A look at what we might be able to expect this winter

Last winter we didn't get all that much in the way of snow

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  It was mostly cloudy and cooler Wednesday. And even though temperatures were in the 60s this week there are some signs that winter isn’t all that far away.

Most of the leaves are now off the trees and some people have started putting on their winter coats. As we get closer to the end of November the big question is what can we expect this winter?

“I think it’s going to be a cold winter with some snow,” said Richard Blodgett of Springfield. Last year we had a mild winter with not much in the way of snow.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for above normal snowfall for most of southern New England with mild temperatures. It’s calling for colder but wet weather for northern New England and for far northern and western parts of Massachusetts.

The National Weather Service which released their winter outlook last month has us in the “equal chances” category for precipitation and temperature. This means that there is not a strong enough climate signal to shift the odds, so there is an equal chance for above, near, or below-normal temperatures and/or precipitation this winter.

“I like the snow so I enjoy it so I’m hoping for a lot of snow and I like the cold weather too. I do more exercise in the cold so that’s what I like,” said Maryanne Roblinski of East Longmeadow.

I’m looking forward to a nice mild winter I know my kids aren’t they would love snow but I’m loving this it’s gorgeous,” said Karen Weaver of Longmeadow.

So far across the country this November there is almost no snow cover at all. On average northern parts of the country usually have at least some snow on the ground by now.

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