How cold and snowy will it be this winter? Get the NYC-area long-range forecast | Weather or Not

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
NYC winter forecast | Weather or Not
Whether you like it or not, winter is coming. But the big question is, will we actually HAVE a traditional winter, unlike last year's record-breaking warmth and lack of snow?

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Whether you like it or not, winter is coming. But the big question is, will we actually HAVE a traditional winter in 2023-24, unlike last year's record-breaking warmth and lack of snow?

For some well-informed guidance on what might be coming, Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Lee Goldberg turns to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok, who breaks down what to expect.

Pastelok tells us he is anticipating a lot more snow than last year, though admittedly, it's a low bar when we only got 2.3 inches in Central Park last winter. (He has an actual accumulation range in mind.) He is also not anticipating a stubborn Southeastern high-pressure ridge keeping our area unusually warm, but he does see other sources of warmth that could keep the worst of Old Man Winter at bay - for a time.

Indeed, this could be a tale of two winters - and a shift midway could have implications for just how much cold and snow we actually get. And there's a good chance that this winter, we'll see more storms marching up from the South, but will those storms hit when we have cold air available?

Be sure to watch the latest episode of "Weather or Not with Lee Goldberg" and go on social media to let Lee know what kind of winter you think we will have.

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