Warm November temps could indicate mild winter

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

It’s hard to think of winter with this stretch of warm November weather, but these days could be indicators of what’s to come.

It seems when New England experiences warmer Novembers like this, the less likely it is that a lot of snow could be in the forecast–but don’t get your hopes up just yet!

It’s also hard to find anyone who could forget what happened last winter, so at our ABC6 studio, we decided to look back at the data from years’ past.

"When we look back at past winters you can see some ties, but a lot goes into the forecast," says ABC6 Sunrise meteorologist, Chelsea Priest.

Chelsea noticed a little trend, "Looking over the last ten years, the two winters, which were 2011 to 2012 and 2006 to 2007, were two years that we saw less than 20 inches of snow. That’s well below the amount of snow we would see and those were both really warm Novembers."

But she says that doesn’t necessarily mean a repeat of the record snowfall we had last year won’t happen this year, though many are hoping the numbers are telling the truth.

In the past decade, the least snowy years in Boston have also seen warmer than average Novembers.

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