BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - As the leaves begin their autumnal symphony of reds, oranges and yellows, New Englanders begin the countdown to winter. One question on top of everyone's mind, how much snow will we get this year?
AccuWeather is now out with their 2022-2023 winter forecast, they're predicting Boston will see about the same, maybe even a little less snowfall as last year.
"Snowfall for this winter could run a little bit below average, expected to run from 40-to-50-inches. The average snowfall around 49 inches in the Boston area, last year we picked up 54 inches of snow, so snowfall expected to run just a little below average here." AccuWeather Meteologist Matt Benz said.
"The biggest driver here are the warm oceanic temperatures in the western Atlantic right ow, this will likely lead to a warm start of the winter. A lot of that precipitation backloaded into the second half of this winter." Benz said "Other things that drive the winter, La Niña, which also helps to shift the weather pattern. We could see most of the snow shift more inland here than previous winters."
With that inland snow shift, comes the potential for some excellent skiing. AccuWeather reporting New Hampshire and Vermont could see the best skiing in the east this year with the rest of New England potentially seeing slightly higher snowfalls than last year.
WBZ's Kendall Buhl (@WBZKendall) reports