With most students back in school, or in the final stages of preparation to return, summer is pretty much over. Before we know it, little ghosts and goblins will have invaded our neighborhoods, the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving will have been thrown out and we’ll be in full preparation for Christmas.
And along with that comes the big question, “Are we going to see any snow this year?”
According to Accuweather.com, our chances are good — at least better than they were last year. The weather website reports that last winter, at least nine of the country's snowiest cities had less than 60 percent of their average snowfall. Accuweather.com also reports that is not as likely to be the case this year. The presence, and strength, of El Niño or La Niña is used as an indicator of how active a winter it is going to be. Long-range meteorologists with the weather website are projecting a weak to moderate El Nino by late summer —reportedly an indicator of an active snow season. So as students return to classes, there is at least a better chance than last winter that they could get a couple of breaks because of snow days.
There really wasn’t much of a winter at all in 2011-12, but we all still remember the winter before. So after this long, hot summer, are you ready for another “Snowmageddon?”