2006 - NOV temp: 51.9 Winter snowfall: 12.4"
2001 - NOV temp: 52.7 Winter snowfall: 3.5"
1994 - NOV temp: 52.0 Winter snowfall: 11.8"
1979 - NOV temp: 52.5 Winter snowfall: 12.8"
1975 - NOV temp: 52.3 Winter snowfall: 17.3"
1948 - NOV temp: 52.4 Winter snowfall: 46.6"
1931 - NOV temp: 51.9 Winter snowfall: 5.3"
So we can see that after most of the warmest Novembers in history, we've had well below normal snowfall. 1948 is the only exception. Average snowfall in those 7 winters is 15.7". If you take out the 1 exception (1948), average snowfall in the other 6 winters is only 10.5". Since we've had one of those exceptionally warm Novembers this year, history suggests we'll get way below average snowfall this winter. Of course we can hope for an exception like 1948. We've had an incredible last few years with an unusual amount of extreme weather events, including the October snowstorm. We've gotten big snowstorms in unfavorable patterns in recent years. So I certainly wouldn't discount the possibility of a snowy winter this year, even though history says it's usually very ugly after extremely warm Novembers. The only thing we can say with certainty is this winter will have below average, average or above average snowfall. Hopefully we'll break the trend of well below average snowfall after extremely warm Novembers.