Snow lovers hoping for a White Christmas will likely be disappointed if you trust AccuWeather’s winter outlook. The weather prediction firm predicts above average temperatures and quiet weather to reign in December before transitioning to colder conditions as January wears on into February. The company predicts about average snowfall (23.9 inches in New Jersey) with the greatest threat of powerful nor’easters primarily coming in February…"That in part is due to the fact that we’re so influenced by North Atlantic Oscillation or NAO," said David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University. North Atlantic Oscillation is an atmospheric phenomena, which during the winter, is a major driver of weather conditions across the eastern United States.
/ / / Accuweather predicts cold and snowy finish to winter, but expert questions such forecasts’ validity