This is the regional forecast for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. For other forecasts, please go to the 2014-2015 Winter Forecast Directory.
For temperatures, I'm expecting most of the region to experience below normal to well-below normal temperatures this winter. This outlook comes from the expectation of upper-latitude blocking to prevail during the cold season, which may then force the polar vortex (or at least cold air masses) down south into North America, likely near the Northeast. The Mid-Atlantic may expect cold weather, though likely not as intensive as the Northeast and New England areas.
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In the precipitation department, I'm expecting the coastline to see a few big-time storms this winter season. The emergence of a weak El Nino this winter should enable the jet stream to buckle south at times, likely resulting in threats for potentially significant snowstorms. I'd place the regions under average precipitation, as the degree to how often this jet stream buckling occurs is not yet known.
Lastly, with respect to snowfall, as stated above, I am expecting a handful of substantial storms, known as "Nor'easters" to many. Regardless of if they are true Nor'easters when they occur, or are just strong coastal storms, I do think the region has a decent shot at at least average snowfall, if not above average.