The winter forecast for the Ohio Valley, temperature-wise, looks to be on the cool side, especially on the eastern side. An average stratospheric temperature, combined with the recent -NAO trend has me believing that this winter will contain more instances of a negative NAO than we saw last year. Additionally, El Ninos are favorable for negative NAO's, altogether increasing the potential for the North Atlantic Oscillation to be in a negative phase. And that, my friends, leads to below normal temperatures. However, I only highlighted the eastern part of the region, as Nor'easters should pull down cool air from Canada as or after they pass through, lowering temperatures.