The winter of 2012-2013 is nowhere near last year in terms of storminess, cold, and pattern set up. While Maryland remains in a snow drought, parts of New England are well above normal for the season. The complexities of weather continues to plaque us and pinpointing the right storm several days out has become an arduous task any forecaster for anyone!
My point is going forward from here until Spring we can identify the set up yet, the overall storm track will be nailed down only a few days prior to a storms arrival. This has not been an easy year for our computer forecast models.
SO what makes this new pattern any different then the one(s) so far this winter?