So the verdict is we’re due for another La Nina winter according to the weather guru at famousinternetskiers and NOAA to name a few. After reading through plenty of acronyms, scenarios, and graphs here’s the simple version.
Northeast/MidAtlantic: Apparently it’s a toss up because the region is more dependent on the Arctic Oscillation. I’m hoping this phenomenon is related to the Greenland blocks we experienced last year when the North Atlantic Oscillation was so prevelant. It won’t be a carbon copy of last winter where storms seemed to travel directly along I-95. This is fine because I and most people would rather have the snow where it belongs, in the Adirondacks, Green, and White Mountains.
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming: Prediction is an average winter, which translates to a great winter anywhere else.
Southern Mountain states: Doesn’t look good for Mammoth, or places in Arizona and New Mexico.
PNW: Looks favorable since Mt. Baker’s record year was also in a double dip La Nina, and last year was pretty good too. So I’d say trips to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and BC would be good investments.
Now I’m no meterologist, and predicting the weather this far in advance would be similar to predicting where and when the German ROSAT satellite will crash. So the best bet is to invest in a weather rock.