Joe Bastardi and the WeatherBell Analytics LLC have made the most accurate winter forecast over the past several years. They may be on to something. Lets take a look at their upcoming winter forecast.
“It will be between a normal winter and the epic winters of the 1970s.
The core of the coldest weather as far as departure from normal temperatures will be from Pierre, SD to Kansas City to St. Louis to Louisville to Cincinnati to Charleston, WV with temperatures for the winter averaging 4 to 6 degrees below normal.
Last winter in Louisville our temps averaged 4 degrees below normal…. so they are saying it will be colder this winter than last.
They have about 60% of the country averaging more than 2 degrees below normal.
As far as snow, with the cold and forecast storm track…. they have the area that will average the most with respect to above normal amounts from Memphis to Paducah and Bowling Green to Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati to Pittsburgh to Syracuse.
WeatherBELL has over 90% of the country with normal to above normal snowfall.”
Take a look at this video from Joe Bastardi talking about the upcoming winter. Remember Joe Bastardi is not guaranteeing a worse winter than last, but the potential for a rough winter is very real.
— *NE Region Weather* (@NYNJCTwx) October 19, 2014