Connecticut is going to have an interesting winter with most of the snow coming from either a weak El Nino or an active Southern Jet or both. We at liveweatherblogs think the southern Jet stream could be the key to a few very big snowstorms this winter.
The timing is key this entire winter with the cold outbreaks and additional moisture from the south that could bring 2-4 decent snowstorms along with a few moderate events...This would make for a colder and snowier winter and may follow the late winter rally of last year.
The set-up above would make for a banner year for the ski areas of CT and some decent snow in the bigger cities esp. the northern portion of the state. So combining the two jets is where we need to be come this winter. El Nino or La Nina? Not sure where we want to put that just yet with most of of the models leaning down the middle or weak El Nino.
Take a look at the chart below and see a slight trend to the El Nino side so yeah it's early in the game but things will change for sure.
CONNECTICUT FUN FACTS
Interesting Weather Facts
Average winter snowfall in the Northwest Hills is 50 inches
Average winter snowfall along the coast is 30-35 inches
The odds of a damaging earthquake in Connecticut are 1 in 20 each year