I'd say at this point, I'm in pretty strong agreement with this exact map for this winter.
Seems in line with my earlier post as well. Looks like a Nina pattern but with a slightly plunged area in the Plains a couple states south of the maps I posted from last yr.
With #organicforecasting in mind, there's a region that has been screwed every which direction and really screams for balancing by nature. It runs up through Cleveland to Toronto. We've seen several great winters miss them NW and the past 2 miss them just to their east.
IF that boundary zone were pushed a bit south on that BAMwx map, it could mean a storm track that favored that corridor. While I'm not calling for that, knowing how Ma Nature thinks it wouldn't surprise me. That regions overdue tbh.
Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 63.1" Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 14.5 Feb: 19.7 Mar: 4.7 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-what a stretch it's been!!
Winter 2016-17 Snow Total = 52"
Winter 2015-16 Snow Total = 57.4"
Winter 2014-15 Snow Total = 55.3"
Winter 2013-14 Snow Total = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)
Winter 2012-13 Snow Total = 47.2"
Winter 2011-12 Snow Total = 43.7"
Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014, Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918
"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.." "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" “and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off” "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."