So far this Met Winter we have recieved a little over 50% of average snowfall in most areas of SE Va. The storm this weekend IF it trends closer to the coast (which I have a feeling it just might) could bring us close to or at avg. snowfall (10″). Then there are 2 Clipper systems in the works. One for Tuesday of next week. The other for Christmas Eve/Day. So if everything goes well, much of Central and Southern VA and Central and Northeastern NC could see their average snowfall before the month is out.
The current cold pattern looks to persist through the New Year. It will weaken some by the week after Christmas but it will still be rather cold compared to normal. (40's v. mid 50's)…
By the 2nd to 3rd week in January I expect the block to begin rapidly breaking down and more milder weather to take over. This pattern will last into late February. By then the pattern could re-establish itself as the La Nina will begin rapid break-down leading to a cold, active March.
Heading into Spring I think it will be wet with late season cold snaps not out of the question. When it does get going good I think we will see an extended Spring due to a cooler and wetter Summer.
Below you will see my very PRELIMINARY Spring Wx Pattern Map: