Looking at long range forecasts can be difficult. Let's look at what the CFS v2 is showing this winter and see what we can decipher.
Warmer than normal temperatures exist over the Northwest, which is usually a strong signal of a high pressure ridge in place over the region. The same ridge of high pressure rule may also apply over the Southeast and Caribbean. These two ridges could have very profound impacts on storm tracks for this winter. If one was to superimpose an estimated track for storm systems, this is what I would put:
If this were to happen, I would anticipate the Midwest and Ohio Valley getting in on the snowy weather. The question is, do precipitation forecasts for January match up with what I am projecting here? The answer would be yes, as seen below.
There are a number of things that can also be deciphered among other long range models, but this is all I have at the moment.