Mid-Missouri has already been hit by a blast of arctic air earlier this season, which we think will occur often this winter. Some of the factors we took into account in making the winter forecast include the autumn snow pack in Siberia, developing a weak El Nino and a blocking weather pattern.
ABC 17 Stormtrack took a look at the past 10 past winters and compared the temperatures and snowfall to what is typical. Last year we picked up 18" of snow, which average for a winter in Mid-Missouri. But, we remember the frigid temperatures that made the winter of 2013-2014 the 7th coldest on record!