Who wants to go in on a Florida condo this winter? (Florida, you say?) I ask that question because I've been checking out the extended winter weather forecast for all of New England and especially Connecticut, and it looks "messy."

I've done a deep dive into two reputable weather forecasters, AccuWeather's lead long-range forecaster, Paul Pastelok, and the age-old "Farmer's Almanac." Two scientific patterns are working against us when it comes to this upcoming winter, and they are "La Nina" and "Climate Change."

Accuweather's Winter Forecast for the Northeast (2021/2022) 

Chief Meteorologist Paul Pastelok is predicting a "roller-coaster weather ride." In November, cold air will chill the Northeast with "a couple of rounds of cold weather and some snow." The nasty cold will back off by the middle of December but will hit with a vengeance come January. Heating bills will hit us hard during January. Some nor'easters are possible near the end of the winter season. Accuweather is predicting 26 to 32 inches of snow in New York City for 2021-2022.

The Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast for the Northeast & New England ('21/'22

November 2021 - Chance of wet snow and storms across the Northeast States in mid-November and gusty winds and showers close to Thanksgiving.

December 2021 - Frigidly cold weather arriving by Christmas with scattered snow showers.

January 2022 - Series of coastal systems could bring 4 to 8 inches of snow across New York, Pennsylvania, and New England in mid-January.

Are these Connecticut predictions accurate for the 2021 / 2022 Winter Season?

Let's just put the brakes on for a couple of minutes. Are you buying into any of these long-range predictions? I ask that question because I googled the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, and this is what they had to say:

A seven-day forecast can accurately predict the weather about 80 percent of the time and a five-day forecast can accurately predict the weather approximately 90 percent of the time. However, a 10-day—or longer—forecast is only right about half the time.

If you live in Connecticut, snow is inevitable during the winter so, let's go take a look at some of my winter photos which show that a New England winter can be downright beautiful.

Winter in Connecticut

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