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Joe Bastardi of Accuweather.com is predicting the snowiest year since 2003 for the Northeastern U.S. this year.
Although the Accuweather article doesn't delve into much scientific detail, it points to several instances in the past of unusually cool summer seasons correlating with snowy winters thereafter. Bastardi points to the winter of 2002-2003 as an example, a year in which Burlington, VT saw nearly 25% more snow than normal.
I don't normally place much faith in long-term forecasts (unless it's coming from the mouth of my fiancée's father...but that's a story for another time), but I will say this much: for a few weeks now, I've been thinking the same thing Bastardi just wrote. Between recent worldwide volcanic activity, El Niño, and the lack of a "real" summer in New England, my snowboarder's intuition (like a woman's intuition, only lazier!) has been telling me we're in for a good winter!
Of course, only time will tell if Bastardi and I are right. Stay tuned, snow-lovers.