A TYPICAL LA NINA WINTER

La Nina has been dominant this winter even though it’s been a weak one. And it seems as our winter is near its end, La Nina has just shown its dominant hand.  This is a projection of the U.S. snow totals through early March. And, as typical, most of the major snow has been tucked away up north and out west(See Graphic). The cold has been locked in up there as well.  Also, it is typical to expect, snow is generally less in areas where they see average snowfall except if your in northern New England, the upper Midwest, and the Rocky Mountain region like Montana, the Dakotas, etc..  On average in our area we can expect minus 2 to minus 4 inches less snow on average. Delaware typically gets about 20 inches. This year we are at about 15. We still have winter left, but if we end up at 15-18 inches that would match up with a “typical” La Nina winter.  Can we still expect more snow? Sure, but the window of opportunity is lessening by the day.

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AVERAGE SNOWFALL IN LA NINA YEARS: The Mid-Atlantic typically sees anywhere from -2 to -4 inches less snowfall. The northern Northeast, Upper MidWest, and Rocky Mountain region sees more.
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SNOWFALL PROJECTED THROUGH MARCH 3rd (EURO)

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