Will it be snowy or dry? But about the only think you can bank on is that with so many variables, your guess is probably just as good as theirs.
However, this season, Northeast skiers and snowboarders should have a sense of optimism as we head into the winter as conditions should place the storm track directly over New England’s mountains.
According to an article on OutsideOnline.com, the North Atlantic Oscillation, which follows the spread of high and low pressure across the northern Atlantic, is predicted to be “moderately negative” this winter. In a negative NAO, a big block of low pressure is weakened over Greenland, which pushes the jet stream farther south, taking storm tracks with it. And a moderately negative NAO means storms over northern New England.