Various weather outlets have been posting their Winter predictions and I have been asked "where is yours?" To be honest, climatology is not my thing; storm forecasting and chasing, snow predictions, those are my passions and what I feel I do well. Hence, up to now, no Winter prediction from me.
I have seen predictions for the mid-Atlantic range from normal to multiple blizzards. This far out, who really knows. But if you want to know my take, here it is. Based on my readings and reviewing some history, I feel this Winter for the mid-Atlantic will be a bit cooler then normal with average snowfall amounts. That being said, if we do see an average snowfall Winter, that will actually mean we will see more snow then we have in a couple years! The last few years we have seen below normal snowfall Winters. So when I say we will have a "normal" snowfall Winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground, keep in mind the historical perspective.