Local TV Winter Outlooks, Part II
A week ago, I summarized NBC4's and FOX5's winter outlooks which generally called for near-average winter snowfall. Since then, ABC7's and WUSA9's outlooks have been released as well as Justin Berk's from ABC2 in Baltimore. They're more-or-less in consensus, all predicting at least average snowfall this season.
Keep reading for details about these outlooks...
Chief meteorologist Doug Hill at ABC7 says: "This winter, we're predicting four times as much snow as last year, about 20 inches for the metropolitan area." That's about 5 inches above the thirty-year average. The outlook story and video offer a few more details.
All four of the meteorologists at WUSA9 issued outlooks. Here's what they're predicting...
Topper Shutt: 5-6 storms will produce average snowfall. Temperatures will also be near average.
Kim Martucci: 18" of snow (which is average or a bit above), coming in big storms
Howard Bernstein: 18", coming in little storms.
Tony Pann: 20-30" (above average) with some big storms and average to below average temperatures.
Watch the video below...
Lastly, Justin Berk at ABC2 in Baltimore is calling for a blockbuster winter for our neighbor to the north. He expects about 30" which is more than 50% above average for Baltimore (18"). Historically, Washington, DC gets about 80-85% of the snow Baltimore does -- so that would translate to about 25-26" for us. In a blog post at Examiner.com, Justin also summarizes respected meteorologist's Dave Tolleris' outlook -- which supports his idea for a pretty snowy winter.
In the last couple months, we've recapped 18 winter outlooks (see our "local climate" archives to review them). The overwhelming majority predict near average snowfall this season, and pretty much all call for more snow than in the last several winters (even those that are going with below average snow, like our own).
This wraps up our pre-season coverage of winter outlooks. On Monday, meteorological winter officially starts, so we can sit back and watch as opportunities for snow emerge or fade. A few months from now, we'll take a look back and see how these outlooks performed.
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