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El Nino to Bring Snowy Winter

Accuweather accurately predicted this summer's weather. So should we brace for snow?

Are you dreaming of hot chocolate and ski trips?

Sometimes dreams do come true. Accuweather's forecast model for this coming winter calls for the El Nino climate pattern with above average snowfall in the mid-Atlantic and parts of the Midwest.

The Baltimore area sees an average of 20.2 inches of snow each winter, but we've yet to scrape that number since the 2009-10 season, where we saw 77 inches of snow. The winter of 2010-11 saw 14.4 inches and this past winter saw less than two, according to National Weather Service data.

The Baltimore Sun, which first caught Accuweather's report, noted that the weather website's May predictions about what this summer would feel like, with plenty of severe weather in the mix, turned out to be accurate.

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Michael August 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Please STOP inserting links in articles that take the reader to something totally unrelated to the story. It's truly irritating.
Wendy Woods August 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM
well, the new snowthrower kept the snow away last year - perhaps we'll get to use it this year. Hopefully the accumulation will be parceled out over a number of small snows, rather than one or two huge storms ... much more enjoyable that way.

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