More Thoughts on the Early Winter Season - 11/15/13
It appears as though we are going to get off to a fast start to winter this year, with most of the long range dynamic computer models suggest the eastern 2/3 of the country gets quite chilly in days 10-15 (Thanksgiving week). So with the cold arriving in a stronger and more consistent fashion, the opportunity arises for some travel issues as we get close to the holiday.
Thereafter, below average temperatures should continue through a good part of December with likely a few shots of lake-effect snow through mid-month. Temperatures may moderate back to near average for the last third of the month, but that's still cold enough to produce some wintry precipitation should any storm systems move through.
So the EARLY outlook for a white Christmas looks promising, but we have a long ways to go!