Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 32

According the the Farmer's Almanac, Connecticut should expect above average temps, stormy, wet weather - http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2011/08/29/2012-us-winter-forecast/; for a week-by-week prediction for the Northeast, see http://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/northeast-us/

See the National Weather Service explanation of winter storm prediction and precautions.   Get up-to-the-minute discussion of forecasts and observed snowfall and freezing temperatures at the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) of the National Weather Service.

Long-range forecasts from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Weather Service include 90- and 30- day prognostications.  As of 20 Oct. 2011, the prognostication for November, December, and January says:

FOR THE WINTER, BELOW NORMAL SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURE IS FAVORED FOR SOUTHERN ALASKA, THE WEST COAST AND MUCH OF THE NORTHERN TIER OF THE U.S.. 

Neither above or below levels of precipiation are forecast for the Northeast.  According to data on the State of Connecticut's DEEP website:

    • November averages 4 inches of liquid precipitation; 2 inches of snowfall
    • December averages 4.2 inches of liquid precipitation; 10.4 inches of snowfall
    • January averages 3.5 inches of liquid precipitation; 12.3 inches of snowfall

  • Average winter snowfall in the Northwest Hills is 50 inches
  • Average winter snowfall along the coast is 30-35 inches

 

"The AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting another brutally cold and snowy winter for a large part of the country, thanks in large part to La Niña... yet again."

 

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